Tiff Tian Zhang Appointed Managing Director of Baltic Circle International Theatre Festival

The new Managing Director will start in her position in April.

Political activism and the sharing of observations took centre stage at the Baltic Circle Theatre Festival – the November festival received acclaim for its timely program

The 2023 festival carried the weight of inequality by making space for community and activism. Sharing observations and various forms of listening were highlighted in the festival's exceptionally diverse program, which gathered full audiences.


Helsinki, 23.8.2023 At a time like this when nature’s systems collapse one by one, there’s a war next door, fascists […]

Safer Space Guidelines at Baltic Circle Festival

By entering this event we all agree to respect each other’s physical, mental and emotional boundaries within the space. We […]

Free events at Baltic Circle 2023

This year the festival's free events include clubs, late night lectures, shared listening events, discussions, live streams and an open rehearsal.

Baltic Circle invites audience to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission debate that opens the festival

Baltic Circle opens its 2023 festival with a discussion with the Sámi Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The discussion highlights how the truth affects Finland's identity, what new stories Finland's reconciliation demands, and whose task it is to tell them.

Baltic Circle is looking for volunteers to assist with the 2023 festival

Would you like to peek behind the scenes of an international theatre festival and follow the process of it coming to life? Join our team and come and create the Baltic Circle Theatre Festival with us!

Camille Auer’s Queer Bird Walks in May

Many bird species are currently migrating north, and Helsinki’s wetlands serve as resting places for the travelers. Camille Auer, who […]

rampa associations’ inviting precarious perspectives is Theatre Act of the Year

Inviting precarious perspectives by rampa associations presented at the Baltic Circle Festival in 2022 has been awarded Theater Act of the Year at the Thalia Gala. The piece is part of Baltic Circle's diverse project, Coming Stage, which is funded by Kone Foundation.

Individuality and self-determination were emphasised in the program of the Baltic Circle Theater Festival gathering full audiences

Organised in Helsinki on 18–26 November, the international Theatre Festival Baltic Circle brought together 2900 people for six premieres and several visiting performances. The 2022 festival was the last that Baltic Circle organised as part of Q-teatteri ry. Next year, Baltic Circle will continue working as an independent association.