Cable Factory is one of the largest cultural centres in Finland, situated in Helsinki’s Ruoholahti district. It is a rugged factory environment spanning over five hectares with lots to do, see and experience for everybody interested in culture.
Cable Factory was the biggest building in Finland when it was completed in 1954. Initially it was a production site for marine cables. Later on, Finland’s first supercomputer was located here. Nokia’s mobile phone development work also started at Cable Factory. When manufacturing and data communications activities ended in the late 1980s, cultural practitioners, armed with their brushes, instruments and creative ideas, took over the Cable Factory’s abandoned corridors.
Nowadays, hundreds or creative tenants work at the Cable Factory. It is full of new and unexpected things – and invites you to join in.
Cable Factory has ten event spaces for rental, where festivals, seminars, fairs, exhibitions and celebrations are held all year round. Some of our tenants also rent event spaces on a short-term basis.
Cable Factory cultural centre is complemented by the dance house Tanssin talo.
The annual Night of the Arts at Cable Factory takes place in August. It is a big collective opening of the autumn season by our tenants during which thousands of people visit the Cable Factory.
At Cable Factory you can see and experience culture in numerous different forms. Check out what events are on and who´s there: www.kaapelitehdas.fi!