Dance House Helsinki is an entity open for all forms of dance. The building will be constructed as part of Cable Factory. The planning of the construction started in 2016. Dance House Helsinki will open its doors in 2021. The constructor for Dance House Helsinki is Kiinteistö Oy Kaapelitalo.
Dance House will utilize networks and partly existing resources and the content will be mainly produced in collaboration with different actors. With transforming performance spaces and a versatile, high-level programme, Dance House Helsinki will strengthen the Finnish dance field, increase the number of international visits to Finland, and significantly increase the number of dance spectators.
The building will have two stages. The larger stage, with 700 seats, will be constructed in the new building. The already existing Pannuhalli in Cable Factory will be renovated for the smaller stage, with 250 seats. In addition to these, Dance House Helsinki will have a restaurant and a square for events.
The project received a historically significant grant of EUR 15 million from the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. The amount will be directed towards the construction work of the new building. The State of Finland and the City of Helsinki have both committed to finance the construction stage and deliver operation funds when the Dance House opens its doors.
Presentation - "The Dance House and Helsinki 2020" here.