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General information about tickets

Buy your ticket when and how you like

You can book tickets for performances and concerts at the FNO easily by phone, online or by e-mail. Booking by phone is available almost around the clock, and tickets will be delivered to your mailbox if you wish. For a smooth booking experience, visit the Lippupiste website. You may pick up your tickets at a Lippupiste point of sale or at the FNO box office.

Ticket sale for spring season 2018 starts in October 2017.

Opera ticket sale

FNO box office

Service desk
Open Tue to Fri 12.00–19.00, Sat 12.00–18.00

Helsinginkatu 58, FI-00260 Helsinki

Entrance on Oopperankuja on the Töölönlahti side.
On Mondays, Sundays and holidays, the service desk opens 2 hours before the performance.

Phone service
+358 9 4030 2211
Mon to Fri 09.00–18.00, Sat 12.00–18.00

Groups and season tickets
open Mon to Fri 09.00–16.00
+358 9 4030 2210


+358 600 900 900 (EUR 1.98 per min + local charge)
Open Mon to Sat 09.00–21.00, Sun 10.00-18.00

How much do tickets cost?

A simple question that unfortunately does not have a simple answer. Ticket prices vary by production and by performance. Also, there are different price ranges in the main auditorium. Go to the page of the production you wish to see to find price details and a seating plan showing available seats. There is also a direct link to the Lippupiste online shop.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us by phone at (09) 4030 2211 or by sending e-mail to liput[at]

Find yourself on the seating plan

Please note that the guard rail may restrict visibility towards the sides of the first row in the 2nd balcony and the first row in the 3rd balcony. The Swedish and English surtitling is partly obscured when viewed from the leftmost and rightmost seats in row 19 in the stalls (seats 698–700 and 725–727).

Permanto rivi 4, paikka 127
Permanto rivi 11, paikka 428
Permanto rivi 16, paikka 602
1. parvi rivi 1, paikka 65
1. parvi rivi 2, paikka 100
1. parvi rivi 3, paikka 189
1. parvi, aitio 4, paikka 185
2. parvi rivi 1, paikka 39
2. parvi rivi 4, paikka 183
2. parvi, aitio 2, paikka 70
3. parvi rivi 1, paikka 36
3. parvi rivi 1, paikka 62
3. parvi rivi 3, paikka 132

Special tickets

Lucky Dip

Lucky Dip is a new, affordable ticket for weekday nights that is excellent if you are not particularly choosy about where exactly you want to sit. We guarantee a good seat worth at least EUR 65 for a ticket price of EUR 40. You can buy the ticket at any time, but you will not be assigned a seat until the day of the performance. Lucky Dip tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis, so act fast!

Buy a Lucky Dip

Flexi-Ticket for EUR 10 more

The best-laid plans sometimes go wrong. Sometimes you just can’t make it to our performance as planned, and we fully understand that. That’s why we’ve introduced the 10-euro Flexi-Ticket feature, available upon purchasing your performance ticket. The Flexi-Ticket allows you to exchange your ticket for another one of the same price (or higher at an additional cost), for either the same or a different production, up to two days before the date of the performance.

Gift voucher

Give a friend or family member an evening at the opera or ballet. The best thing about a gift voucher is that you do not need to think about which production and which performance to buy tickets for; a gift voucher may be redeemed for tickets to any performance. Gift vouchers are valid for one year from the date of purchase. You can purchase a gift voucher for any amount. Gift vouchers may be used as payment at the FNO box office and at Lippupiste full-service points of sale.

Series tickets

Ballet Package

Choose three or more ballet productions from Kullervo, The Seven Brothers, Force – Four Finnish Choreographers. The package gives you a 10% discount on the normal ticket price.

Add tickets for next autumn season’s productions to your package, which go on sale on 5 April 2017. Choose from  A Midsummer Night´s Dream, Lady of the Camellias, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.

Series tickets seats are in the stalls and in the 1st balcony.

If you visit us several times a year and would like to reserve a regular seat for future premieres, consider buying a season ticket.

Opera Package

Chose three or more productions from Carmen, Eugene Onegin, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Only the Sound Remains, Il barbiere di Siviglia. The package gives you a 10% discount on the normal ticket price.

Add tickets from next autumn season’s productions to your package. You can choose from Rigoletto, The Cunning Little Vixen, The Magic Flute, La Traviata.

Series tickets seats are in the stalls and in the 1st balcony.

Series ticket Fantasy

Pick and mix the productions you wish to see from the list below. Choose three or more – you get a discount of 10–15% per ticket, depending on the number of tickets bought in one purchase.

3–4 productions: discount -10%/ticket
5+ productions: discount -15%/ticket

Performances in the main auditorium: Carmen, Eugene Onegin, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Only the Sound Remains, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Swan Lake, Kullervo, The Seven Brothers, Force – Four Finnish Choreographers.

Series tickets seats are in the stalls and in the 1st balcony.


Concessions apply to selected seats in the stalls and 1st and 2nd balconies unless otherwise indicated. Discounts are granted on the normal prices for performances in the main auditorium on a case-by-case basis and do not apply to premieres or guest performances. Discounts do not apply to the service fee included in the ticket price (EUR 1.50–3.50); the discount percentage is applied to the portion of the ticket price excluding the service fee. Right to changes reserved.

Group discounts

Group discounts: Available Mon to Thu, EUR 5 per person for groups of 10 to 29 and EUR 10 per person for groups of 30 or more. For a group booking of at least 30 tickets, the group leader will be able to buy a ticket cheaper. The group leader’s ticket will be in the cheapest price category included in the booking.

Youth discount

40-50% for customers under 20. See also same-day tickets.

Students, conscripts and non-military servicemen

Discount 40% on the ticket price. Discount valid from Mon to Thu and for selected weekend performances.

Pensioner discount

EUR 10 per ticket, selected seats in the stalls and 1st balcony.

Same-day tickets only EUR 15

Same-day tickets for customers under 20, students, conscripts, non-military servicemen,
pensioners and unemployed: EUR 15, selected seats in the stalls and 2nd balcony (immediate
purchase only, does not apply to returns, subject to availability). This concession is only
granted in person; the person making the purchase must present proof of qualifying for the
discount when purchasing the ticket and when attending the performance. Not available
online or at R kiosks.

Tour operator discount

10% on normal-price tickets granted to tour operators in charge of a tour group of 10 or more.

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