Peer Gynt travels the world, only to return home after decades of real and imaginary adventures to his Solveig. Henrik Ibsen's classic play depicts the entire span of human life, along with its dreams and hopes, and longing for home.
Upcoming performance: Thu 24 Apr 2014 19:00 Main auditorium
A Youth Company dancers have been working alongside the members of the FNB on the main stage, and in May the Youth Company will give a show of its own at Almi Hall. The programme will feature classical ballet numbers and contemporary dance.
Upcoming performance: Thu 8 May 2014 19:00 The Almi Hall
Vocational education students at the Ballet School of the FNO will take to the stage in Almi Hall in May.
Upcoming performance: Fri 16 May 2014 18:00 The Almi Hall
In the summer, a group of dancers from the FNB will be going on tour in Finland, visiting several cities and towns for free public performances in market squares and similar venues. The summer tour is kindly sponsored by Danske Bank.
Upcoming performance: Thu 29 May 2014 18:00 Helsinki, Kansalaistori square
A band of eight men seduce, challenge, demand and swagger their way through this ingenious, organic and impressive choreography. In his much-awaited new production, Tero Saarinen sets out to shake up the prevailing definition of masculinity.
Upcoming performance: Sat 16 Aug 2014 19:00 Main auditorium
Onegin by choreographer John Cranko is returning to the FNB after almost ten years of absence. Cranko's interpretation of the sad story by Alexander Pushkin is considered one of the finest full-length narrative ballets of the 20th century.
Upcoming performance: Fri 22 Aug 2014 19:00 Main auditorium
The new production by the Finnish National Ballet features urban energy, brilliant movement and macabre humour. All the works on this triple bill are being performed for the first time in Finland.
Upcoming performance: Fri 19 Sep 2014 19:00 Main auditorium
A cleaning woman at the popular soup restaurant dreams of waiting on tables, and she finally has the chance to try her wings. What will happen to poor Sofia? Photo Soup is a contemporary dance work for 6 to 9 year old children.
Upcoming performance: Mon 10 Nov 2014 11:30 Upper foyer
When composer Jean Sibelius as a young man encountered the tragic tale of Kullervo in the Kalevala, the result made Finnish musical history. Now Sibelius's breakthrough work is given a stage interpretation by Tero Saarinen.
Upcoming performance: Fri 13 Feb 2015 19:00 Main auditorium
Young lovers are confused about who should be in love with whom, and the Queen of the Fairies falls in love with an ass, who is actually a person. Everything is possible in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Upcoming performance: Fri 24 Apr 2015 19:00 Main auditorium