Welcome to the Stoa

Stoa is the cultural centre of Eastern Helsinki, with a diverse programme of events produced by the City of Helsinki. In addition to performances, Stoa has a variety of activities on offer: services of the Itäkeskus Library, courses organised by the Finnish and Swedish Adult Education Centres, and the Youth Activity House Kipinä.

Café Stoa serves lunch on weekdays and a family brunch on weekends. With its comfortable sofas, the spacious lobby is a great meeting place, and the balcony, with its tables and benches, is a popular spot for studying. There are changing art exhibitions in Stoa Gallery and the lobby balcony.

​​​​​​​Stoa has free Wi-Fi.

Our opening hours

Mon–Thu 8.00–18.00
Fri 8.00–18.00
Sat–Sun 10.00–16.00
Stoa is also open during events.

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Ticket sales

During the season, the Ticket Desk is open two hours prior to shows. Buy your tickets online from www.lippu.fi/stoa.

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Find interesting events!

Learn about upcoming events and pick your favourites. Use the event search to find the events that interest you.

Event search 


Itäkeskus Library

You can borrow books, read magazines and newspapers, and learn about the library's other services.

Itäkeskus Library 

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Swedish Adult Education Centre

Arbis Östra offers a variety of courses ranging from sports, cooking, IT, textile handicrafts, arts and languages.

Arbis Östra 

Lobby services

Lost property, toilets, cloakroom services and the opportunity to relax – the Stoa lobby is for you.

Lobby services

A companion for a cultural event?

Would you like to attend a cultural event, but going there alone feels dull or difficult? Culture companions are the answer. Stoa participates in the culture companion programme.

Culture companion

How to find us

Stoa is close to the Itäkeskus metro station and traffic connections are excellent.
Visiting address: Turunlinnantie 1
​​​​​​​There is a free car park behind Stoa.

Getting there 

Café Stoa

Opening hours Mon–Fri 10.00–17.00
Lunch Mon–Fri 10.30–16.00
Family Brunch Sat–Sun 11.00–12.30 and 13.30–15.00
Café Stoa is licensed to serve alcoholic beverages and is open during events. Order refreshments for the intermission!

Café Stoa 

Accessibility

Passageways both indoors and outdoors are even and accessible and there are places for wheelchairs in the auditorium.

Accessibility 


Adult Education Centre 

Helsinki Adult Education Centre has a variety of basic education and activities on offer for adults in Stoa.

Helsinki Adult Education Centre 

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Youth Activity House Kipinä in Itäkeskus

You can come and relax, mingle with your friends, or meet new people. Arts and crafts are also available at Kipinä.

Youth Activity House Kipinä 

Stoa in social media

Stoa is active in the social media. We are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Periscope.

Follow Stoa in the social media