Thank you for the 2018 festival – it was a success with more than 90,000 visitors!

In 2018 the Tampere Theatre Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary and took place 6th–12th of August.

Next year the festival will be held from 5th to 11th August – hope to see you then!


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    Head of PR and marketing
    Tiina Hurskainen



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    Three press conferences will be held at restaurant Klubi (Tullikamarin aukio 2) during the festival week as follows: 

    Monday, 6th of August at 13.00–14.30
    Wednesday, 8th of August at 10.00–11.00
    Friday, 10th of August at 10.00–11.00

    The Tampere Theatre Festival’s artistic team Hilkka-Liisa IivanainenMiko Jaakkola and Aleksis Meaney as well as the executive director Hanna Rosendahl will be present in all the press conferences. 

    The artists from Finland will present their work in Finnish, but international artists speak English. 

    This is order of appearance, but please note that changes are possible.

    Monday, 6th of August at 13.00–14.30

    LizArt Productions & Toxic Dreams (Austria):
    The Audition for the Role of Stephen Hawking in the Theory of Everything
    Director, writer Yosi Wanunu

    Theatre Jurkka: Kikka Fan Club
    Actress Pia Andersson

    Anna-Mari Karvonen, Anni Puolakka & working group: Amor fati
    Directors Anna-Mari Karvonen and Anni Puolakka

    Ruusu Haarla & Julia Lappalainen: Turkka dies (Turkka kuolee)
    Director and performer Ruusu Haarla and performer Julia Lappalainen

    TTT Theatre / Tampereen Työväen Teatteri: The Girls 1918 (Tytöt 1918)
    Director Sirkku Peltola

    Wunderbaum (Holland): Stop Acting Now 
    Film will be presented by the artistic team

    Programme Tent at Central Square of Tampere 
    The performances and concerts will be presented by production coordinator Elina Valkama

    Restaurant festival Encorebaana, fringe programme OFF Tampere The Great Nocturnal Happening
    Production coordinator Susanna Koskimaa

    Wednesday, 8th of August at 10.00–11.00

    Sardegna Teatro & Compagnia Teatropersona (Italy):  Macbettu
    Director Alessandro Serra and producer Laura Artoni

    dollardaddy's (Hungary): Chekhov
    Actress Annamária Láng

    Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin: Anna Karenina
    Choreographer, director Kaari Martin, composer, director Roni Martin and dramaturg & director Atro Kahiluoto

    Third Space – Kolmas Tila: The Legend of the Tiny Bone, part IV Rán
    Director Juha Malmivaara

    The following performances will be presented by the artistic team: 
    Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki & Aurinkoteatteri: Baikal Brothers Co.
    Samira Elagoz (Finland/Holland): Cock, Cock...Who's There?
    The Finnish National Theatre: Old Masters

    Friday, 10th of August at 10.00–11.00

    Nanterre-Amandiers – Centre dramatique national (France): Night of the Moles
    Actor Gaëtan Vourc’h

    KOM Theatre: Blood Roses – Veriruusut
    Director Lauri Maijala

    Amanda Palo & Olga Palo: Nutcase – Kilari
    Writer & performer Amanda Palo and director Olga Palo

    Svenska Teatern (Finland’s National theatre for plays in Swedish) 
    I Would Prefer Not To
    Director Milja Sarkola

    Hämeenlinna City Theatre: Scenes from a Marriage 
    Director Samuli Reunanen

    The following performances will be presented by the artistic team:
    Recirquel Company Budapest: Paris de Nuit
    Tampere Theatre: Tottering House

    Changes in the festival’s artistic team: name of the new member will be published by the chair of the board of the Tampere Theatre Festival Reino Bragge