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Enjoy opera and ballet safely

With no more restrictions in place for public gatherings in Helsinki and the Uusimaa region, our entire auditorium capacity is back in use.

Please arrive in good time, as entrance to the building and the auditorium may take longer than usual. We require all visitors aged 12 to wear a face mask, excluding those who can’t wear one for health reasons. Our personnel have also been trained accordingly.

Thank you for following these safety measures with us. This enables everyone to enjoy Finnish National Opera and Ballet performances in a safe environment, now and in the future.

Please stay home if you have symptoms

You can cancel your tickets and refreshments as late as 7 hours before the performance starts. Read more about cancelling tickets and see our sales terms and conditions for exceptions. Their value will be credited to your customer account. You must use all the credit in your user account during spring 2022.

Hygiene is paramount

Wear a face mask. Hand sanitiser is available in the vicinity of each cloakroom. Please cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue or your upper sleeve. Kindly bring your own face mask to our performances.

Keep your distance

Please maintain distance to other members of the audience, also while queuing. Adhere to the instructions provided and avoid close physical contact. Please arrive at the performance and the auditorium in good time. To prevent congestion, it’s also important to follow instructions from our personnel upon leaving the auditorium at the end of the performance.

How to ensure a safe visit



  • Order refreshments in advance: online 24 hours before the performance, by phone Mon–Fri 10–18, Sat 12–18 or  at the customer service desk Mon–Fri 14–19, Sat 12–18.
  • On the day of the performance, you can order refreshments by phone for Mon-Fri performances by 16.00 on the same day. For Saturday performances, telephone orders must be placed by 16.00 on Friday.

At the Opera House

  • Please wear a face mask to adhere to official recommendations.
  • Please pay by card when possible.
  • Programme leaflets are only sold at the customer service desks of the Töölönlahti and Mannerheimintie entrances.
  • Take your seat in good time to prevent congestion.
  • At the end of the performance, please leave the auditorium according to instructions from our personnel.

Our personnel are happy to help you whenever necessary. We have also implemented stricter cleaning procedures, including the cleaning of surfaces during every performance.