Are you interested in culture?

Culture belongs to everybody regardless of their financial situation. The aim of the Kaikukortti is to improve everyone’s opportunities to enjoy art and culture. In Espoo, you can go to festivals, concerts, the theatre or museums free of charge with Kaikukortti.

For who is Kaikukortti meant?

Kaikukortti is meant for clients of the social and healthcare actors in the Kaikukortti network who feel that they are financially hard pressed. Adults and young people aged 16 or older are eligible for Kaikukortti.

Social and healthcare actors in the Kaikukortti network 2016

Espoon Kipinä (in Finnish)
Soukka Work Centre (in Finnish)
Vamos Espoo (in Finnish)
Verso ry (in Finnish)
Work Training Centre (in Finnish)

Where to get Kaikukortti?

You need to get your Kaikukortti card personally from one of the above providers of social and healthcare services. You can apply for the card directly from the personnel. You do not need to show proof of income to get the card. Kaikukortti is non-transferrable, free of charge and valid for one year at a time. 

Where is Kaikukortti valid?

You can use the card to get free tickets to cultural events for yourself and your children. Cardholders can get free tickets for their children under 16 years of age, if the children attend together with the Kaikukortti cardholder. Kaikukortti provides free admission to events organised by the cultural organisations that are part of the Kaikukortti network. It includes most of the events offered by 23 cultural organisations in Espoo. The events that are covered are listed on the websites of the cultural organisations. 

Cultural organisations in the Kaikukortti network 2016

Due to film distribution agreements, the films covered by Kaikukortti in Kino Tapiola and KannuKino are restricted. Check the restrictions on the website of the organisation in question. 

How to use Kaikukortti?

Kaikukortti works in the same way as a student or pensioner card. Get your tickets through the cultural organisations’ own ticket sales channels. You cannot get the free tickets online. There may be a limited number of Kaikukortti tickets per performance. Give the number of your Kaikukortti card when making the reservation or purchase. Be prepared to show your card at the venue. Please note that if you purchase a ticket through a commercial ticket broker, you have to pay a service charge even though the ticket itself is free of charge.  

Voluntary Culture Companions 

If you want company or support for a cultural visit, you can ask a voluntary culture companion to join you. Culture Companion activities are maintained by the City of Espoo’s Cultural Unit.  More information about voluntary culture companions:  Espoo Culture Companion Coordinator tel. 050 381 4033 or kulttuurikaveri@espoo.fi, www.espoo.fi/kulttuurikaveri.

Kaikukortti on the national level 

The national Kaikukortti activities are coordinated by the Culture for All service with the support of the Ministry of Education and Culture. Learn more at www.kulttuuriakaikille.fi/kaikukortti.

Exhibition centre WeeGee