The Town Theatre of Kemi is the only professional theatre in Sea Lapland that produces as many as six plays each year. The theatre offers a diverse programme providing entertainment for viewers of all ages.
Founded in 1947, the Town Theatre of Kemi is the second oldest municipality-owned state-funded theatre in Finland.
The Town Theatre of Kemi has a youth programme that offers expression skills training for children and young people. This ground-breaking theatre training technique was started in 2004. Participants in the youth programme can learn about theatre in practice through training and performances. They are also able to act in the theatre’s own productions as assistants and receive guidance from theatre professionals. New members are selected for the youth programme every two years. The next selection process will take place in the autumn of 2020.
There is a theatre club that meets regularly to discuss theatre, theatre in practice, plays, and the ideas they may evoke. Directors of plays, actors, writers and set designers attend the club evenings to talk about their work and working methods.