The First Taste of Opera & Ballet will wake up all the senses of both babies and their parents. We will sing, play, move, listen, look and touch – no previous experience necessary! These invigorating half-hour workshops are either for infants (about 0 to 9 months) or babies who can already crawl (about 10 to 18 months). Admission is free. Every baby must be accompanied by an adult.
Your safety is important to us
We recommend everyone who visits the Opera House to wear a face mask. We kindly ask you to arrive at the performance in good time and only when you are not feeling ill. Our personnel are happy to help you whenever necessary.
The greatest feat of dance
The First Taste of Opera & Ballet workshops are always themed on a main auditorium production of the current repertoire. Spring 2022 is inspired by ballet Swan Lake.
Enrolment for workshops in spring 2022 will begin 11 January at 9 am.
Theme of the workshops in spring is the Swan Lake.
Workshops in spring 2022:
18 – 21 Jan (10–18 months) (CANCELLED)
8 – 11 Feb (0–9 months) (CANCELLED)
1 – 4 Mar (10–18 months) Enrol here
29 Mar –1 Apr (0–9 months) Enrol here
10 – 13 May (10–18 months) Enrol here
Workshops start at 10 am, 11.30 am, 1 pm and 2.30 pm unless otherwise specified. The duration of each workshop is 30 min.
The workshops are held only in Finnish.
Please note that every participant will need an active e-mail address for confirming the registration. If the workshops are already full, you can registrate and queue for possible cancellations. When registrating yourself, it is also possible to registrate your friend, relative or another adult and baby to the event.
More information: Sonja Lipponen +358 50 430 8093
The workshops (30 min) are held in in the foyer of Almi Hall unless otherwise specified. Step-free entrance is from Oopperankuja on the Töölönlahti side.
Good to know
Accessible and spacious toilets are available in the foyer of Almi Hall. We do not have a separate childcare room. There is a microwave oven in the foyer that can be used.
Please note that every baby must be accompanied by an adult, yet we do not let in additional audience who have not registrated to the event (for example family members or friends) in order to guarantee a peaceful event for everyone.
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