About us

The most traditional summer stage
in Helsinki

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

The performances continue from May to August. Concerts are arranged mainly from Wednesdays to Fridays. Arrive in good time to get the best seats. During the performances, you can enjoy refreshments on the terrace of Restaurant Kappeli opposite.

The Espa Stage is part of the City of Helsinki Culture and Leisure Division’s general cultural services.

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old Espa stage​​​​​​​

History of the Espa Stage

The first, admittedly modest music pavilion was built in front of Restaurant Kappeli in 1881.

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We are part of the City of Helsinki

The Espa Stage is part of the City of Helsinki Culture and Leisure Division’s general cultural services.

Savoy Theatre organizes Espa Stage.