Event and cultural centres

Event and cultural services


There are several event and cultural centres in Espoo: the Espoo Cultural Centre in Tapiola which is our main venue for performing arts and culture, the music centre Sello Hall with its high-quality acoustics in Leppävaara, the versatile culture, arts, recreational and event centre Karatalo in Karakallio, the equally versatile Kannusali at the heart of Espoon keskus, and Children’s Cultural Centre Aurora that happily welcomes all children and adults alike in Järvenperä. The City Events Espoo unit organises art and cultural events outside the cultural centres. And last but not the least, the Exhibition Centre WeeGee in Tapiola includes several museums and hosts numerous of exhibitions and events every year.

The Event and Cultural Services unit is in charge of the operations, equipment and high-quality programming of the cultural centres and facilities in Espoo. We are also responsible for the key events shaping urban culture in Espoo.


Personnel:


Lea Rintala
Manager of Event and Cultural Services, head of the service area
Tel. 046 8771952


(our email addresses are firstname.lastname@espoo.fi unless otherwise stated)



City Events Espoo 


People watching an outdoor performance.

Laura Läntinen
Network Planning Officer
tel. 043 824 6337

Annu Kankaanranta
Cultural Producer
tel. 043 827 2318

Sirpa Hickman
Marketing Planner (acting)
tel. 040 550 6494

Elina Tamminen
Event Coordinator (acting)
tel. 040 552 8634

More information about Espoo City Events.


Exhibition Centre WeeGee


Two people watching a photo exhibition.

Exhibition Centre WeeGee
customer service, tel. 09 816 31818

Minna Kaarmila
Production Manager
tel. 050 355 7105

Antti Schroderus
Technical Supervisor
tel. 043 826 8411

Tanja Kneckt
Reception Services Supervisor
tel. 046 877 2031

Johanna Karlstedt-Vallejos
Customer Service Adviser
tel. 09 816 31818

More information about Exhibition Centre WeeGee.




Espoo Cultural Centre


People in front of the cultural centre.
Tero Kaakkunen
Production Manager
tel. 050 494 6788

Jaakko Teittinen
Cultural Producer
tel. 040 191 3115

Maija Hietala
Cultural Producer
tel. 040 509 5168

Hare Kapucu
Production assistant
tel. 040 552 3206

Ari Virtanen
Operations Manager
tel. 050 572 6372

Sami Baldauf
Technical Producer
tel. 050 355 7126

Ville Halkonen 
Lighting/Audio Master
tel. 043 827 1412

Jaakko Hyvärinen
Sound Designer
tel. 043 826 6045

Ville Kujala
Sound Designer
tel. 043 825 8902

Jysky Kähkönen
Production Organiser
tel. 050 428 9494

Anne Leivo
Lighting Designer
tel. 050 371 6437

Jarkko Lievonen
Lighting Designer
tel. 046 877 2688

Markku Palmio
Stage Manager
tel. 050 428 9496

Esa Valkeajärvi
Technical Supervisor
tel. 050 565 0232

Miika Ärväs
Technical Supervisor
tel. 050 514 3643

Ira Kamras
Reception Services Supervisor
tel. 040 639 4475

Arja Mäntylä
Customer Service Adviser
tel. 046 877 1859

Jorma Muhonen
Customer Service Adviser
tel. 040 669 3737

Sara Urtti
Customer Service Adviser

More information about Espoo Cultural Centre.
 

Sello Hall


People at a concert.

Henna Salo
Production Manager
tel. 040 731 8018

Salomon Österlund
Operations Manager
tel. 050 566 6473

Laura Nordlund
Cultural Producer
tel. 044 210 6872

Liina Sipilä
Substituting Cultural Producer
tel. 040 639 4381

Mari Karjanoja
Substituting Marketing Planner
tel. 050 520 4572

Tuomas Ånäs
Stage Manager
tel. 043 824 5351

Rami Helin
Lighting and Sound Designer
tel. 043 827 2852

Nina Sivén
Lighting Designer
tel. 050 428 9495

Tarmo Pesonen
Sound Designer
tel. 050 465 6742

Janne Helenius
Entrance Hall Services Manager
tel. 050 494 6833

Jasmin Louhivuori
Marketing Planner
(on study leave from 1 August 2020 to 31 May 2021)  

Teemu Hokkanen
Cultural Producer
(on leave of absence until 31 December 2021)

More information about Sello Hall.
 

Karatalo


Guitarist and singer on stage in front of the audience.

Johanna Vepsä
Production Manager
(on study leave from 5 October 2020 to 5 May 2021)

Annu Kankaanranta
Cultural Producer
tel. 043 827 2318

More information about Karatalo.

 

Children’s Cultural Centre Aurora


Children painting on paper on the floor.
 

Johanna Kallioaho
Executive Producer
tel. 043 824 5199

Janne Nieminen
Production Manager (acting)
040 639 4823

Reea-Maija Ruohonen
Production Assistant
tel. 050 385 1624
                                                                                                                            
Mari Rissanen
Cultural Producer
tel. 040 352 7920

Elisa Heikkilä
Cultural Producer
p. 043 825 6722

Tuija Lustig
Customer Service Adviser
tel. 040 509 7090

More information about Children’s Cultural Centre Aurora.

Kannusali


People in the hall of Kannusali.

Simppu Silaste
Operations Manager and Executive Producer
tel. 050 594 2755

Janne Nieminen
Production Manager (acting)
040 639 4823

Auli Jaatinen
Cultural Producer
tel. 050 535 6119

Mette Almay
Cultural Producer
tel. 050 343 6772

Sanna Uuksulainen
Communications Specialist (Kannusali & Event and Cultural Services)
tel. 043 826 5267

Hamza Amarouche
Project Producer
tel. 043 825 9307

Antti Eronen
Technical Supervisor
p. 050 3075758

Jari Puhakka
Production Organiser
tel. 043 826 6117

Jouka Heikkinen
Production Organiser
tel. 040 357 9980

More information about Kannusali.