Hot Brown Honey performance, image by Dylan Evans.

Main Programme

The next edition of the Tampere Theatre Festival is scheduled for 2 – 8 August 2021.
Due to the situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the board of directors was obliged to take decision on the cancellation of 2020 festival. 

29 April 2020

This spring the world’s focus has been on everybody’s well-being and the right to life. Even in these uncertain times, there still remains a need for living, caring and breathing theatre. This need raises many relevant questions about the value and meaning of art and its crucial role in our society.

We are proud of this year’s theatrical productions. The 2020 Tampere Theatre Festival lineup was assembled upon two thematic cornerstones: the rejuvenating force of imagination and the need for redemption. We wish to honor the work of all the wise, critical and alternative-seeking theatremakers and creative teams. Therefore we gratefully present the names of the domestic selections which were scheduled for this August. We are currently looking into the possibility of rescheduling this year’s international selections for the 2021 festival.

Inspired by the words of poet Adrienne Rich, we hope that imagination has the power ”to transcend and transform experience” and ”to question, to challenge, to conceive of alternatives, perhaps to the very life you are living at the moment.”

Hilkka-Liisa IivanainenAleksis Meaney and Tanjalotta Räikkä  
Members of the artistic team
Hanna Rosendahl
Executive director

Picture: Hot Brown Honey © Dylan Evans