Welcome to Kuopio | Kuopio Dance Festival

Kuopio Tanssii ja Soi

Welcome to Kuopio

Kuopio is home to Kuopio Dance Festival

For the last five decades, the festival and the culture of its hometown have developed hand in hand.

We at Kuopio Dance Festival aim to create a more vibrant cityscape through the combination of world class dance art and unforgettable atmosphere. We strive to be a social contributor that unites people from different backgrounds and creates a sense of community and belonging.

Kuopio is located in Eastern Finland in the region of North Savo and it has a population of around 120 000 people. Kuopio is easy to reach from Helsinki and other neighbouring cities. The city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Thus it boasts a beautiful nature, in addition to the high quality of cultural offering.

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Tip for dining and the evening!

Dance Pavilion at the Market Square: here you can enjoy the special festival Menu! The menu is prepared by restaurant Piazza Italia, which is located by the Pavilion. (Kauppakatu 45, Kuopio Market Square)

Open daily 9am-10pm.

Official after party of the festival every day at Pannuhuone Gust. Ranin (Kauppakatu 25) starting from 10pm.

Travel to Kuopio

We recommend to travel by carbon neutral train.

VR - National railways