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Enrolment to 2019–2020 Dress Rehearsals

Seats for our open main rehearsals are allocated in order of enrolment, with priority given to first-time visitors. The maximum group size for enrolment is approximately 30 people, or two school classes. Groups who have applied for seats will receive confirmation of successful enrolment within two to three weeks.

Please note that bookings are only accepted via the application form on our Finnish site  and according to the schedule given below. Right to changes reserved.

Autumn 2020

Enrolment starts on Wednesday 14 August at 9.00 AM

Thu 3. Aug at 11:00 Die tote Stadt (Duration 3 H 10 min, includes 2 intermissions)
Recommended for children over the age of 12. 

Thu 17 Oct at 11:30 The Snow Queen (Duration 2 H 25 min, includes 1 intermission)
For elementary school’s only.

Fri 18 Oct at 11:30 The Snow Queen (Duration 2 H 25 min, includes 1 intermission)
For elementary school’s only.

Thu 31 Oct at 11:00 CircOpera (Duration 2 H 15 min, includes 1 intermission)
For elementary school’s and upper comprehensive school’s only.

Mon 9 Dec at 18:00 La Bohéme (Duration 2 H 30 min, includes 1 intermission)
For secondary schools, vocational schools, and other similar groups only.

Spring 2020

Enrolment starts on Monday 2 December 2019 at 9:00 AM

Fri 17 Jan at 11:30 La Bayadère (Duration 2 H 50 min, includes 2 intermissions)
Recommended for children over the age of 9. 

Mon 20 Jan at 11:00 Ariadne auf Naxos (Duration 2 H 50 min, includes 1 intermission)
Recommended for children over the age of 12. 

Wed 19 Feb at 11:30 Carmen (ballett) (Duration 2 H 40 min, includes 1 intermission)
Recommended for children over the age of 9. 


Enrolment starts on Monday 13 January 2020 at 9:00 AM 

Mon 2 Mar at 18:00 Don Giovanni (Duration 3 H 15 min, includes 1 intermission)
For secondary schools, vocational schools, and other similar groups only.

Mon 16 Mar at 18:00 Eugene Onegin (Duration 3 H, includes 1 intermission)
For secondary schools, vocational schools, and other similar groups only.

Wed 1 Apr at 11:30 COW (Duration 1 H 30 min, no intermission)
Recommended for children over the age of 9. 

La Bohème: Zach Borichevsky; Stefanna Kybalova; Jussi Merikanto

A moment before the premiere

A lot of work goes into a production before it’s finally presented to the audience. The culmination of the rehearsal period is when the rehearsals move from the rehearsal room to the stage. The last rehearsals before the opening night are called Dress Rehearsals.

We provide schools and other special groups the opportunity to visit our Dress Rehearsals as a test audience. The test audience adds an element of excitement, which gives the performers a taste of the real performance atmosphere.

Advance enrolment is always necessary for the Dress Rehearsals.

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:

  • Has the group previously attended a Dress Rehearsal? If so, when?
  • Group contact details (name of group/school/year)
  • Group size (adults and children separately, max. 2 school classes or approx. 30 people)
  • Group contact person, phone number, email address and postcode
  • Reason why this group should be chosen to attend the rehearsal
  • Any special information and needs (such as the need for wheelchair spaces)

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.