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Total duration 30 min
128 performances
6.9.2022 – 21.4.2023
Almi Hall Foyer

Sampling art for kids and parents

The First Taste of Opera & Ballet will wake up all the senses of both babies and their parents. We will sing, play, move, listen, look and touch – no previous experience necessary! These invigorating half-hour workshops are either for infants (about 0 to 9 months) or babies who can already crawl (about 10 to 18 months). Admission is free. Every baby must be accompanied by an adult.

A ballet of the world’s most famous love story

The First Taste of Opera & Ballet workshops are always themed on a main auditorium production of the current repertoire. Autumn 2022 is inspired by ballet Romeo and Juliet.

Enrolment for workshops in autumn 2022

Enrolment for workshops in autumn 2022 will begin 9 August at 9 am.

Theme of the workshops in autumn is Romeo and Juliet.

Workshops in autumn 2022:

6–9 Sep (0–9 months) Enrol here (in Finnish)

25–28 Oct (10–18 months) Enrol here (in Finnish)

15–18 Nov (0–9 months) Enrol here (in Finnish)

2 Dec and 7–9 Dec (10–18 months) Enrol here (in Finnish)

12 October the First Taste of Opera and Ballet workshops will be visiting Kulttuuritalo Martinus, Vantaa. City of Vantaa will provide more information.

Workshops start at 10 am, 11.30 am, 1 pm and 2.30 pm unless otherwise specified. The duration of each workshop is 30 min.

The workshops are held only in Finnish.

Please note that every participant will need an active e-mail address for confirming the registration. If the workshops are already full, you can registrate and queue for possible cancellations. When registrating yourself, it is also possible to registrate your friend, relative or another adult and baby to the event.

More information: Sonja Lipponen +358 50 430 8093

Getting to the First Taste of Opera & Ballet

The workshops (30 min) are held in in the foyer of Almi Hall unless otherwise specified. Step-free entrance is from Oopperankuja on the Töölönlahti side.

Good to know

Accessible and spacious toilets are available in the foyer of Almi Hall. We do not have a separate childcare room. There is a microwave oven in the foyer that can be used.

Please note that every baby must be accompanied by an adult, yet we do not let in additional audience who have not registrated to the event (for example family members or friends) in order to guarantee a peaceful event for everyone.


First touch of Opera & Ballet

“A wonderful experience for both child and mother.

The overall mood was calm. The props, musicians and ballet dancer contributed plenty of added value.”

– Customer feedback

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