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Repertoire for people of all ages

Children are important to us. Our repertoire always contains operas and ballets suitable for audiences of all ages. We also have productions designed specifically for children in terms of their length and content. These are entered in the repertoire calendar with the code “kids & teens”.

There is always something to do with children at the Opera and the Ballet, whether you are a parent, a grandparent, a godparent or a grown-up friend. Children’s performances are always sizzling with energy, and it is rewarding for adults too to see how captivating they can be for children.


Children in the audience

We always give age recommendations for productions intended for the whole family, assessing the age limit according to our best knowledge and experience. However, every child is different. For more details on the grounds for our age recommendations and the content of particular performances, please ask the FNO box office.

If you need a booster cushion for a small child, ask the front-of-house staff.

The main auditorium of the Opera House is large, and the balconies are surprisingly far from the stage. The best viewing experience for children is in the stalls and in the 1st balcony. Our box office will be happy to help you find the best seats for your group.

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Catering for children

The Opera Restaurant has sweet and savoury snacks suitable for children. Book your refreshments beforehand at the Opera Restaurant sales desk; you will have a much wider range to choose from, and you will not have to queue in the interval. Examples include a cheese sandwich on organic rye bread, a fruit cup and ice creams of various kinds.

Pähkinänsärkijä ja Hiirikuningas

“In everyday life one constantly comes across uncomfortable and shocking images and news; ballet is a fairy-tale world that is something completely different. I want to give my children the opportunity to see this beauty and to feel the emotions it engenders.”

– Marjo Manninen, friend of ballet since 1981.

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