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Top Choice Concert Venue in City Centre

Musiikkitalo

Home to the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Sibelius Academy, the glass- and copper-fronted Helsinki Music Centre, opened in 2011, hosts a diverse program of classical, jazz, fo…
Concert Venue in Kamppi & Töölö

Finlandia Talo

Designed by Alvar Aalto, this 1971 concert hall in angular white marble is one of Helsinki's landmark buildings. It received its congress wing in 1975 and was expanded in 2011. Alongside a varying program of music, …
Cinema in Kamppi & Töölö

Orion Theatre

Opened in 1927, this gorgeous art-deco cinema with chequerboard tiles has 216 plush red seats. It shows classics from the Finnish Film Archive through to new art-house releases, either in English or with English sub…
Spectator Sport in Kamppi & Töölö

Telia 5G Arena

Next to the Olympic Stadium, this 10,770-seat arena is the home ground of Helsinki's football (aka soccer) team, HJK (Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi). The team is the closest thing Finland has to a Real Madrid or Manches…
Opera in Kamppi & Töölö

Oopperatalo

From mid-August to May, opera, ballet and classical concerts are staged at Helsinki's opera house, set in landscaped parkland next to Töölönlahti bay. Designed by Eero Hyvämäki, Jukka Karhunen and Risto Parkkinen, t…
Theatre in City Centre

Kansallisteatteri

The Finnish National Theatre was founded in 1872 as the country's first Finnish-speaking theatre, but didn't move into its permanent home until 1902. The beautiful art nouveau building was designed by architect Onni…
Live Music in Kamppi & Töölö

Tavastia

One of Helsinki’s legendary rock venues, Tavastia attracts both up-and-coming local acts and bigger international groups, with a band virtually every night of the week. Most gigs start at 9pm; doors open two hours b…
Spectator Sport in Helsinki

Hartwall Arena

The best place to see top-level hockey matches is at this arena 4km north of the city centre. It’s the home of Helsinki's Jokerit ('Jesters') team, which plays in the international Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). B…
Jazz in Kamppi & Töölö

Storyville

Helsinki’s number-one jazz club attracts a refined older crowd swinging to boogie woogie, trad jazz, Dixieland and New Orleans most nights. As well as the performance space, there’s a stylish bar that has a cool out…
Live Music in Kallio

Juttutupa

A block from Hakaniemi metro station, in an enormous granite building, Juttutupa is one of Helsinki’s better bars for live music, focusing on contemporary jazz and rock fusion. All gigs are free. There's a great bee…