This route carries us on a near-breathtaking journey from the annual International Theatre Festival in the dynamic, dramatic and summery city of Tampere to the national capital and Helsinki Festival, the largest multi-arts celebration in the country. Friends of Finland’s national composer may then gather at Lahti Sibelius Festival in September to combine wonderful music with the splendid architecture of Sibelius Hall against a backdrop of lakeside scenery with the silhouette of the city’s famous ski jumping slopes in the distance.
Da capo: This route can include a quick trip up to Oulu throughout the month of August – Oulu August Festival, July 30 – August 30 in 2015, www.oulunjuhlaviikot.fi
1. Tampere Theatre Festival Festival on map | Read more5 August 2019 - 11 August 2019
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.
2. Helsinki Festival Festival on map | Read more
Finland’s largest arts festival will once again provide a diverse programme of events throughout the city, with experiences ranging from classical to world music and pop, from drama to contemporary dance, and from visual art to film and children’s events. We invite and encourage you to lose yourself in the Night of the Arts or get carried away with our fringe programme. This is a festival that brings the arts to everyone!
3. Lahti Sibelius Festival Festival on map | Read more5 September 2019 - 8 September 2019
This internationally acclaimed festival will bring together friends of Sibelius’ music from across the globe for the 20th time in September 2019, as the Lahti Symphony Orchestra once again invites followers of Finland’s national composer to a wonderful celebration in the acoustically splendid setting of Sibelius Hall. The Artistic Director of the festival is the distinguished Chief Conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Dima Slobodeniouk.