The spring gala in May is the culmination of another year of hard work for the pupils and vocational students of the Ballet School of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. In the coming spring, the programme will feature a combination of classical ballet and contemporary dance. A ballet class onstage will showcase the development of the dancers, from the very youngest pupils to vocational students about to graduate.
The Ballet School celebrates the centenary of the Finnish National Ballet
In 2022, the centenary of the Finnish National Ballet will also be celebrated by its Ballet School. The history of the school dates back to the early years of the Finnish National Ballet in the 1920s, when teaching was practiced within the ballet company. In 1942, the Finnish Opera took over the ballet school, which used to be run by different ballet artists. A systematic approach to teaching was implemented in 1956, leading towards a professional qualification.
What can we get you?
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.
Your 20% discount for Radisson Blu Hotels
Complete your experience by staying the night at a hotel. As a customer of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, you can enjoy the hospitality of Helsinki’s Radisson Blu Hotels at a special rate.
This treat-yourself-offer includes accommodation for two in the hotel of your choice in Helsinki, two glasses of sparkling wine upon arrival, and the hotel’s delicious Super Breakfast.
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