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Näty – Theatre Arts

LocationKalevantie 4, D wing, 33100 Tampere, Finland
The next entrance examinations will be held in the spring of 2024.

International Platform for Performer Training Conference

10th annual IPPT conference held at Näty on 11th to 14th of January 2024. 

See the photos here:

Frankenstein Complex: Lesson in drama for AI

Teaching and research in Theatre Arts

We are Näty – a community of professionals concerned with actor training and the study of theatre arts in Tampere University.

Our training and reasearch combine artistic, professional and social points of view.


Trainer of versatile artist

In our Degree Programme for Theatre Arts, we provide training and teaching for two classes at a time. This means that student selections take place either every two or three years. 

The starting point of NÄTY’s teaching is an appreciation of the actor as a thinking, creative artist. We see the acting profession as a constantly changing process that gains new forms and changes throughout its life.

Learn more about actor training


Dialogue of art and research

Our entire teaching staff also engages in research. Through research collaboration, we strengthen the dialogue between arts and sciences and make research visible, also outside the university.

Our research orientation is international. We maintain a longstanding partnership with Coventry University, focusing on the research of telepresence in performance training and the performing arts.

Learn more about our research topics

International cooperation

A future actor is a global citizen with the ability to function in diverse cultures and environments, and internationality is what defines NÄTY’s activities. Students are encouraged to implement their own international projects and supported in their participation in international events, such as festivals. Our most important partner is the Norteas network, composed of theatre and drama schools in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Our key partners

Cooperation related to common teaching and artistic activities

Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Collaboration with and memberships in professional organisations

Theatre Info Finland TINFO
Tampere Theatre Festival
Theatre Research Society TeaTS
Suomen Näyttelijäliitto ry

International research and training networks

International Federation for Theatre Research
International Platform for Performer Training

Student and teacher exchange related to the Norteas cooperation network, joint teaching, joint festivals and seminars

Syddansk Musikkonservatorium og Skuespillerskole, Odense
Skuespillerskolen ved Århus Teater, Århus
Statens Scenekunstskole, Copenhagen
Eesti Muusika ja Teatriakadeemia, Tallinn
Tartu Ülikool Viljandi Kultuuriakadeemia, Tarto
Listaháskóli Íslands, Reykjavik
Lietuvos Muzikos Ir Teatro Akademija, Vilnius
Hogskolen i Ostfold, Halden
Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Oslo
Høgskolen i Nord-Trøndelag, Steinkjer
Stockholms dramatiska högskola, Stockholms Konstnärliga Högskola
Teaterhögskolan i Luleå, Luleå
Teaterhögskolan i Malmö, Malmö
Teaterhögskolan vid Göteborgs universitet, Göteborg

Erasmus cooperation

KASK Conservatory, University College Gent

Work experience cooperation with professional theatres

The member theatres of the Association of Finnish Theatres
The member theatres of the Theatre Centre