Hanko Theatre Festival is the largest Swedishspeaking theatre festival in Finland. It takes place annually in the beginning of June and gather theatre visitors and performing artists to Hanko to see the best (mobile) performances of the year. Discussions, planning and development of the Finnish-Swedish performing arts are also parts of the agenda.
The theatre festival is open for all theatre enthusiast and is a meeting point for free groups and institutional theatres, for theatre students and established actors, for critics and audience.
During Hanko Theatre Festival the audience and the performances meet in new ways and in new places. The plays are spread out in the idyllic surroundings of Hanko; in warehouses, halls and harbours, under trees, in boats and in restaurants. The productions often adopt new shapes during the festival, and the audience can choose between plays of different genres and for different target groups, not forgetting spectacles and introductions of newly written plays.