Seminars, meetings and more

Tampere Theatre Festival offers a great opportunity to attend workshops, discussions, seminars and meetings. Attending unofficial meetings in different surroundings is also part of the superb festival athmosphere.

  • Thu 2.8.
  • 09.00
  • Gallery of Cultural House Laikku
  • Hair, Hamlet and Tender Love – 50 years of Tampere Theatre Festival
  • Tampere Theatre Festival
  • Thu 2.8.
  • 09.00
  • Gallery of Cultural House Laikku

Hair, Hamlet and Tender Love – 50 years of Tampere Theatre Festival

The very first Tampere Theatre Festival was held 50 years ago in August 1969. The festival got off to a flying start, thanks to a local amateur theatre whose production of the musical Hair turned out to be a massive success.

Over the past 50 years, a total of 1463 local and international performances have stunned, moved and charmed audiences on the stages of the Tampere Theatre Festival. To mark the occasion, the Tampere Theatre Festival is pleased to announce an exhibition that will turn the spotlight on Main Programme performances from the past. The exhibition titled Hair, Hamlet and Tender Love – 50 years of Tampere Theatre Festival will be open from the 2nd of August to 28th August in the Gallery of Cultural House Laikku.

Opening hours
TueFri 921
SatSun 1018

Admission is free.

Address: Keskustori 4

  • Fri 10.8.
  • 10.15
  • Tampere City Library Metso, Lehmus Hall
  • EQUALITY, DEMOCRACY AND PROFESSIONALISM
  • Association of Finnish Theatres, Globe Art Point and Trade Union for Theatre and Media
  • Duration 5h 15min
  • Fri 10.8.
  • 10.15
  • Tampere City Library Metso, Lehmus Hall
  • Duration 5h 15min

EQUALITY, DEMOCRACY AND PROFESSIONALISM

When Will the New Finnish Theatre Happen?

The morning session will be held in English and afternoon in Finnish.

PROGRAMME

PART I, in English, moderated by Martina Marti

10.15 OPENING WORDS
David Kozma, actor-director, chairman of Globe Art Point
Maija Perho, chairman of The Association of Finnish Theatres

10.30 THE ART OF REPRESENTATION – POLITICAL THEATRE TODAY
Necati Öziri, dramaturg, artistic director, curator

11.00 PANEL DISCUSSION
David Kozma, actor-director, chairman of Globe Art Point, Helsinki
Eirik Nilssen Brøyn, head of Det Multinorske actor's program, Oslo
Erik Söderblom, theatre director, Espoo City Theatre
Necati Öziri, dramaturg, head of International Forum of Berliner Festspiele's Theatertreffen
Pauliina Hulkko, theatre director, professor, University of Tampere

12.15 LUNCH

PART II is held in Finnish 13.15–15.30.

The seminar is free of charge.

  • Fri 10.8.
  • 11.30
  • Hämeenpuisto 28 D
  • FUTURE IS PRESENT
  • Tampere Theatre Festival, Theatre Info Finland TINFO and New Play Finland (UNO)
  • Fri 10.8.
  • 11.30
  • Hämeenpuisto 28 D

FUTURE IS PRESENT

TINFO – Theatre Info Finland and Tampere Theatre Festival together with New Play Finland (UNO) will arrange encounters between international curators, festival directors, dramaturges and Finnish performing arts artists and playwrights on Friday 10th–Saturday 11th August 2018. On Saturday the 11th we will concentrate on new Finnish playwriting. The international guests of the Festival will have the chance to meet young artists and playwrights and see their performances.

Future is Present will introduce the work of some of the most intriguing and exciting artists, thinkers, and activists of the Finnish theatre scene. Their work is challenging, honest, and funny as hell. Amor Fati, Cock, Cock.. Who's There?, Nutcase, Turkka Dies and I Would Prefer Not To are parts of the Future is Present programme and they are subtitled in English.

PROGRAMME
11.30–14.00 Meeting with young theatre artists Amanda & Olga Palo, Ruusu Haarla & Julia Lappalainen, Anna-Mari Karvonen & Anni Puolakka and Milja Sarkola

Address: Hämeenpuisto 28 D

For further information please contact:
Hanna Helavuori
hanna.helavuori(a)tinfo.fi
TINFO – Theatre Info Finland

Read more at Future is Present website.

  • Sat 11.8.
  • 10.00
  • Hämeenpuisto 28 D
  • FUTURE IS PRESENT
  • Tampere Theatre Festival, Theatre Info Finland TINFO and New Play Finland (UNO)
  • Sat 11.8.
  • 10.00
  • Hämeenpuisto 28 D

FUTURE IS PRESENT

TINFO – Theatre Info Finland and Tampere Theatre Festival together with New Play Finland (UNO) will arrange encounters between international curators, festival directors, dramaturges and Finnish performing arts artists and playwrights on Friday 10th–Saturday 11th August 2018. On Saturday the 11th we will concentrate on new Finnish playwriting. The international guests of the Festival will have the chance to meet young artists and playwrights and see their performances.

Future is Present will introduce the work of some of the most intriguing and exciting artists, thinkers, and activists of the Finnish theatre scene. Their work is challenging, honest, and funny as hell. Amor Fati, Cock, Cock.. Who's There?, Nutcase, Turkka Dies and I Would Prefer Not To are parts of the Future is Present programme and they are subtitled in English. 

PROGRAMME

10.00–12.00 Meeting with playwrights and dramaturges (in cooperation with UNO) Pipsa Lonka, E.L. Karhu, Marie Kajava, Iira Halttunen, Laura Valkama and Otto Sandqvist
12.00–13.00 Informal meetings, discussions
13.00-15.00 Famine (Nälänhätä) by Marie Kajava – stage reading + discussion

Address: Hämeenpuisto 28 D

For further information please contact:
Hanna Helavuori
hanna.helavuori(a)tinfo.fi
TINFO – Theatre Info Finland

Read more at Future is Present website.

  • Sat 11.8.
  • 13.00
  • Demoteatteri
  • CELEBRATION OF NEW PLAYWRITING
  • New Play Finland (UNO)
  • Duration 5h
  • Sat 11.8.
  • 13.00
  • Demoteatteri
  • Duration 5h

CELEBRATION OF NEW PLAYWRITING

New Play Finland (UNO) invites theatre enthusiasts to take part in an event that showcases Finnish new playwriting at its finest. That’s three days full of information on the new playwriting scene, glimpses into plays that are still works-in-progress, reading performances, interviews and theme discussions with both emerging and established playwrights. New Play Finland also launches a new anthology of five outstanding plays as part of our celebration of Finnish new playwriting.

The event is a part of the 50th Tampere Theatre Festival and it takes place on 9.–11.8.2018. Thursday and Friday programmes are in Finnish, Saturday's programme is in English.

PROGRAMME

13.00–15.00  STAGE READING + DISCUSSION
Marie Kajava: FAMINE
A reading performance of Kajava’s play by UNO in collaboration with Theatre Viirus and Riihimäki City Theatre, followed by a discussion with the writer.


16.30–18.00 STAGE READING
Marie Kajava: FAMINE
A reading performance of Kajava’s play by UNO in collaboration with Theatre Viirus and Riihimäki City Theatre.

Saturday’s programme is free of charge, but a ticket is required to the reading performances.
Free tickets are handed out at the venue starting 15min before the performance.
You can also pre-book your free ticket at Tampere Theatre Festival ticket office (Tullikamarin aukio 2, 2nd floor, tel. +358 3 223 1066)

Venue opens 15min before performances.

Address: Hämeenpuisto 28 D, 4th floor

More info here.