Helsinki Music Centre

The Helsinki Music Centre is one of the most prominent concert venues and meeting places in the Helsinki city centre.

The Helsinki Music Centre houses classrooms, practice rooms, office space, conference rooms and various performance halls, and it is primarily in the use of 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 use of each hall. Concert-goers at the Helsinki Music Centre can visit a café, and there is also a restaurant where students can enjoy an affordable meal at lunchtime.

The Helsinki Music Centre was opened in 2011 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 has no thresholds and provides visitor lifts. The tactile signs help blind or partially sighted visitors move around the building. Read more about the Helsinki Music Centre on their own website.

Facilities and activities

Music Centre’s Concert Hall
Black Box (Music Centre)
Auditorio (Music Centre)
Main Foyer
Practice rooms
Music Centre’s ticket sales
Töölö campus library
Klubi Restaurant at the Helsinki Music Centre
Töölö campus


Töölönlahdenkatu 16, 00100 Helsinki, Suomi

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 8-20

Sat 9-16

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.

Other information

Photos: David Jacob

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