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Dress Rehearsals

Dress Rehearsals in 2023-2024

A moment before the premiere

Enrolment to 2023–2024 Dress Rehearsals

Seats for our open Dress Rehearsals are allocated in order of enrolment, with priority given to first-time visitors. The maximum group size for schools is two school classes and 30 people for other groups due to restricted audience numbers. Please note that bookings are only accepted via the application form on our Finnish site  and according to the schedule given below. Please see the enrolment instructions.

Groups who have applied for seats will receive confirmation of successful enrolment within two to three weeks. Some Dress Rehearsals also include production-specific workshops. These will be announced separately to those who have successfully enrolled in the rehearsal in question. Please note that the current schedule may change.

Open Dress Rehearsals in the 2023–2024 season at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet

The application forms will be published on the Finnish site before the enrolment starts.

Fri 8 Sept 2023 at 11:30 a.m. Swan Lake (duration 2 h 45 min, incl. 2 intervals)
Age recommendation 9+.

Wed 27 Sept 2023 at 11 a.m. Don Giovanni (duration 3 h 15 min, incl. 1 interval)
Age recommendation 13+.
The performance features bright and flashing lights, scenes with sexual imagery, and excessive use of intoxicants.

Enrolment for these Dress Rehearsals will start 17 August at 9 a.m.

Tue 31 Oct 2023 at 11 a.m. Madama Butterfly (duration 2 h 55 min, incl. 1 interval)
Age recommendation 13+.

Wed 29 Nov 2023 at 11.30 a.m A Christmas Carol (duration 2 h 15 min, incl. 1 interval)
For elementary schools only!

Any questions? Contact us at yleisotyo[at]

Enrolment instructions

We are delighted by the high level of interest groups have taken in our open Dress Rehearsals. To make it possible for as many groups as possible to attend, it is important to answer all the following questions on the enrolment form:

Unfortunately, we are unable to process incomplete enrolment forms or accept enrolment via email. As it takes a few weeks to process the forms, there is a slight delay in confirming seats.

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