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Information related to the exceptional arrangements caused by the coronavirus epidemic

We will be updating this page with information about exceptional arrangements caused by the coronavirus epidemic as they pertain to the clients and event visitors at Cultural Centre Valve. 

Update 15th of May

Valve is open to the public

The Cultural Centre Valve is open Mon–Fri 10–20 and Sat–Sun 12–19. For upcoming events, see our event calendar on the front page.

Our clients and personnel are important to us, and some changes have been made to the procedures at Valve owing to the safety and hygiene instructions related to the coronavirus epidemic. We will be updating our plans on this webpage as the situation develops. Therefore, please look into the instructions and service information below before you visit us.

Thank you, and you are warmly welcome to our house and our events!

Please observe general safety and hygiene when visiting Valve:

  • Please don’t come to Valve if you have any coronavirus related symptoms
  • Keep to a social distance of 2 metres
  • Good hand hygiene is important: wash your hands or use hand sanitizer
  • Cough into a handkerchief or your sleeve
  • We recommend wearing a face mask

Additional information from this link:

Recommendation on the use of face masks for citizens >> (Finnish institute of health and welfare)

Please note that many different organizers operate in the premises offered by Cultural Centre Valve. Please also observe any safety instructions and exceptional arrangements posted on the event organizer’s own website.

About our premises and services (May 15th, 2021)

Valve Galleries
The Valve Galleries are open every day 10–20. The galleries will provide information placards to remind visitors of safe distancing and visitor numbers will be monitored.

Cinema Studio
See Cinema Studio´s program at the Oulu Film Centre website.
Of the 45 seats at Studio, 20 are in use. Please leave a space of at least one seat between you and the next viewer. You can sit next to each other if you arrived together. Personnel will open the cinema 15 minutes before showtime to avoid queues. The full safety instructions can be found at the Oulu Film Centre website.

Oulu Film Centre Cinema Library, 2nd floor
The Cinema Library is open on weekdays Mon–Fri 10–17. If necessary, we will place limitations on the number of visitors at the library.

Valve Ticket Office
The Valve Ticket Office is temporarily open Wed–Fri 16–19, Sat–Sun 14–18, as well as Tuesdays 30 minutes before the screening. Ticket Office can be reached by phone at 08 5584 7575. We ask you to buy your tickets in advance to avoid crowding at the office. Tickets are also available online with Ticketmaster: Until further notice, we do not accept cash payment at the Ticket Office.

Real estate manager services
The real estate managers are at your service whenever the centre is open. You can reach them by phone at 044 703 7501. Please don’t come to the information desk in person unless necessary. Until further notice, we do not accept cash payments at the information desk.

Turku Comics Store Oulu
Turku Comics Store Oulu is temporarily closed.

Cafe H2O Konstila
Cafe H2O Konstila is temporarily closed.

Some premises in Cultural Center Valve will be opened for group hobbies for people under 18 from 21 January until further notice. Previously given corona-instructions for hobby groups must be followed.

See complete list of recommendations and restrictions in Oulu >>


Contact Information

Arja Huotari, Pauliina Eronen and Timo Pirttimaa from Valve follow and provide information about the situation. Please contact them if you have any questions.

Arja Huotari, Director of the Cultural Centre Valve, arja.a.huotari(at), 044 703 7510
Pauliina Eronen, Production Manager, pauliina.eronen(at), 044 703 7545
Timo Pirttimaa, Chief of Security, timo.pirttimaa(at), 044 703 7521



Kulttuuritalo Valve
Hallituskatu 7
90100 Oulu
Valveen lippumyymälä
Puh. 08 5584 7575
Puh. 044 703 7501