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Welcome to New Theatre Helsinki Gathering on December 4th

December 4th from 2pm to 5pm

New Theatre Helsinki Gathering

Dear friends

We invite you all to join us on December 4th for the first New Theatre Helsinki Gathering at the Alexander Theatre in Helsinki (Bulevardi 23-27). For the occasion a hybrid form will be organized offering the possibility to meet physically or remotely.

This event will be the official start of the activities of New Theatre Helsinki. Therefore, it is very important that you join us, because we need to show that we are a vast and diverse community of artists and individuals living here but not represented on the institutional stage. It will be also the possibility for you to share your opinion or point of view of what must be done in order to create a venue that is based on diversity and inclusiveness.

This gathering is not only the celebration of New Theatre Helsinki but also the celebration of us being together, the celebration of a voice that hungers to see a performing arts field that displays the diverse cultures of our society.

“Theatre must be the space for dialogue where the society can explore its potential.”

Program of the event:

2pm: Why do we need a theatre that promotes interculturalism?

Presentation of what is New Theatre Helsinki, and what it has done so far (during the 1st project year 2020).

2.30pm: Diversity and inclusion: an oxymoron?

New Theatre Helsinki has implemented two researches: one is a survey about the need for a new space. The second one is an analysis about the theatre productions during the last ten years in the Finnish city theatre panorama. The research paid special attention on what kind of diversity was present.

The researches are presented by producer Marjo-Sisko Lindstedt & researcher Sadjad Shokoohi

2.50pm: Short break

3pm: Who is the invisible Finland and who represents it?

Stand up comedian James Lórien MacDonald and dancer-performer Maija Karhunen present their views on the needs of New Theatre Helsinki

3.45pm: Short break

4pm: Re-considering narratives about Finnish identities

The future of New Theatre Helsinki:

Pop Up of 2021, Reaching the communities

Open call for: Pop Up 2022 & New dramaturgies

Wrap up the gathering

5-7pm: Informal gathering and mingling

Informal get-together with some food and open discussion at Alexander Theatre or in another venue nearby (will be confirmed later).

7pm: Cleaners (optional)

Performance: The Cleaners by David Kozma

More: aleksanterinteatteri.fi/cleaners-siivoojat

Tickets: 10€/person (by own expense).

Price and enrollment

The Gathering is free of charge. The ticket to the performance “Cleaners” is 10€/person. You can find the link to the ticket purchase from the enrolment.

Enrollment form

If you wish to take part in the event live at Alexander Theatre, please enroll by 19th of November (if you wish to take part only online, you can enroll until 26th November).

Please note: We have a limited amount of seats, we will fill in the seats in order of the enrollment. We follow all the regulations and guidelines considering the corona situation made by the authorities. For those of you who enroll to participate online, we will send the link to the event later.


New Theatre Helsinki


Helena Korpela 

Project Coordinator

New Theatre Helsinki

+358 44 988 3021


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