Venue management company ASM Global has expanded into Finland after being appointed to run operations at Helsinki venue Kulttuuritalo (cap. 1,400).

As part of the venue’s relaunch, a renovation will take place in the basement space, introducing a new 300-capacity live music space. Titled ‘Klubi’, the space will host live music, club nights, DJs, and streaming events.

With ASM Global’s support, the venue aims to deliver contemporary cultural events, concerts and live music, club nights as well as offering spaces for meetings and events.

The partnership reflects a shared vision, both architecturally and culturally, to relaunch and “future-proof” the venue, cementing it as a “must-visit cultural destination”.

Kulttuuritalo, which translates to House Of Culture, regularly hosts concerts, festive events, gala nights and trade shows. The 1950s venue was designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto and continues to work with the Alvar Aalto Foundation.

ASM Global executive vice president, Europe, Chris Bray, said, “This is our first step into Finland, so it’s a huge opportunity for ASM Global, which is already established and seeing huge success in Europe and the Nordics, to expand further into what’s a growing market brimming with opportunity.”