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Total duration
3 performances
2.6.2020 – 3.6.2020
Guest performances
tickets
35-85

Future ballet stars in Helsinki

Helsinki International Ballet Competition is more than a competition. Empowered by our magical summer light, the HIBC spirit leads towards the awakening future possibilities.

A well organized ballet competition with a high class jury offers a one week professional journey of artistic and technical excellence to young, talented dancers.

Every participant, including the passionate audience, will experience the level of ballet  in the beginning of June 2O2O.

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Helsinki International Ballet Competition will be organized for the ninth time 1st to 8th of June 2020 in the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. The competition program consists of both classical and modern repertoire. HIBC 2020 has two divisions: junior division (age 15 to 19) and senior division (age 20 to 25). The competition is open to dancers of all nationalities.

Madeleine Onne, the Artistic Director of the Finnish National Ballet is the President of the HIBC 2020 Jury. Read more about the jury.

The organizer of Helsinki IBC is Helsinki International Ballet Competition Association. The chairman of the board is Jorma Uotinen and the deputy chairman is Minna TervamäkiRead more about the association.

Please see official website of HIBC 2020 for further information.

Official website of HIBC 2020

Competition program consists of both classical ballet and modern repertoire. Rounds I and II take place in the stage of Almi Hall, final rounds and Gala performance in the Main Stage of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet.

35 years of Helsinki IBC

The first Helsinki International Ballet Competition was held in 1984. After her career at the Finnish National Ballet, Finnish Professor Doris Laine (1931−2018) was invited to join the juries of international ballet competitions in Jackson, Moscow and Varna, among other cities. With that experience and her exceptional international network she had the courage to create an attractive ballet hot spot in Helsinki.

The collaboration with Finnish National Opera and Ballet started in the middle of the 1990’s. Today, HIBC is one of the most well known and well organized ballet competitions in the world. HIBC 2020 will honor the heritage of its founder Doris Laine with the special Doris Laine award.

Numerous international ballet superstars have competed in the Helsinki International Ballet Competition. Read more about winners of HIBC.

Attend

Registration period of HIBC 2020 will last until 17th of January

Read more about competition’s rules, awards and application procedure in the competition’s official website ibchelsinki.fi.

Save with a ticket package

By purchasing tickets for all the performances of a given round (first round, second round, finals or finals and gala performance), you’re entitled to a package discount off the standard tickets rates.

Ticket packages: 

First round (2nd to 3rd of June) at Almi Hall, 3 performances for €84 in total (was €105)

Second round (4th to 5th of June) at Almi Hall, 2 performances for €56 in total (was €70)

Finals (6th to 7th of May) on the Main Stage, 2 performances for €76‒130 (was €90‒150)

Finals and gala performance (6th to 8th of June), 3 performances for €120‒201 (was €140‒235)

Ticket packages are available in our online store and via the Finnish National Opera and Ballet customer service. When buying a ticket package in the online store, the ticket price will be updated in your basket. The discount will only apply if you buy standard rate tickets for all the performances in a given round (first round, second round, finals, or finals and gala performance) at the same time. Depending on the round, this means either 2 or 3 performances.

Tickets & performances

  • HIBC 2020 – alkuerät/försöket/round I
    Tue 2.6.2020 at 19:00
  • HIBC 2020 – alkuerät/försöket/round I
    Wed 3.6.2020 at 14:00
  • HIBC 2020 – alkuerät/försöket/round I
    Wed 3.6.2020 at 19:00
  • HIBC 2020 – välierät/semifinaler/round II
    Thu 4.6.2020 at 19:00
  • HIBC 2020 – välierät/semifinaler/round II
    Fri 5.6.2020 at 19:00
  • HIBC 2020 – finaalit/finaler/finals
    Sat 6.6.2020 at 19:00
  • HIBC 2020 – finaalit/finaler/finals
    Sun 7.6.2020 at 19:00
  • HIBC 2020 – gaala/gala
    Mon 8.6.2020 at 18:30

Please note that tickets for visiting performances are non-exchangeable.

Under 20-year-olds, students, pensioners, the unemployed as well as military and non-military servicemen are entitled to discounted tickets. Discounted tickets are only available for the first and second round performances at Almi Hall from the 2nd to the 5th of June. Availability for discounted tickets is limited, with seats in the extra section of Almi Hall (rows A to E).

Please note that the competition’s photographers have been allocated seats 20 to 25 at the right-hand ends of rows A and B. The photographers may move during the performances in their designated area. See Almi Hall auditorium map.

Please note that for Main Stage performances, photographers have been allocated seats 27 to 32 and 64 to 69 at the right-hand ends of rows 1 and 2 in the stalls. The photographers may move during the performances in their designated area. See Main Stage auditorium map.

Order refreshments online

Afternoon Tea

Sweet and savoury treats

Choose your favourite refreshments from this season’s tasty menu. You can easily add refreshments to your shopping basket while selecting tickets in our online store.

The services of the Opera Restaurant are available before performances and during the interval. Order beforehand and avoid the queues.

Please note that we cannot guarantee a specific table for orders made via the online store. We may also seat several parties at the same table. You may be assigned a bar height table for enjoying refreshments standing up.