Annantalo is an arts centre for children and young people in the centre of Helsinki. It organizes art education, exhibitions, dance performances and theatre productions. It also works closely together with schools. During daytime the centre is filled with primary school children who attend art classes.
Caisa is an international cultural centre established in the heart of Helsinki in 1996. It is administered by the City of Helsinki Cultural Office. Its objective is to support the growth of a diversified city by promoting interaction between people from different cultures and encouraging independent original practice among new ethnic minority cultures whilst integrating them into Finnish society. Caisa also gives out information on Finland.
Cirko works to promote and develop contemporary Finnish circus. Cirko also offers working residencies for circus professionals, as well as organizes annually the largest Nordic contemporary circus festival. Cirko is located in Suvilahti, Helsinki.
Gallery U is run by the Hungarian Cultural and Scientific Centre in Helsinki. Located in Kaisaniemi, Gallery U organizes exhibitions, concerts and other Finnish-Hungarian cultural collaborations.
Kanneltalo is the cultural centre for West Helsinki located by Kannelmäki railway station near the Kehä I ring road. Kanneltalo offers a wide range of interesting events for all local residents. The emphasis of its programme is on theatre and circus, completed by other forms of art. The house is managed by the City of Helsinki Cultural Office, which also rents out the concert hall, gallery and lobby space and is responsible for the programme. The Cultural Office also co-ordinates art education projects held at Kanneltalo.
Malmitalo offers a wide range of cultural services. Each year around 400 cultural events are held at Malmitalo, including concerts, film screenings and theatre productions. Particularly popular are its jazz and blues concerts, as well as special events for children and pensioners. Malmitalo’s gallery and exhibition space present new exhibitions each month. For more information, click on Events or Event Calendar.
Nordic Culture Point is an official Nordic cultural institution. The organization administers three Nordic funding programmes, runs a cultural centre and library in the heart of Helsinki, and arranges cultural events. It provides a physical, financial and digital space for Nordic culture. Nordic Culture Point operates under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers.
The Savoy Theatre is an important and colourful addition to Helsinki’s diverse cultural scene. It is especially well-known as a concert venue for world music, hosting around 200 groups from around the world every year. The Savoy produces events itself and in co-operation with other event organizers. It also stages events produced independently by various booking agencies, festivals and individual event organizers. The Savoy is situated in the centre of Helsinki just off the Esplanade Park. The Savoy Theatre is also responsible for the booking and production of performances organized on the Espa Stage.
Stoa is East Helsinki’s lively and varied culture centre situated by the metro station in Itäkeskus, next door to the Itis Shopping Centre. The high-quality events hosted by Stoa attract visitors of all ages from all over Helsinki. Stoa’s programme includes Finnish and international contemporary dance and circus, theatre, music, children’s performances and exhibitions. Stoa’s auditorium is one of the best venues for contemporary dance in Helsinki.
Vuosaari House is a cultural centre for the people of Vuosaari. Its presents concerts, children’s performances, film screenings, stand-up clubs, theatre productions and art exhibitions. The 320-seat Vuosali Hall is available for rent to event organizers. Vuosaari House is situated in the centre of Vuosaari, Helsinki’s biggest residential area, nearby the metro station, Columbus Shopping Centre, Vuosaari Sports Hall, Tehtaanpuisto Primary School and Vuosaari Upper Secondary School.