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The Helsinki International Ballet Competition will be held at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet from 30 May to 6 June 2022. Ticket sales will start in autumn 2021 in the online store and customer service of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. The tickets for the cancelled competition dates in 2020 will be refunded to customers. Please see detailed instructions below. 

To mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease COVID-19, the Helsinki International Ballet Competition 2020 has been postponed to a later date. The ninth competition to date had been scheduled to take place from 1 to 8 June 2020 at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. 

The Finnish National Opera and Ballet will credit the value of any ticket(s) purchased to the ticket holder's customer account at web shop. Upon request, a refund can also be made on a credit card or bank account. For detailed instructions, please visit website.

Please note, that the FNOB Customer Service is extremely busy because of the situation. The surest way to get a reply is to send a message by e-mail to It may take some time before they answer, but the FNOB will process all the messages and get in touch with you as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding!