Bio Rex

On its completion in 1936, Bio Rex was one of the city’s biggest and most modern cinemas. Over the years, it became an important flagship film theatre for Finnish and foreign premieres.

In the decade up to its recent conversion, Bio Rex was a cinema for hire and a forum for film festivals. Now, regular cinema screenings are returning to the lovingly and meticulously restored cinema and its foyers.

Rent spaces

Seminar? Party? Launch? Soirée? The Bio Rex cinema in the Lasipalatsi, and its foyers, can be rented for private occasions.

The Bio Rex cinema is a technically very well equipped, with a 554-seat sloping auditorium. There are also a variety of boxes for two and four people at the back of the hall.

Bio Rex’s spacious, well-lit foyers, with their unique architecture, can be rented either with the cinema or separately.

Indoor Foyer, Foyer 1

  • seated dinner 130 people
  • cocktail party 350 people
  • seminar/meeting 150 people

Outdoor Foyer, Foyer 2

  • seated dinner 110 people
  • cocktail party 150 people
  • seminar/meeting 100 people

Bio Rex space rentals are managed by Restaurant Lasipalatsi:, +358 20 742 4220

Bare and windy, even with a few more people joining in? Not Lasipalatsi Square. The city’s most hospitable square is available to rent by the public for open events lasting from a few hours to several days. Smaller sections of the Square can also be rented.

About 1300 m2 are available for rent, added to which the Square has two café-terrace areas, the chimney, plus the five concrete-slab-covered domes beloved of citizens and tourists. Other parts of the Square are available for rent with the area rented empty, without any event technology, structures or fittings. The Square has electricity and water points for use by events, with charges according to the amounts used.

Enquiries about renting the Square: Producer Marjo Sahi,, +358 50 466 2370