School students at Helsinki Music Centre

The Concert Hall’s stage is Finland’s largest drum – The Helsinki Music Centre welcomes schools and students to attend tours and concerts!

Tours

If you are a teacher, why not take your class on a Helsinki Music Centre tour? Our guided tours will present you the Concert Hall and its stage, which resonates like a giant drum - and has seats that resonate like the human body! At the same time, you will become acquainted with the centre's activities, architecture and its residents: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio Symphonic Orchestra and the University of the Arts Helsinki's Sibelius Academy. 

The tour takes approximately 45 minutes and is free of charge to primary and secondary school students. The maximum size per group is 50, which should include no less than one group supervisor.

We mainly host tours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, starting between 8:00 and 9:00 A.M., depending on the centre’s booking situation. You can book a time by e-mail: koulut(a)musiikkitalo.fi. 

Concerts and general rehearsals

One concert is worth more than a thousand words! The symphony orchestras’ general rehearsals and concerts and Sibelius Academy's matinees are brilliant opportunities for school and student groups to see orchestras and music of all kinds of genres.

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra offers general rehearsal tickets free of charge to school and student groups. The Radio Symphonic Orchestra can also be contacted for free general rehearsal tickets. 
Sibelius Academy’s free-of-charge matinees present genres ranging from church music to folk music and jazz. Some of the matinees are organised by the youth academy: the performers are young musicians who still go to school.There are also discount tickets available for different evening concerts.

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra's general rehearsals

If you want to bring your students to an open general rehearsal for the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, sign your up group no less than a week before the concert at: helsinki.philharmonic(a)hel.fi. You can see the dates at either HPO’s or Helsinki Music Centre’s event calendars. The general rehearsals begin at 10 A.M. in the Concert Hall. 

Radio Symphonic Orchestra's concerts

A student ticket to a Radio Symphony Orchestra concert costs €5.00. Book tickets in advance by e-mail at rso.liput(a)yle.fi or by phone at (09) 1480 4336. You can also ask about free-of-charge general rehearsals for school groups by phone at (09) 1480 4336.

Sibelius Academy matinees

Sibelius Academy arranges several matinees during the academic year that are free of charge. You can find the matinee dates at either Sibelius Academy’s or Helsinki Music Centre's event calendars – they are normally scheduled between 12 noon and 4 P.M. There is no formal sign-up for the matinees, although it is recommended that you notify the organiser about your attendance in advance. The organiser’s contact information can be found within each event’s information.

 

Other concerts

 

School and student tickets are otherwise available at Lippupalvelu. You can purchase tickets without paying the service fee at Helsinki Music Centre's ticket office.