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Cultural centres

Diverse cultural offering is not limited to the Helsinki city centre. There are five cultural centres operating in different locations outside the city centre: Kanneltalo, Malmitalo, Vuotalo, Stoa and Caisa. In addition to these, the international concert hall and guest stage Savoy Theatre is located in the centre of Helsinki.

The cultural centres’ programme includes:

  • concerts
  • theatre performances and film screenings
  • changing exhibitions
  • communal events, such as afternoon dances and contact cafés.

Ticket prices are low, and some events are free of charge. Explore the current cultural offering on the website of a cultural centre near you.

Ikäihmiset Helsingin kaupunginmuseossa
Photo: Katja Tähjä


Are you interested in Helsinki’s local history or the treasures of Finnish art history? Almost all museums offer pensioners a discount on the ticket price. Entrance to some of the museums is permanently free of charge.

Information on the city museums’ current exhibitions and opening hours is available on the museum websites.

More information on the museum offering in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area is available on the website(Link leads to external service)

Libraries, Adult Education Centre and service centres 

Libraries, service centres and the Adult Education Centre also offer cultural programmes and activities. Libraries open their doors to people who are hungry for information and entertainment almost every day. If you would like to put your creative side to practice, explore the free courses provided by service centres or the Adult Education Centre course selection.