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.
We recommend to get to know the services of our partners:
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.
We recommend to travel by carbon neutral train.