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After a full year of enforced closures and crippling restrictions, the Finnish government has still given ZERO financial or other support to amateur and semi-professional theatres. Most theatres will likely not be able to open again until the autumn – and even then, socially distanced seating will continue to halve their income.

Theatres with fixed rental costs – like the NoName Theatre – are now in dire straits. There is already a severe lack of theatre space in Helsinki – and in particular affordable space. As grants for cultural activities are difficult to acquire, many small groups and individuals simply cannot afford to rent a venue and are blocked from realising their cultural projects. The death of one of the few reaming affordable theatres would also mean the death of many performing arts projects for years to come.

Which is why we’re launching a campaign to help the theatre survive until autumn. The campaign will run from 17 March to 16 June 2021 and will be supported by a variety of online events by various theatre companies who use the NoName Theatre. All contributions will go in full to paying the rent on the theatre. So, if you value the rich world of fringe theatre in Finland, please check out the events and give something if you can!

Visit our Holvi store to donate at any time, either for a specific event you have enjoyed or just in general.

 

UPCOMING CAMPAIGN EVENTS

15 April 2021 at 7:30 pm EET via Zoom
Don't Look Back by Liz Dobson – The Finn-Brit Players

24 April 2021 at 7:00 pm EET via Zoom
An Evening with JM Barrie (two one-act plays: Seven Women and The Twelve-Pound Look) – in cooperation with Passport Theatre Company

17, 18 & 19 May 2021 at 7:00 pm EET via Zoom
Strange Season by Ahti Tolvanen – in cooperation with Superior A Theatre

25, 27 & 29 May 2021 at 7:00 pm EETvia Zoom
Running in the Family by Vladislav Nenchev – The Finn-Brit Players

5 June 2021 at 8:30 pm EET via Zoom
Strange Season by Ahti Tolvanen – in cooperation with Superior A Theatre

12 June 2021 at 7:00 pm EET via Zoom
Autumn Teasers (short scenes from two upcoming play, Educating Rita and Small Mouth Sounds) – in cooperation with Passport Theatre Company

PLUS more events TBA throughout the spring and early summer….

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SMALL COLLECTION (PIENKERÄYS) NO. RA/2021/318
Organiser: The Finn-Brit Players Theatrical Society ry
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Purpose: To pay the rent on the NoName Theatre, so that the society can continue with its amateur theatrical activities and develop alternative types of activities, especially digital, during the coronavirus restrictions.

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