Party information

Welcome to Alternative Party, a digital culture festival and demoparty with alternative ideas and full programme with demo compos, music, special guests and exhibitions.

Participate now: Join us at #altparty @ IRCnet or follow us on Twitter and send tweets with #altparty hastag.


Tallberginkatu 1 C 15, 00180 Helsinki

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Time and services:





There are several on-site services for your maximum party comfort, including food available 24h/day, ALT Space Shop, Info, Showers and the Cloakroom.

Services include:

Bar - refreshments and club stage + screens for watching the compos with a pint.

Food and drink - from coffee and pizza to the three-course dinner.

ALT Space Shop - buy yourself some exciting Alt stuff.

Info - answers all your questions, and sometimes generates even more.


Sleeping areas


Symbio Manyways

Symbio Manyways

Restaurant at the Beginning of the Universe

Symbio Manyways is a direct competitor to Milliways - Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Where as Milliways is extremely difficult to reach (travelling requires Infinite Improbability Drive, Bistromathics, or Hyperspace), Manyways can be conveniently reached just by walking or otherwise travelling in vertical orientation inside in Kaapelitehdas.

There is no valet service as cost of real estate in the "early days" is extremely expensive. Beforehand table reservations are possible, but getting call through between Big Bang and the opening can be challenging.

Manyways is known to be best paying employer in the known universe - as shift for bar staff starts at 10-36 seconds after the Big Bang to sometime between 10-33 and 10-32 seconds, the hourly rate ends up being quite significant.

Food and drink

You won't be walking around hungry at Alternative Party! Food is available 24h a day.

Three-course dinner

dinner tickets available only in advance!


A three-course dinner will be served on Friday 22rd October at 18:00 - right before the opening show at 20:00. Begin your party weekend with your friends and the special guests!

Remember to buy your dinner tickets in advance, because they are not available at the party place. The menu, the wines and the digital culture program has been carefully selected by the Alternative Party's gourmet team to create an extraordinary evening.

The dinner is automatically included in VIP Wing Commander ticket.

Breakfast, lunch and night snack

Breakfast (coffee, tea etc.) is served by Cafe Soihtu 24h a day. Check below for more details.
KotiPizza has a 24h service at Alternative Party for pizza and beverages. Code and eat pizza - day and night.
Restaurant Hima&Sali serves lunches both Saturday and Sunday including soups, salads and their superb woks!

Café SoihtuSoihtu

The tea and coffee lovers' paradise is open 24 hours/day during the whole party. A wide sortiment is available: speciality coffees, more tea flavors than you probably know, soft drinks, cakes, sandwiches, salads and much more. We recommend also the original Café Soihtu in Töölö - open around the year.

Other restaurants

ln addition there are an abundance of restaurants around Ruoholahti and Helsinki downtown.
You can use these services to find your preference:


At the party place

There are two designated sleeping areas on the party place:

  • Sleeping corner in the party hall.
  • For Xenon Megablaster ticket owners there is also a Premium sleeping area in the basement, which is completely dark and quiet.

Remember to bring your own mattress, pillow and sleeping bag!

Hotel accommodation

Do you prefer your own room with a comfortable bed, a shower and a breakfast?

Holiday Inn For hotel accomodation we recommend the closely located Holiday Inn Helsinki West - Ruoholahti. A special discount is available for Alternative Party visitors from Thursday 21nd October to Monday 25th October (check-out day):

  • 75 €/night for a single room
  • 80 €/night for a double/twin room

The room price includes breakfast, sauna, ADSL Internet connection free of charge, tea & coffee kettles in room, and a sortiment of 5 different pillows. All taxes included. Limited amount of rooms available.

A hotel roomTo make the reservation: discount link.

Please notice: At some times there might be even cheaper prices available than the "discount" price to the same hotel, especially if you are a member of Holiday Inn's customer loyalty program:

Distance: The distance to the party place is 500 m (by foot).