The eastern Finnish town of Kajaani hosts Finland’s longest-running and largest family-friendly festival dedicated to poetry, recitation and small-scale theatre. The multiarts programme of performances, author encounters and debates is always surprising, entertaining and fiercely topical.
|Festival address||Kajaani Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 44 710 0922|
|Office||Koskikatu 2, FI-87200 Kajaani|
This spectacular event is one of Europe’s most important festivals of theatre, serving as a display window for the most interesting and up-to-the-minute productions in Finnish theatre, and attracting leading international guests from all corners of the globe. Attractions on the high standard seven-day programme range from new drama, contemporary theatre and modernised classics to dance theatre, contemporary circus and even street theatre.
SAMPO Festival brings intriguing puppetry and visual theatre artists from around the world to Helsinki at the end of August. The Festival presents various styles of puppetry, transcending the boundaries of different genres, and offers thought-provoking and touching performances for all audiences, children and adults alike. The programme also includes film screenings, exhibitions, workshops and other events. The Festival club is the place to meet and discuss puppet theatre, art and life.
This biennial event brings the finest Finnish and international professional puppet theatre to the stages of Tampere, providing a unique opportunity to see, hear, practice and get thoroughly involved in this fascinating art form. The varied programme is sure to interest visitors of all ages.