“An amazing and stimulating centre”

– a customer comment

Opened in 1994, Malmitalo offers a wide range of cultural services. Annually, more than 400 cultural events are organised in the building, such as concerts, movies and theatre performances, and events for the whole family. There are varying exhibitions held at the gallery and lobby of Malmitalo. Art education is also one of the focal points.

Current information on the programme is available on the Events page.

Previous Directors of Malmitalo have included Irmeli Niemi 1994–2006, Paula Lehto 2007–2008, and the current Director is Antti Manninen since 2008.

Architects Reino Huhtiniemi and Kimmo Söderholm won the architecture competition arranged for Malmitalo with their design “Culture paradise”. The principal designer for the interior of the building was interior architect Kaarina Huhtiniemi. Artwork was commissioned from artist Markku Salo as the symbol for the building. Salo’s artwork high up in the lobby with a glass roof resembles a windsock that is used at airfields to indicate the wind direction.

Customer feedback for Malmitalo has been very positive. Over the years, we have received plenty of praise as well as matter-of-fact criticism. Thank you!

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In addition Malmitalo houses the following organisations:

Malmi Library


Helsinki Adult Education Centre

adult education centre

The Helsinki Dance Institute

dance institute

The Art School of Northern Helsinki

art school

The Music Institute of Northern Helsinki

music institute

Crafts and design school Taito South Finland


the city of helsinki the Youth Department

youth department

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Operation Pulse!

The aim of the Operation Pulse network is to provide opportunities for young people in Malmi, Pukinmäki, Tapanila and Jakomäki to get involved and have fun – free of charge. link

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The Helsinki Model

Art should not belong only to the city centre. In the Helsinki Model, professional artists help citizens to begin making art themselves, boosting the local cultural life. link

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We are part of
the City of Helsinki 

The City of Helsinki Culture and Leisure Division operates a total of eight cultural centres: Annantalo, Caisa, Kanneltalo, Malmitalo, Maunula House, Stoa, Savoy Theatre and Vuosaari House. Cultural centres offer residents of Helsinki a variety of cultural services, such as concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions, children’s events and arts education. Espa Stage also offers outdoor concerts in the summertime. Events at cultural centres are organised in close collaboration with Helsinki’s arts and culture sector and the residents of Helsinki.

Services offered by the City of Helsinki Culture and Leisure Division also include sports, youth and library services, HAM Helsinki Art Museum, the City Museum and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.