Culture Buddy at your service
Would you like to go to a full runthrough rehearsal at the FNOB, but going alone feels boring or too much of a challenge? Would you like to go dancing at the Teatime Dance but have no one to dance with? Never mind, help is available. A Culture Buddy will accompany you or guide you to your desired event. Culture Buddies are available free of charge. Culture Buddies operate in Helsinki and Espoo; in Vantaa, they are called Culture Pilots.
Runthrough rehearsals with Culture Buddies and Pilots in the season 2017–2018
Registration for runthrough rehearsals in December–February
Bookings are only accepted by application form via our Finnish web site in keeping with the schedule given above.
Mon 18 Dec at 19.00 La Traviata (duration 2 h 45 min, 1 interval)
Tue 23 Jan at 11.00 Madama Butterfly (duration 2 h 55 min, 1 interval)
Wed 21 Feb at 11.30 Giselle (duration 2 h 15 min, 1 interval)
Registration for runthrough rehearsals in spring 2017 begins on Mon 22 Jan at 9.00 via application form on out Finnish web site.
Mon 19 March at 11.00 Il trovatore
Thu 22 March at 11.30 Don Quixote (duration 2 h 40 min, 2 intervals)
Thu 12 April at 11.00 Così fan tutte (duration 3 h 30 min)
Wed 2 May at 19.00 Les Nuits – The Nights (duration 1 h 10 min) (for high schools, vocational schools and other groups)
Mon 14 May at 17.00 Parsifal (duration 5 th15 min, 2 intervals) (for high schools, vocational schools and other groups)
Would you like to have a Culture Buddy in Helsinki? Do this:
Phone (09) 310 58237 (Mon to Thu, 10.00–13.00) or leave a contact request at www.kulttuurikaveri.fi
Give the time of the rehearsal or Teatime Dance you would like to attend.
Your Buddy will phone you to agree when and where to meet.
Have a nice cultural outing!
Would you like to have a Culture Buddy in Espoo? Do this:
Contact our Culture Buddy coordinator, Mon to Fri 09.00–16.00, by e-mail at helena.sarjakoski[at]espoo.fi or by phone at 050 381 4033.
Say which event you would like to go to or ask us for a suggestion.
The Culture Buddy coordinator will book the tickets.
The Culture Buddy coordinator will find a volunteer Culture Buddy.
The Culture Buddy will contact you to agree when and where to meet.
Travel is principally by public transport, using your own ticket(s).
Would you like to have a Culture Pilot in Vantaa? Do this:
Contact the Culture Pilot coordinator at tel. 040 548 3443 or annikki.alku[at]Vantaa.fi
Say which event you would like to go to.
The Culture Pilot coordinator will ask you for your contact details and pass them on to the Culture Pilot.
The Culture Pilot will contact you to agree where to go, then book the tickets and agree where to meet.
Further information on Culture Buddies at the FNOB: malla.vanhanen[at]opera.fi