Finnish Showcase has been organized as a part of Tampere Theatre Festival in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2018 (in 2018 event was called Future is Present). Tampere Theatre Festival will take place this year on 5th to 11th August as usual, but Finnish Showcase will have a gap year. See you next year on the 3rd to 9th August! Meanwhile have a look at the programme of Future is Present 2018.

For more information, please contact

Hanna Rosendahl
Executive director, Tampere Theatre Festival
+358 3 222 8536 (office)
hanna.rosendahl (at)
Hanna Helavuori
Director, TINFO – Theatre Info Finland
+358 44 363 1722
hanna.helavuori (at)

Tampere Theatre Festival

Tampere Theatre Festival is one of Europe’s most important festivals of professional theatre, serving as a display window for the finest Finnish and international productions. This year the Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

During the first week of August it offers a compact, yet high quality package of 21st century drama, classics, performance, dance theatre and street theatre. Every year the festival draws over 80 000 visitor to about 350 events.

Tampere Theatre Festival consists of Main Programme, Programme Tent, OFF Tampere Fringe festival, Club Festival Encorebaana, The Great Nocturnal Happening, Finnish Showcase plus Additional programme of seminars, discussions and meetings.

TINFO – Theatre Info Finland

TINFO co-operates with professional theatre artists, theatre producers, festival directors, agencies and theatre organisations.

TINFO facilitates artistic networks by organizing events, seminars, workshops, drama readings and showcases in co-operation with different partners.

TINFO produces theatre information and statistics on Finnish theatre.

TINFO provides material and advice on mobility, international networks, artist exchanges and Finnish theatres and artists.