TIKKURILA THEATRE & TIKKURILA THEATRE AND CIRCUS SCHOOL IN A NUTSHELL
TIKKURILA THEATRE ASSOCIATION
Tikkurila Theatre Association, founded in 1961, is a private association that maintains a professionally run amateur theatre Tikkurila Theatre, and Tikkurila Theatre and Circus School, which provides basic education in theatre and circus arts.
Our theatre is known for its impressive and eloquent performances both in our hometown Vantaa and nationally. The theatre’s programme is mainly in Finnish. Circus performances are often speechless or do not require knowledge of the Finnish language to understand them.
TIKKURILA THEATRE AND CIRCUS SCHOOL
Tikkurila Theatre and Circus School provides the extensive syllabus of basic art education in theatre and circus arts in accordance with the basic arts education curriculum. Basic art education can be started on both study lines at the age of 7-18 years. Teaching is divided into basic studies (800 lessons) and advanced studies (500 lessons).
The purpose of basic studies is to practice the skills essential to the field of art in a goal-oriented and persistent manner. Advanced studies broaden the skills learned and develop independent artistic thinking and working skills. Both basic and advanced studies are completed with a degree work. Teaching is in Finnish, but participation in teaching does not require the student to have a complete command of the Finnish language.
Tikkurila Theatre and Circus School ensures that everyone can engage in a safe and equal environment as themselves. With us, children and young people gain valuable life skills in addition to artistic experiences, joy and sense of community. Engaging in performing arts develops creativity, perseverance, goal and initiative skills, as well as emotional and interaction skills.
SAFE AND ENCOURAGING COMMUNITY
Together, Tikkurila Theatre & Tikkurila Theatre and Circus School form a community of approximately 400 stage art lovers in Vantaa, which includes theatre and circus enthusiasts of all ages, professional pedagogues and other performing arts professionals.
In our safe and encouraging community, we nurture the magic of the theatre and the charm of the circus, produce impressive performances and offer the opportunity for a lifetime of art hobby.
We are united by creativity, empathy, and love for the art.
Together, we are the Tikkurila Theatre.
Additional information: Production Coordinator Marjut Eskola, marjut.eskola [at] tikkurilanteatteri.fi / +358 44 0130 086