TIP-Fest 2018



TIP-Fest presents the most versatile program of contemporary Finnish puppet theatre.

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Turku International Puppetry Festival will take place 7.-11.11.2018

Box office
takes place at entrance lobby of Aurinkobaletti and TEHDAS Teatteri, at festival centre, Manilla
Opening hours:
7.11. 16:00-20:30
8.11. 17:00-19:00
9.11. 18:00-21:00
10.11. 13:00-20:30
11.11. 12:00- 14:00

Festival venues:
Festival centre: culture factory Manilla, theatres: TEHDAS Teatteri, Viinatehdas, Aurinkobaletti, Manilla Forest (Itäinen rantakatu 64, Turku)
Turku Finnkino, Kinopalatsi (Kauppiaskatu 11, Turku)
Turku concert hall (Aninkaistenkatu 9, Turku)

Artistic directors:
Roosa Halme, Anna Nekrassova, Outi Sippola

Festival coordinator:
Sanna Taskinen, +358 44 2010 007, sanna(a)auraofpuppets.com

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Festival lounge is located at lobby of TEHDAS Theatre, take your time, some coffee and relax at festival lounge between performances.


Normal and discount tickets from 13€
Serie ticket 60€
Family ticket 30€
Ticket combos from. 20€

Tickets are sold by Tiketti.fi.
Nooat tickets
Uutiset 2.0 tickets
Nutcracker tickets

Ticket reservations and groups: info@auraofpuppets.com

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Performing Arts State Award for Aura of Puppets

The Finnish Minister of education and culture Sanni Grahn-Laasonen has given the Performing Arts State Award for Aura of Puppets, the network for puppet theatre professionals.

The State Award is given as acknowledgement for meritorious work for the benefit of the field of art in question. Aura of Puppets brings together the top experts in Finland as well as develops and makes the art form known. In the past four years Aura of Puppets has grown to be a nationally significant, forward thinking and renewing network of artists.

The award is an accolade not only for the network itself, but most of all for the 45 artists that with their artistic ambition and uncompromising craftsmanship produce experiences for hundreds of thousands of people in Finland and abroad every year. Even though Aura of Puppets was born from the need to create structure to the field of puppet theatre, its main goal is to promote the forming and meeting of high-quality art.

Aura of Puppets’ focus is strongly in the future, in contemporary art, different audiences and new forms of cooperation. The award strengthens Aura of Puppets’ view that the Finnish art field is evolving and open for brave openings.

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