Photo: Juliana Harkki

Opening Ceremony 2024

Tampere Theatre Festival is traditionally opened with celebratory speeches and programme samples!

WELCOME TO TAMPERE THEATRE FESTIVAL
The Ceremony will be hosted by actor-director Auvo Vihro

RAUTAVAARA
Actor Timo Ruuskanen will perform short excerpts from our Main Programme show Rautavaara

OPENING CEREMONY SPEECH
Minister of Local and Regional Government Anna-Kaisa Ikonen

MARIA YLIPÄÄ & MARZI NYMAN
Two charismatic and diverse musicians perform songs from their TelttaLab evening show

GREETINGS FROM OUR TEAM OF ART DIRECTORS
Festival Artistic Team (Main Programme): Taija Helminen, Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen and Tanjalotta Räikkä

KIITOS KOTIMAISESTA NÄYTELMÄSTÄ -RECOGNITION
Suomen Näytelmäkirjailijat ja Käsikirjoittajat ry (eng. Finnish Playwrights and Scriptwriters guild) gives recognition in the form of Kiitos kotimaisesta näytelmästä -address (eng. Thank you for domestic plays).

DANCE THEATRE MD: ALIVENESS
The event will come to a conclusion with a performance by characters from choreographer Mari Rosendahl's Aliveness-piece. Characters Superhuman-woman and Shadow Alley will be portrayed by Klaara Haapanen and Joel Alalantela. Tastings from the show can also be seen at Nocturnal Happening!