After a one-year break, Tampereen Ylioppilasteatteri (TaYT) is proud to offer its space for the FIIF-shows again! We are happy to work with the FIIF-group and looking forward seeing you all here in June! It’s great to see people, who love improv and theatre, coming together from all over the world to Tampere and our theatre.
Even though FIIF 2015 was held in Dance Theatre MD, some of you might remember our theatre space from the past years. Last summer our theatre was being renovated so the festival couldn’t take place here. Now the lobby has been painted and our electric system has been renewed, so that also our guests could enjoy the space more.
This over 50-year-old former movie theatre is one of the most unique facilities in Tampere. Our theatre group was founded in 1960 and it moved to this current location in 1997. Before that, the former movie theatre had been transformed to serve the purposes of a nightclub. Luckily, the white movie canvas, beautiful old lamps on the walls, the ceiling of the hall and the floor of the lobby were saved and are there to remind us of the history of the place. Many of our guests have commented how they love the ambience and the spirit of the theatre. We hope that you’ll enjoy it as well during FIIF.
Never been at our theatre? It’s very easy to find, only 500 meters east from the railway station (Itsenäisyydenkatu 12-14). And once you are here, don’t forget to check out the old photos in the lobby that will show you how the theatre used to look like when it was a movie theatre. But most importantly, remember to enjoy the festival! We’ll do our best to make sure you can have fun and feel welcomed!
See you soon!
On behalf of Tampereen Ylioppilasteatteri,
Member of TaYT
Producer / FIIF 2016