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Huvila

Huvila is Helsinki Festival’s dedicated festival hub and a unique cross between a concert hall and a traditional festival marquee. Designed by architect Roy Mänttäri, the tent has been erected by the Tokoinlahti bay every year since 1995.

The tent comprises an atmospheric restaurant, the perfect place for enjoying the August nights pre and post-concert.

Experience the taste of late summer at Huvila

This summer, the best picks of the harvest season will be served at Huvila. There will be fish and vegetarian dishes, desserts and a high-quality selection of beverages. The Huvila pop-up restaurant will be open even before the concerts start.

The restaurant is run by a forerunner in dining experiences, Food Camp Finland, whose acclaimed chefs have designed a unique menu. You can order a one or several-course dinner when you buy the ticket. We will reserve a separate table area for those who order their dishes in advance. The reservation is valid from the moment the doors open until the concert begins.

You can also buy the food on location or pick up a snack from the bar to enjoy during the concert.

Huvila Menu 2021:

Choose a single portion from our unique menu or put together a multi-course dinner. We reserve a table at Huvila restaurant for those who have pre-ordered their food. Drinks are ordered at the restaurant. Pre-ordered portions are picked up at the restaurant counter. Abbreviations: LF=lactose free, GF=gluten free, V=vegan

Bloody Hel 8 €
Beetroot & blackcurrant “gazpacho” with aniseed and sour cream (LF, GF). Light bites.

Curry bud 8 €
Deep-fried cauliflower, Vadouvan curry cream and crispy seaweed (V, GF). Light bites.

Nasty pasty 7 €
Vegetable pasty, kohlrabi relish and horseradish (LF). Light bites.

Sour bread 7 €
Sourdough bread, smoked vendace butter and pickled cucumber (LF). Light bites.

Fish & Chips by Food Camp 19 €
Served on potato flatbread with crème fraîche and chives. Depending on the day’s supply, the portion comes with responsibly sourced fish (LF). Bigger appetites

Beans & Chips by Food Camp 17 €
French beans roasted in wild garlic butter and Grand Reserve goat cheese. Served on potato flatbread (LF). Bigger appetites

Green crêpe 15 €
Fresh peas and kale crêpe, mint and pulled oats (LF, GF, a vegan version is also available). Bigger appetites

Praline porcini 8 €
Praline mousse in the shape of porcini, blueberry coulis and spruce crumble (LF). Sweet treats

Åland pancake 7 €
Åland pancake, juniper berry cream and apple compote (LF). Sweet treats

Ticket + food combo
Buy in advance: Ticketmaster.fi

Huvila fest package

For groups and companies, incl. menu and ticket for the concert, €129 + 24% VAT. Reservations: liput@helsinkifestival.fi

Further information

Events at Huvila are for adults aged 18 and over. Younger guests can be admitted provided they are accompanied by a guardian. The age restriction does not apply to daytime concerts and children’s events.

The performances start at 19:00–20:00 and finish no later than 22:00 on weekdays and 23:00 on weekends. Check the schedule and individual concert information on our programme page»

Accessibility

  • Disabled parking: Disabled parking is available, however, please contact us in advance to make arrangements.
  • Disabled access: Ramped access at main entrance. Box office fully accessible.
  • Disabled toilet (please note that the toilet is not fitted with an alarm).
  • Wheelchair seating/event: 4 (more seating may be available depending on the nature of the show). Accompanying assistant addmitted without extra charge.
  • Induction loop.
  • Grounded outlet available in the seating area.

EcoCompass

Helsinki Events Foundation utilises the EcoCompass environmental management system to develop ecological sustainability. The first audit was done in autumn 2020. We focus on circular economy and organising events in a carbon-neutral way, and we select the environmentally-friendly option whenever possible. Huvila plans, monitors and develops its environmental responsibility with the help of the EcoCompass system.


Photo: Petri Anttila