R Building

The legendary R building on Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu has been a music study centre for over 90 years.

R Building

The R Building is located on the Töölö Campus, right in the centre of Helsinki. The building houses a 550-seat Concert Hall, a Chamber Music Hall, an Early Music Hall, and rooms for teaching and practice. There is also a café where art enthusiasts can meet to enjoy a light lunch or snacks. The café is open to concert-goers in the evenings. 

The building was completed in 1931, and it was designed by architect Eino Forsman. In 2019, the building underwent a renovation that restored the original appearance and acoustics. 

Facilities in R building

Concert Hall
Chamber Music Hall
Small hall
Töölö campus


Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 9, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Opening hours

Mon–Fri 9-20

Sat 9-16

Sun closed

Contact information

Contact information of the info desk:
+358 29 447 4404


The building is accessible via the main entrance on Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu during opening hours. There are lifts to access all levels of the building, and wheelchair accessible seating is available in the halls.

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