Espoo City Theatre, The International Theatre of Finland r, is an Espoo-based visiting theatre that both organises and produces theatre performances. The theatre is governed by Espoo City Theatre Foundation sr.
ESPOO CITY THEATRE’S MISSION
Utilising the power of performing arts, Espoo City Theatre support people to achieve their good life. The theatre fulfils its mission when it produces and brings to stage high-quality domestic and international performing arts productions of diverse genres. The theatre proactively engages in wide-ranging collaborations in the arts and culture sector, and, consistent with its values, acts as a platform enabling connections between people. The theatre is a force for pluralism, and it fosters an ecosystem benefitting all arts.
ESPOO CITY THEATRE’S VALUES
Quality. Quality is woven into each activity undertaken by the theatre. Aiming for high quality is not restricted to artistic output, or to activities related to producing, customer service, or sales, but it is an integral part of all that takes place within the theatre. Improving quality is a key aspect of everyday operation of the theatre.
Creativity. The theatre aims to foster innovation and creativity in all its activities and in every process. Creativity equals curiosity and open-mindedness; it is interest in new phenomena, in newartistic forms, and it is fearlessness. Where necessary, the theatre steps out of its comfort zone. Espoo City Theatre accepts taking considered risks, and even potentially failing.
Closeness. Closeness is connected to respect for all. It is about the way in which the theatre connects with its audiences, and it is also about the theatre as a workplace and a community. Closeness is also about accessibility. In everything it does, Espoo City Theatre is on the side of the people.
Openness. The theatre supports tolerance and views openness as the best way to develop Finnish society.
KEYS TO ESPOO CITY THEATRE’S SUCCESS
Impactful content and meaningful connections.
Visibility, differentiation, and presence.
Topicality and continuous improvement.