Cultural benefits for new citizens

Espoo-based cultural operators will spend autumn 2019 developing the programme where they offer cultural benefits for new citizens. The programme will continue in 2020.

The benefits listed for this website were intended for Espoo residents who became Finnish citizens in 2017. The benefits expired on 29 August 2019. You may still browse the content but the benefits are no longer available. We would like to thank everyone who participated!

For more info:

Expired benefits of the program 2018-2019

The cultural operators of Espoo offer various cultural benefits to residents of Espoo who have acquired Finnish citizenship in 2017.

The benefits are valid from September 2018 until the end of August 2019. The dates and duration of the benefits vary depending on the actor, but most of the benefits are valid in the autumn of 2018.

As a new citizen, you can visit museums, attend concerts and performances, book theatre tickets and visit music festivals – all free of charge. Also read more about the extensive services offered by the library. Several venues and shows are suitable for children.

Choose a venue or an event that you are interested in and check the benefits, timetables and specific instructions on the subpages:

Cultural venues
City Orchestra

You can redeem the benefit on a case-by-case basis by providing your code on location at the cultural venue, at a Lippupiste ticket office or by reserving your ticket in advance by e-mail. You can find the code in a postcard posted to your home address under your name.

Let’s connect through art and culture! Ask questions, let us know what you think and give us feedback:

Uusien kansalaisten postikortti 2018

Participating in the benefit programme:


WeeGee Exhibition Centre: EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, KAMU - Espoo City Museum, the Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä, the Finnish Museum of Horology

Espoo City Museum
Helinä Rautavaara Museum

Cultural venues
Espoo Cultural Centre
Children’s Cultural Centre Aurora
Sello Hall

City Orchestra 
Tapiola Sinfonietta

Espoo City Theatre
Theatre Hevosenkenkä

April Jazz
Organ Night and Aria

Tapiola Choir

Libraries: 16 locations all around Espoo, two mobile libraries
Espoon kirjastot