Culture belongs to everyone. However, not everyone can afford to buy tickets to, for example, the museum, theatre or concerts. Kaikukortti has been developed as a solution to this problem.
The aim of Kaikukortti is to improve the opportunities of people who are financially hard pressed to enjoy art and culture.
You can use the Kaikukortti card to get free tickets to, for example, the theatre, festivals or concerts. Kaikukortti is personal and free of charge. Kaikukortti is valid for a year at a time.
You are eligible for Kaikukortti, if:
- you are a client of an Espoo social or healthcare actor that is a member of the Kaikukortti network and you cannot afford entrance tickets due to financial constraints
- you are 16 years or older.
You can use Kaikukortti to get a ticket for many cultural venues in Espoo, such as museums, theatres, festivals and concerts. Espoo’s Kaikukortti network includes a total of some 30 cultural venues and most of their programme. You can also use Kaikukortti to participate in a majority of the courses offered by Espoo Adult Education Centre and Esbo Arbis.
Each venue included in the network provides information on their Kaikukortti events on their website. You can also call the venue and ask about their Kaikukortti events.
With Kaikukortti, you can get a ticket through the cultural venue’s own ticket sales channel. Be prepared to show your Kaikukortti and its number when getting the ticket. You cannot use Kaikukortti to get tickets from an online shop.
If you get a ticket through Lippupiste or another commercial ticket broker, you have to pay a service charge even though the ticket itself is free of charge. It is possible to get tickets directly from most cultural actors without having to pay a service charge.
If you want to take an Adult Education Centre or Arbis course, enrol for the course as usual in advance and then telephone the Education Centre or Arbis office to give your Kaikukortti number.
There may be a limited number of Kaikukortti tickets and course places available.
If your family includes children under the age of 16, you can also use your Kaikukortti to get tickets for them when you attend the event together. If you are a grandparent, you can also acquire free tickets for your grandchildren when you attend the event together. The children may also participate in Adult Education Centre or Arbis family courses with you.
The social and healthcare actors that distribute Kaikukortti also have Kaikukortti for communities. An employee can use Kaikukortti for communities to get a free entrance ticket for him/herself when he/she organises a small group visit for one or more clients with Kaikukortti. In addition, an employee can use Kaikukortti for communities to get free tickets for him/herself and clients who are under the age of 16 and whose families are financially hard-pressed, when he/she organises a small group visit for them. Clients under the age of 16 do not have their own Kaikukortti cards, as the age limit for Kaikukortti is 16.
Kaikukortti for communities cannot be used for courses organised by the Espoo Adult Education Centre or Esbo Arbis.
If you are interested in attending a cultural event with a small group or privately with a designated employee, ask if an employee of a community issuing the card would like to accompany you.
The companion, guide or assistant of a person using the Kaikukortti card is entitled to a free ticket. The assistant may, for example, be an assistant of a person with a physical disability, a guide of a visually impaired person or an instructor of a person with an intellectual disability. An interpreter may, for example, be a sign language interpreter, a speech-to-text interpreter or an interpreter for a person with a speech impairment.
The holder of the Kaikukortti card needs to get a ticket for their assistant or interpreter at the same time as they get their own ticket.
You can use your Kaikukortti card to attend cultural events in other Kaikukortti municipalities.
You can use your Kaikukortti for cultural events organised at any Kaikukortti locality. Kaikukortti events organised at various localities can be viewed in more detail at kaikukortti.fi(extrernal link).