INFORMATION FOR PLAYERS

HERE IS SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION JUST FOR YOU

STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION

VILLE VÄLIMÄKI

VILLE VÄLIMÄKI

THEATRE HOUSE MANAGER

+358 40 054 5951
ville@finlandimprovfestival.com

Contact Ville if you have problems related to your shows or anything else in the theatre.

ANNA HAAVISTO

ANNA HAAVISTO

PARTICIPANT COORDINATOR

+358 40 702 9039
anna@finlandimprovfestival.com

Contact Anna if you are lost in the city and need help!

DIMITRA PANOPOULOU-HUOVILA

DIMITRA PANOPOULOU-HUOVILA

WORKSHOP COORDINATOR

+358 44 204 5374
dimitra@finlandimprovfestival.com

Contact Dimitra if you have any issues with workshops.

PATRIK KIVINEN

PATRIK KIVINEN

THEATRE TECH COORDINATOR

+358 44 516 0295
patrik@finlandimprovfestival.com

Contact Patrik if you have any concerns with your technical requirements for your shows at the Theatre.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES

DIAL 112

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL CENTER
TAYS Acuta Hospital
Teiskontie 35
+358 3 311 611

FESTIVAL VENUE ADDRESSES

THEATRE VENUE

TAMPEREEN YLIOPPILASTEATTERI
Itsenäisyydenkatu 12-14

WORKSHOP VENUE

TAMMERKOSKEN KOULU
Rautatienkatu 3-5

HOSTEL

DREAMHOSTEL & HOTEL
Åkerlundinkatu 2

AFTER PARTY VENUE

O’CONNELL’S IRISH BAR
Rutatienkatu 24

SAUNA PARTY VENUE

SOLUN SAUNA
Kuntokatu 3

PERFORMING AT FiiF2018

Every night of FiiF has lots of teams and shows going on in the same theatre. To keep things running smoothly, please look over the following information. 

CHECK IN TIMES

Each show has its own check in time. Please be sure to arrive to the theatre by that time and find PATRIK in the Green Room and let him know you are there. It is okay to check in early.

The house opens every night between 18:15 and 18:30, giving everyone a small window to be able to walk the stage and make final arrangements.

IMPROV BUTTS (SEATING)

The night of your performance, we ask you to sit in the designated performer area, which is labeled as “IMPROV BUTTS”. This will ensure that all our paying guests for that night will be able to find a seat.

Nights when you are not performing you are welcome to sit wherever you like when the doors open.

GREEN ROOM

There is a green room in the theatre that will have coffee, snacks and other treats. These are designated for players performing that night only.

TECH FOR SHOWS

Upon arrival at the Festival we will go over the final tech needs for your show so we can prepare properly.

On the night of your performance you will have the opportunity to talk to our Tech crew about any specific needs you may want to still go over.

RED LIGHT

We utilize a Red Light to help let you know when your show is nearly over. When there are 5 minutes left in your set we will turn on a red light in the back of the theatre.

Once this is turned on, we will look for an out for your show and pull the lights accordingly.

 

WARM UPS

Unfortunately there isn’t a great place to warm up at the Theatre while the shows are happening. It is possible to warm up upstairs in the wardrobe room, but the sound travels directly into the theatre, so the warm ups must be kept quiet.

FiiF2018 MAP

Important Locations, Venues, and Discount Restaurants.

FESTIVAL CALENDAR

A comprehensive list of every Workshop, Show, and Event at FiiF2018.

PRACTICAL & TOURIST INFORMATION

Finland is a weird place. Be sure you know our strange rules.

TOURIST OFFICE
Tourist Office of Tampere (Matkailuneuvonta Tampere)

ADDRESS
Hämeenkatu 14B, 33100 Tampere

PHONE
+358 35 656 800

OFFICE HOURS
Mon-Fri 10-18, Sat-Sun 10-15

CITY TRANSPORTATION
BUS FARE
DAY BUS – 3.00€ (05:00-23:59)
Transfer valid within 1 hour, cash only.

Night Bus Fare: 6€ (Cash Only)
00:00-04:30

BUS AUTHORITY WEBSITE: http://joukkoliikenne.tampere.fi/en/

LOCAL TAXIS
+358 100 4131

NEAREST PHARMACY
TULLINTORI
Tullikatu 6

Tullintori Shopping Mall is located at Tullikatu 6, 33100 Tampere. There you can find the nearest pharmacy and grocery store to the Hostel.

HOURS
Mon-Fri 8-18
Sat 10-14

ALCOHOL LEGISLATION
Alcohol is only available in stores from 9.00 – 21.00.

Beer and cider under 5.5% are available from all grocery stores and kiosks.

Hard liquor and wine (all alcohol over 5.5%) are only available from ALKO, which closes at 20.00 on Weekdays and 18.00 on weekends.

NEARBY ALKO STORES
ALKO STOCKMANN
Hämeenkatu 4 – 1st Floor
Mon-Fri 9-21, Sat 9-18

ALKO TAMMELA
Kullervonkatu 9
Mon-Fri 9-21, Sat 9-18

NEAREST GROCERY STORE
TULLINTORI K-MARKET
Tullikatu 6

Tullintori Shopping Mall is located at Tullikatu 6, 33100 Tampere. There you can find the nearest pharmacy and grocery store to the Hostel.

STORE HOURS
Mon-Fri: 7-21
Sat-Sun: 9-18

 

THINGS TO SEE & DO

WELCOME TO TAMPERE!
Tampere is a lively and growing city with a rich cultural life in the heart of Southern Finland. Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and is nicknamed Manse; a nod to Manchester, England. Tampere is known as the Manchester of Finland, as both cities were important factory cities back in the day. Tammerkoski, the canal of rapids that runs through the heart of Tampere, and the Finlayson factory next to it were integral to the city’s growth and development through the 19th and 20th centuries.

TRAM!
There is currently a LOT of construction happening because Tampere is building its first Tram lines. If you are interested, you should talk to Janne Järvinen from JadaJada Improv, who is the project’s lead designer & engineer (or something like that).

DONUT TOWER
Pyynikin Näkötorni
(Pyynikki Observation Tower)
Näkötornintie 67

The Pyynikki observation tower lies on top of the world’s largest eskar (a ridge of sand and gravel, an important feature of Finnish geography.

This one is over 150 meters high!) The tower comes with an accompanying café (open every day 9-20), sporting the greatest “munkki” (Finnish style traditional donuts) in town.

If you are there to see the sights, the fee to go up the tower is a mere 2€, and provides a grand view of the city.

BIG (FOR FINLAND) CHURCH
TAMPEREEN TUOMIOKIRKKO
Tuomiokirkonkatu

The Tampere Cathedral is a beautiful stone church; it might look a bit on the small side as far as cathedrals go, but it has a powerful symbolic value to Finnish culture and history. The cathedral represents Finnish National Romantic architecture and you should definitely check out the frescoes inside. These frescoes, painted by finnish painter Hugo Simberg, attracted a lot of negative attention at the time of their creation, since they were not considered appropriate for a cathedral. Go and see for yourself the chilling beauty of “The Garden of Death”!

DUCK PARK
SORSAPUISTO

Sorsapuisto (The Duck Park, with a cute little pond) is located close to the hostel where you can go to practice, relax, play frisbee, meet with a cute person, etc.

THE MORDOR INN
HOTEL TORNI
Ratapihankatu 43

Want to have an overview of the town? In addition to the view from Pyynikin Näkötorni, we also have Hotelli Torni, very close to the hostel, which is nicely equipped with a Sky Bar! And the whole thing looks like the little cousin of the Eye of Mordor.

No entrance fee, just get in, get up and enjoy the view!

REAL PUBLIC SAUNA
Rajaportin Sauna
Pispalan valtatie 9

The oldest public sauna in Finland. The sauna started its operation in 1906 and is located in Pispalan Valtatie 9, 33250 Tampere.

If you want a calm, historical sauna experience to have something to compare the FiiF Sauna party to, this is a place to go for sure.

"NÄSTY PARK"
NÄSINPUISTO
Näsijärvenkatu

In Näsinpuisto, you get a beautiful sunset over the lake Näsijärvi while enjoying the sight of boats, trains and Särkänniemi amusement park with the majestic Näsinneula Tower in the background.

 

FARMER'S MARKET
Tampereen Kauppahalli –
Hämeenkatu 19

Tampere Market Hall is the biggest market hall in the Nordic countries. A place with charm and vibes from the old days. With lots of shops, cafes, and restaruants, you can go there for a snack or just browse around and peoplewatch.

BLACK SAUSAGE
Mustamakkara
The Pride of Tampere

You usually eat it with lingonberry jam. Black sausage is in the Market Hall, Sokos, and the market squares Laukontori and Tammelantori (the latter is very close to the workshop location!).

BOARD GAME CAFE

Lautapelikahvila Taverna
Puutarhakatu 13

A wide variery of board games (also in English), good food, helpfull staff and a nice atmosphere. Also beer.

THE HOTTEST PLACE IN TOWN
TULLIN SAUNA
Åkerlundinkatu 3

Right across from DreamHostel, and owned and operated by the same folks, is Tampere’s newest Sauna. A modern combination of a Traditional Finnish Sauna and fantastic cuisine.

Guests of DreamHostel can take sauna for 9€ OR 2 for 14€.

BIRD LIBRARY
PÄÄKIRJASTO METSO
Pirkankatu 2

Tampere’s Main library is Metso. It’s a huge library that is shaped like a bird. Inside you’ll find books and computers and people using those to better themselves. 

ANOTHER MALL
KAUPPAKESKUS RATINA
Vuolteenkatu 1

Tampere recently opened a new mall! It’s right next to the old mall, which is about 500m away from the older mall. But still. Exciting!

LOCAL DISCOUNTS

The following restaurants and cafes offer discounts with your FiiF2018 Player Pass.

NEAR THE WORKSHOPS

GOPAL RONGANKATU - Vegetarian & Vegan
ADDRESS: Rongankatu 6

DISCOUNT: -10% Off Food

KUMMA JUNK BAR & LOUNGE - Eurasian Fusion
ADDRESS: Aleksanterinkatu 20

DISCOUNT: -10% off Dinner & Draft Drinks

Vohvelikahvila - Waffles & Coffee
ADDRESS: Ojakatu 2

DISCOUNT: -15% Off Anything

MUUSA - Mediterranean Fusion
ADDRESS: Satakunnankatu 10

DISCOUNT: -10% Off Food Items (Dinner Only)

INEZ - Tapas Bar
ADDRESS: Pellavatehtaankatu 19

DISCOUNT: -15% Off Lunch

NEAR WORKSHOPS & THEATRE

NILE KEBAB - Kebab
ADDRESS: Kyllikinkatu 11

DISCOUNT: -10% Off Everything

KALAKOKIT - Traditional Finnish Fish Dishes
ADDRESS: Kyllikinkatu 9

DISCOUNT: Lunch Prices All Day

MALABADI - Turkish Dishes
ADDRESS: Tammelan Puistokatu 26-28

DISCOUNT: -10% on Seleted Menu Items

– Kebab Rolls
– Turkish Pies
– Chicken Swewer
– Adana Kebab
– Kuzu Sis

CAFE AAMURUSKO - Sandwiches & Coffee
ADDRESS: Tammelan Puistokatu 30

DISCOUNT: -10% Lunch, 1.50€ Coffee

MUIKKUPISTE - Finnish Street Food
ADDRESS: Tammelan Puistokatu in Tammelantori

DISCOUNT: -20% Off Everything

GOPAL TAMMELA - Vegetarian & Vegan
ADDRESS: Ilmarinkatu 16

DISCOUNT: -10% Off Everything

TAPOLA TAMMELA - Blood Sausage

ADDRESS: Pinninkatu 23

DISCOUNT: Blood Sausage Meals

Small 2€ – incl. milk/juice/coffee

Medium 3€ – incl. milk/juice/coffee

Large 4,50€ – incl. milk/juice/coffee

NEAR THE THEATRE

3D CRUSH CAFE - 3D Printing Coffee Shop
ADDRESS: Itsenäisyydenkatu 10

DISCOUNT: 0.50€ Off Selected Menu Items

CAFE MIMOSA - Cafe & Bakery
ADDRESS: Itsenäisyydeknatu 16

DISCOUNT: -10% Off Everything

DADA - Chinese Food
ADDRESS: Itsenäisyydenkatu 15

DISCOUNT: 8.50€ Buffet on Weekdays, 11€ Buffet on Weekend

GASTROPUB KALEVA
ADDRESS: Pellervonkatu 9

DISCOUNT: -15% Off Lunch

CITY CENTER

CAFÉ GOPAL - Vegetarian & Vegan
ADDRESS: Kuninkaankatu 15

DISCOUNT: -10% All Food Except Cakes

DELI 1909 & Wine Bar
ADDRESS: Puutarhakatu 11

DISCOUNT: Bottle of Sparkling Wine for 19.50€

THE BULL - Burgers & More
ADDRESS: Hatanpään Valtatie 4

DISCOUNT: -20% All Normal Priced Burgers

ENSEMBLE CAST LISTS

As well as rehearsal dates, times and locations.

IMPROVVOICESTRA
DIRECTOR
Martina Pavone

REHEARSAL
WEDNESDAY | 10:30-17:30
@ Tammerkosken Koulu

CAST LIST
Anna Haavisto
Ben Verhoeven
Maria Liiger
Patrik Kivinen
Misch Whitaker
Pat Parhiala
Vincent Van Nieuwenhuyze
Anita Marjasalo
Lim Shu Ning

PARALLEL
DIRECTOR
Nick Byrne

REHEARSAL
WEDNESDAY | 10:30-17:30

REHEARSAL LOCATION
@ Tampereen Ylioppilasteatteri

CAST LIST
Jutta Tilvis
Saija Laukka
Jukka Hämäläinen
Juhani Laaksonen
Julia Petäjä
Sami Jukkara
Paul Ziehmer
Shara Tonn
Ric Stewart
Jenni Saaristo

NOIR
DIRECTOR
Kareem Badr

REHEARSAL
THURSDAY | 10:30-17:30
@ Tammerkosken Koulu

CAST LIST
Gael Perry
Dan Seyfried
Julia Petäjä
Thiago Chaves de Oliveira Horta
Reeta Annala
Sami Jukkara
Vincent Van Nieuwenhuyze
Keven Schreiber
Sarah McGillion

DECIBEL
DIRECTOR
Morgan Mansouri

REHEARSALS
WEDNESDAY | 10:30-17:30
@ Tammerkosken Koulu

THURSDAY | 10:30-17:30
@ Tampereen Ylioppilasteatteri

CAST LIST
Michoel Burger
Tuure Pitkänen
Tomas Falemo
Lena Breuer
Claudia Behlendorf
Teemu Meriläinen
Riciu delia
Boris Kashentsev
Samuel Teini

MUSICAL LONGFORM
DIRECTOR
Tom Tollenaere

REHEARSAL
FRIDAY | 10:30-17:30
@ Tammerkosken Koulu

CAST LIST
Timo Koriseva
Janne Lesonen
Michoel Burger
Juho Fröjd
Lena Breuer
Marith Venderbosch
Maarja Korstnik
Riciu Delia
Stefan Andersson
Reetta Niinisalo
Jüri Kreek
Phil Loosley

MAGIC ADVENTURE SCHOOL
DIRECTOR
Kaci Beeler

REHEARSALS
THURSDAY | 10:30-17:30
@ Tammerkosken Koulu

FRIDAY | 10:30-17:30
@ Tampereen Ylioppilasteatteri

CAST LIST
Rebekka Katko
Ulla Oksanen
Annelie Jönsson
Joana Ponder
Nora McLeese
Ando Roots
Paul Ziehmer
Anne Karppanen
Peter Mezey
Jette Britt-Naams
Ilona Natri
Juho Korhonen

FREESTYLE
DIRECTOR
Trent Pancy

REHEARSAL
SATURDAY | 10:30-17:30
@ Tammerkosken Koulu

CAST LIST
Rene Trujillo Rojas
Pasi Ikonen
Monika Ozdarska
Nora McLeese
Paul Ziehmer
Claudia Behlendorf
Lena Breuer
Reetta Niinisalo
Tanel Sirp
Jüri Kreek
Mona Thompson
Ric Stewart

PIXAR
DIRECTOR
Laura Doorneweerd

REHEARSALS
FRIDAY | 10:30-17:30
@ Tammerkosken Koulu

SATURDAY | 10:30-17:30
@ Tampereen Ylioppilasteatteri

CAST LIST
Henri Vainio
Tomas Falemo
Louise Settle
Juhani Laaksonen
Hazel Salminen
Teemu Meriläinen
Sami Jukkara
George Dumitru
Dan Birtas
Kate Limani

FiiF OFF STAGE

Monday to Friday at O’Connell’s Irish Bar

MONDAY

THE IMPROV PLAYGROUND

20:00 – 22:00

TUESDAY

IMPROV KARAOKE

19:00 – 22:00

WEDNESDAY

SHORT FORM JAM

23:30 – 01:00

THURSDAY

LONG FORM JAM

23:30 – 01:00

FRIDAY

FiiF PROJECTS

23:30 – 01:00

OC’S PLAYER MENU

Discounted Menu at O’Connell’s Irish Bar