Helsinki Music Centre

The Helsinki Music Centre, better known by its Finnish name Helsingin Musiikkitalo, is one of the most prominent concert venues and meeting places in the Helsinki city centre.

Mannerheimintie renovation project

Access to the Musiikkitalo from the direction of Mannerheimintie will be difficult. We recommend that you allow enough time for your arrival and use the entrance on the side of Kansalaistori if possible. According to current information, the entrance to Mannerheimintie will also remain in use throughout the renovation, but pedestrian routes can be challenging at times.

We recommend following the official information channels of the renovation project, where you can find the most up-to-date information.

The Helsinki Music Centre houses classrooms, practice rooms, office space, conference rooms and various performance halls. It is primarily used by the Sibelius Academy’s students and staff. In addition to the 1,704-seat Concert Hall, there are also five smaller halls in the Helsinki Music Centre: Black Box for electrically amplified music, Sonore for musical theatre, Camerata for chamber music, Organo for organ music, and Paavo, originally designed as a rehearsal hall for orchestras. The acoustics have been designed to respect the individual purpose of each hall. There is a café for concert guests at the Helsinki Music Centre, and there is also a restaurant where students can enjoy an affordable meal at lunchtime.

The Helsinki Music Centre was opened in 2011 and it is located next to the Kansalaistori Square. Uniarts Helsinki owns the building together with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

The Helsinki Music Centre is easily accessible: the building has no thresholds and there are lifts for visitors. The tactile signs help blind or partially sighted visitors move around the building. Read more about the Helsinki Music Centre on their own website.


Töölönlahdenkatu 16, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 9-20

Sat 9-17

Sun closed

Contact information


The Helsinki Music Centre has no thresholds and lifts transport visitors between the floors. Embossed signs help visually impaired visitors to walk around the building safely.

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Photos: David Jacob

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