Frequently asked questions

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What is Dance House Helsinki?

Dance House Helsinki is the home of dance - the first event and performance space dedicated to dance in Finland. It hosts a wide range of dance, circus and other performing arts, as well as music and other cultural events.

Dance has lacked its own performance and event space. The Dance House Helsinki brings dance to as many people as possible and provides an incredible framework for the performance and experience of dance and circus all year round. The Dance House Helsinki's facilities offer artists the opportunity to create and develop work on larger stages than ever before. Finland needs as many versatile dance and performing arts spaces as possible to meet different needs.

How is the Dance House Helsinki financed?

The Dance House Helsinki is maintained and its activities are funded by public and private grants and by revenues from the sale of facilities and tickets, among other things. The Dance House Helsinki receives annual operating grants from the City of Helsinki and the Arts Promotion Centre.

The Dance House Helsinki carries out programme and other projects with separate funding. The SPARKS programme, which will run from 2020 to 2023 and will support the premieres of six new dance works on different stages of the Dance House Helsinki, is supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation. In 2022 and 2023, Dance House Helsinki will bring to Finland major international dance group visits with a grant from the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation.

Dance House Helsinki premises

Who designed the Dance House Helsinki?

The Dance House Helsinki was designed by JKMM Architects (new building) and ILO Architects (renovated old factory premises). Dance House Helsinki was built by Kiinteistö Oy Kaapelitehdas (Cable Factory), from whom the Dance House Helsinki Association rents the premises.

How many spectators fits to the Dance House Helsinki halls?

The Dance House Helsinki has two performance spaces: the Erkko Hall seating capacity is 700 and the Pannuhall seating capacity is 235. The performance spaces are adaptable and can also be used without bleachers. Read more about our premises.

Are there rehearsal spaces available for rent at Dance House Helsinki?

Dance House Helsinki has one rehearsal studio for the use of visiting artists, which is not rented out.

Dance House Helsinki's programme

What kind of programme Dance House Helsinki offers?

Dance House Helsinki will host a wide range of dance and other performing arts such as circus, as well as other cultural events and performances.

How is the Dance House Helsinki's programme planned?

Dance House Helsinki is a platform operator whose services are open to all dance and cultural operators interested in putting on performances and events at its premises. The programme of Dance House Helsinki is made up of content produced by these different actors. Dance House Helsinki also has its own, separately funded programming activities.

What are the programme partners of the Dance House?

Dance House Helsinki currently has four programme partners: Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth, Tero Saarinen Company and Zodiak - Centre for New Dance and Cirko - Centre for New Circus. Through the performances of these partners, Dance House Helsinki will have a regular and varied programme on its premises, and the partners will have an easily accessible and technically well-equipped venue for their performances and audiences. Read more about our programme partners.

I would like to stage my performance at Dance House Helsinki - how do I do it?

Contact us with your preferred date and venue at Dance House Helsinki offers space services to dance companies at special, subsidised rates. Dance House Helsinki premises are also more affordable for other cultural operators. Our facilities are also available for hire for corporate and private events. We apply different price lists depending on the organiser of the event.

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