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Valon juhla. Kuva: Reijo Haukia

Kauppakatu 14
Tel. 08 6155 2244, 044 710 0350
Kajaani town theatre is considered one of the most interesting theatres in the country.  The theatre stages approximately five premieres a year of which at least two are of the regional theatre programme.

Tel. 050 3619 439, p. 041 4598 940

Vaara-kollektiivi is a free professional theatre and a collective of performing arts, founded in 2014. Its members include 21 professionals of theatrical and performing arts. Vaara has its roots in Kajaani, but it operates, not only locally, but also on national and international stages.

Vaara specialises in children’s and young people’s theatre, documentary theatre, community-oriented work methods and applied use of art. The group works without a leader or fixed walls but goes actively on tours.

GENERAATTORI - stage for performing arts in the centre of Kajaani    
Kauppakatu 36
Tel. 08 626 061, 0440 626 061

Generaattori is a stage for performing arts in the centre of Kajaani, in the vicinity of the Old Town Hall Square. Generaattori has a lot going on all year round: events, gigs, theatre and dance performances etc. The space is managed by Kulttuuriosuuskunta G-voima (Culture Cooperative G Force in English) consisting of art professionals, students and amateurs. In addition to performances, the cooperative hires out their premises for e.g. gatherings.

In addition to the cooperative, Generaattori houses the following

Tel. 08 626 061
Amateur theatre with professional directors, producing performances of high artistic quality and challenging their audience. The theatre produces 3 to 4 premieres a year for Generaattori, summer theatre in July and August in Teppanakeskus yard (at Ilmarintie 6) as well as provides training and courses for children and young people year round.

Tel. 0440 556 977 
Routa is an open production group for modern dance producing and developing high-quality and unique Finnish dance art whose roots are in Kainuu soil.
Routa employs annually numerous dance artists and audio-visual professionals. Routa was founded in 2002 and Generaattori is its home stage.


Eino Leino House / Eino Leino Association in Kainuu
Tel. 045 8849 350

Paltaniemi Theatre, founded in 2013, with roots based in theatre background of local theatre personalities Eino and Kasimir Leino and Aarne Orjasalo. The theatre produces Finnish classics for an amateur summer theatre performing on stage on the Eino Leino House grounds. The audience has fantastic views over Paltaselkä in Lake Oulujärvi.

Vuolijoen näyttämötaideyhdistys ry - Vuolijoki Performing Arts Association
Mustikkakankaantie 12, 88270 Vuolijoki
Tel. 044 3777 287
Amateur theatre activities.

Chairperson Ms Eija Pyrrö

Secretary Ms Päivi Ohtonen
Tel. 050-3050920

Fast action and deep emotions available at Pentinpuro at Vuolijoki Summer Theatre. On request also sketches and other entertainment.

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