The The Rovaniemi Theatre
Rovaniemi Theatre - The Regional Theatre of Lapland is the northernmost professional theatre in Finland. It is located in a theatre building called the Lappia House designed by Alvar Aalto.
In addition to its program on both the main hall and the studio scene, the theatre has a particular regional audience: The aim of the theatre is to visit every municipality in Lapland with guest performances once a year. The profile of the theatre includes giving many premieres by Finnish writers, especially those familiar with the north.
Please note: Starting autumn 2011 The Regional Theatre of Lapland temporarily in address Maakuntakatu 6-8 and Rovakatu 4 (school buildings) due to renovation.
The Summer Theatre
An open air theatre in the Konttinen park at the river bank is the venue for summer theatre Neljäntuulentie which produces a summer theatre play for the whole family. The premier is in the Midsummer and the performances last until the latter part of July.
The Student Theatre of Lapland
The Student Theatre of Lapland is an innovative amateur theatre where students of different fields can make theatre happen together. It produces annually 5 – 8 premieres, some lighter cabarets and courses. Improvisation has grown especially popular in recent years. Both in theatre and improvisation the student theatre has won competitions in Finland and abroad.
One vital and flexible element of children’s culture is puppetry. Rovaniemi is the centre of the puppetry network of the Barents region which has encouraged puppeteers to meet and play at the bi-annual puppetry festivals of the Barents region and in the neighbouring countries.
The Travelcase Theater, a professional solo puppet theatre started in 1983, keep up the tradition of puppet theatre in Rovaniemi and Lapland. Their mobile performances, workshops and training courses take place, in addition to Rovaniemi, in all corners of Lapland region as well as outside its borders.