Espa Stage

About us

The historic Espa Stage is a summer stage located in Esplanade Park in the heart of Helsinki.

The free concerts on the summer stage attract both local residents and tourists. Young professional musicians and veteran artists from Finland and abroad are seen in dozens of concerts on the stage. In the winter season, art is seen on stage, and during the darkest time the Lux Helsinki light artwork has glowed on the stage.

Summers have traditionally been by punctuated by Jazz Espa, which has been called the longest jazz festival in Finland, Etno-Espa, a folk music festival, and Roots Espa. The Espa Stage also buzzes during Night of the Arts, Helsinki Day and during other major events.

The performances continue from May to September. Concerts are arranged mainly from Tuesdays to Fridays at 12.00, 16.30 and 19.00, as well as on Saturdays at 12.00 and 15.00. Arrive in good time to get the best seats. During the performances, you can enjoy refreshments on the terrace of Restaurant Kappeli opposite, for example.