Helsinki Music Centre enjoys a fantastic location in the heart of the Finnish capital between the main railway station and Parliament. Our building can be entered via Mannerheimintie and Kansalaistori Square, with a further entrance to the Sibelius Academy on Töölönlahdenkatu.
Our street address is Mannerheimintie 13a, 00100 Helsinki.
You will find cycle racks at all our entrances, available all year round. During the summer, the nearest city bike stations are at the National Museum and on Töölönlahdenkatu.
Our nearest public transport stops
Metro: Rautatientori and Kamppi
Tram: Kaivokatu, Lasipalatsi and Kansallismuseo
Bus: Elielinaukio, Kamppi, Rautatientori and Hesperian puisto
Train: Helsinki Central Railway Station
To discover the best routes and timetables, please use the HSL Reittiopas journey planner.
Almost all types of Helsinki public transport stop right at our door. If you’re arriving by train, Helsinki’s main railway station is a 300-metre walk from the Music Centre.
Aimo Park Finlandia offers indoor lift access direct to the Music Centre main entrance. For maximum convenience and to avoid queues at the pay stations, use your credit card at the barrier to register your arrival and again to pay on your exit. We recommend that you park at the lowest level when visiting Helsinki Music Centre. This is also where the disabled parking bays are located. Aimo Park Finlandia also has charging stations for electric cars.
On-street parking at Mannerheimintie and Töölönlahdenkatu is reserved for pick-up and drop-off only.
The city centre car park map shows all the parking facilities in the area.
Taxis will pick up and drop off passengers at the Mannerheimintie entrance. We always ensure that plenty of taxis are available after concerts to facilitate a smooth departure for our visitors.
The nearest taxi rank can be found on Eero Erkon katu between Oodi and Sanomatalo.
Picking up and dropping off disabled visitors
Disabled taxis can drop off and pick up customers at the Kansalaistori entrance, which offers level access to the building.
During the Covid-19 pandemic
You are allowed to bring your coat and small handbags to your seat. Bulky items must be left at the cloakrooms free of charge.
Our performances begin promptly, so please make sure you arrive at the venue in good time. As a rule, latecomers will be asked to wait until a suitable break in the performance or admitted after the interval. However, please note that late seating is always at the discretion of the concert organiser.
Make your concert experience extra special with some delicious interval drinks and snacks. At Helsinki Music Centre, we pride ourselves on our selection of locally sourced, high quality refreshments. To beat the queues, you can order your drinks and snacks in advance. Advance ordering also allows you to take advantage of our extended menu. Orders can be placed up to five hours before the event starts using one of the following methods:
Accessibility, usability and inclusion have informed the design of the Helsinki Music Centre building from the very beginning. Find out more here.
The Helsinki Music Centre building is fully accessible to prams and pushchairs. During the day, there’s plenty of space at our café to park your buggy next to your table. We also have highchairs available, and there’s a microwave for heating up your child’s food.
Our baby changing facilities are located next to the accessible toilets. They’re designed to comfortably accommodate both you and your child as well as a buggy. During children’s events, spacious buggy parks are available in the lobby areas.
Alongside our dedicated programme of events for young visitors, our free Music in the Foyer concerts are a great way for children to discover live music. We’re delighted to welcome families at these events and would encourage parents to give them a try, even when the programme is not exclusively designed with children in mind.
Are you a teacher planning to visit the Music Centre? Find out more about school visits here.