Thank you!
The 2017 Tampere Theatre Festival has come to an end.
Next year, in 2018, the festival celebrates its 50th anniversary and the festival takes place between 6th–12th of August.

If you are interested in taking part of the festival, please contact us via email: tiedotus(at)


    During the Festival Week, there will be three press conferences held at restaurant Klubi (Tullikamarin aukio 2):

    Monday 7th of August at 13.00–14.30
    Wednesday 9th of August at 10.00–11.00
    Friday 11th of August at 10.00–11.00

    In addition to the Performers mentioned below, the artistic team of Tampere Theatre Festival, Milja Sarkola, Miko Jaakkola and Erik Söderblom, as well as Executive Director Hanna Rosendahl and the PR Team will be present at the press conferences. 

    There will be both Finnish and international speakers. The official language of the press conferences is Finnish, but international speakers will speak in English. Interpretation from Finnish to English will be available.

    Please notice: Changes in the timetables are possible.

    Monday 7th of August at 13.00–14.30

    1. Miet Warlop (Belgium): Fruits of Labor
    Director, Performer Miet Warlop

    2. Aurinkoteatteri: The Predators
    Writer and Director Sanna Hietala

    3. Lehmuskallio & team: Sidekicks
    Director Alma Lehmuskallio & Circus and Dance Artist Henna Kaikula

    4. The Finnish National Theatre: just filming
    Director Kristian Smeds

    5. Teatteri Telakka: Hullu
    Writer and director Juha Hurme

    6. The following productions will be introduced by the Artistic Team of Tampere Theatre Festival:
    Hype collective: Father Fucker
    Turku City Theatre: Tom of Finland

    7. Programme Tent’s Performances
    Programme Producer Mervi Paavilainen

    8. Club Festival Encorebaana, OFF Tampere & The Great Nocturnal Happening
    Production Coordinator Salla Kettula


    Wednesday 9th of August at 10.00–11.00 

    1. Ontroerend Goed (Belgium): World Without Us
    Performer Karolien De Bleser

    2. Sonya Lindfors & Zodiak – The Center for New Dance: Noble Savage
    Choreographer Sonya Lindfors

    3. Aura of Puppets & Tehdas Teatteri: Romeo and Juliet
    Director Merja Pöyhönen

    4. Emilia Kokko & working group: Genderfuck
    Director Emilia Kokko

    5. Kuopion kaupunginteatteri & Tanssiteatteri Minimi: Vaimoni, Casanova
    Writer and Director Leea Klemola


    Friday 11th of August at  10.00–11.00

    1. The Belarus Free Theatre (Belarus & UK): Burning Doors
    Director Natalia Kaliada & Performer, Co-Writer Maria Alyokhina

    2. Rakastajat-teatteri & working group Elina Izarra Ollikainen: The Deported
    Director Elina Izarra Ollikainen

    3. The Finnish National Theatre: Arctic Hysteria
    Director Atro Kahiluoto & Set, Projection and Costume Designer Reija Hirvikoski

    4. Riihimäen Teatteri: Military, My Love
    Writer and Director Elina Snicker

    5. The following productions will be introduced by the Artistic Team of Tampere Theatre Festival:
    Svenska Teatern: Peggy Pickit ser Guds ansikte
    Lumor Teater (Sweden): People Respect Me Now
    The Cullberg Ballet (Sweden): Protagonist

    6. Changes in the Artistic Team of the Festival
    Presented by Chairperson of the Board Maarit Pyökäri




    PR & Information
    +358 3 214 0992


    Emails of staff members (marked with *): firstname.lastname(at)

    Head of PR & Marketing
    Tiina Hurskainen* 

    PR & Marketing Coordinator
    Satu Keltanen*

    Graphic Designer
    Maria Atosuo*

    PR Assistants

    Minna Hemmilä

    Eveliina Suuniitty

    Iida Uuppo


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