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The Finnish National Ballet and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra.

Date 06.10.2023 19.00

VenueTampere Hall, Main Auditorium

Performances and Tickets

The Finnish National Ballet and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra’s Swan Lake ballet blends Tchaikovsky’s magnificent music and a beautiful, iconic visual world.

Fri Oct 6th 2023 at 7 pm
Sat Oct 7th 2023 at 2 pm
Sat Oct 7th 2023 at 7 pm

The event is sold out.

Tickets 68/58/48 €
Pensioners 62/52/42 €
Students and young people (ages from 14 to 16 years) 45 €
Children (ages up to 13 years) 35 €

The performance is approximately 3 hours long (incl. 2 intervals).

The performance is recommended for viewers over 7 years of age.


A new take on the legendary ballet, Swan Lake, that will enrapture even the most seasoned ballet goers.

Swan Lake is the most widely recognised ballet in the world, blending Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s magnificent music and an iconically beautiful visual world. Top choreographer David McAllister’s new choreography, made in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Finnish National Ballet, will slip the confines of the Opera House in Töölö for the first time for a performance in Tampere.

The stage of Tampere Hall’s Main Auditorium will host the full performance, complete with sets and costumes transported from Helsinki. The music will be played by the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. The cast for the performance will be published at a later date.

“Visiting ballet acts are an important tradition for Tampere Hall and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a fantastic opportunity to bring some of the best dance art out there to Tampere in the form of ballet. We are extremely pleased to see our collaboration with the Finnish National Ballet continue,” says Tampere Hall’s Business Director Suvi Leinonen.

Swan Lake tells a familiar tale of the princess of a distant land, Odette, who has been kidnapped and turned into a swan by the evil sorcerer Rothbart. Swan Lake has a long history at the Finnish National Ballet, which chose it as its first performance one hundred years ago. ‘Finnishness’ has been in fact a source of inspiration in McAllister’s version, which is deeply rooted in the classical ballet tradition.

Choreography David McAllister
Conductor Benjamin Pope
Music Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Sets and costumes Gabriela Týlešová
Lighting Kalle Ropponen
Cast Finnish National Ballet
Music performed by Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra

Details are subject to change.

Production by Tampere Hall, in collaboration with Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra

Courtyard by Marriott Tampere City, Visit Tampere Laura Vanzo
Kuva: Laura Vanzo, Visit Tampere

Complement your experience by staying under the same roof

The Courtyard Tampere City hotel, attached to Tampere Hall, offers the perfect experience. When you book accommodation for your visit through us, you get partner rates. Welcome to enjoy yourself!

Photo: Laura Vanzo, Visit Tampere


If your party includes 10 or more people
you can ask for a group offer:
tel. 03 243 4501 (Mon to Fri from 10 am to 4 pm)