This is how we ensure your safety

Events and performances indoors at Stoa from 23 November, 2020 to 31 January, 2021 will be cancelled or rescheduled

In accordance with the decision of the Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group on 20 November, no indoor events for more than 20 people will take place between 23 November and 13 December. All Stoa's services are closed during this time. Kanneltalo's lobby area, cafe, gallery, youth services, Helsinki Adult Education Centre are closed. 

Events at Stoa are cancelled or rescheduled. Event-specific information will be updated on Stoa's online events calendar.

Helsinki Adult Education Centre's courses are either cancelled or moved online. 

Itäkeskus library will remain open in limited form for short-time visits and services.  Check the opening hours and read more: helmet.fi 


Safety at Stoa's events

Stoa's autumn programme has started. Come and join the fun!

To ensure safety at our events, we have:

  • restricted the number of tickets sold to events held indoors
  • decided to only sell tickets online at www.lippu.fi
  • enhanced communications concerning safe behaviour in our premises
  • made hand sanitiser readily available
  • made sure that our premises and any surfaces are cleaned thoroughly
  • taken special care in cleaning the premises and the various surfaces in them.

We adhere to the regulations on face masks that have been imposed by the Government and the relevant authorities. We recommend persons over 12 years of age to wear a face mask on our premises and when attending our events. Safety distances are observed in all Stoa's spaces, and our staff can provide instructions on how to conduct yourself appropriately. Protective gloves can also be worn in events. Customers are responsible for obtaining any necessary masks and gloves, wearing them and covering their costs.

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Please read these safety instructions carefully before attending events at Stoa

Please do not attend events if you are feeling unwell
If you have any symptoms of flu, i.e. a runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache or fever, please stay home.

Wash your hands
The best way to avoid contracting the coronavirus is to wash your hands, so please ensure good hand hygiene. Hand sanitiser and hand washing stations are available in our premises.

Keep safe distances
The virus is highly contagious in close contact. If there is a queue to our information desk or congestion in other areas, please wait for a moment and keep safe distances to other customers. Please sit at a safe distance from others during events.

Cough and sneeze properly
Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when you cough or sneeze. Put all used tissues in the rubbish bin immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use the top of your sleeve.

Wear a face mask
We recommend persons over 12 years of age to wear a face mask on our premises and when attending our events. 

Thank you for thinking of others! See you at Stoa!


We are constantly monitoring information issued by the authorities in relation to the coronavirus outbreak and will inform our customers of any changes to coronavirus guidelines without delay.