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The student theatre of Oulu (OYT) was founded in 1963 by a group of students. The theatre didn't have its own premises until 1992. Since then OYT has been located in Culturehouse Valve, former Nuku.

OYT has performed many different kinds of theatre plays throughout its history, from horror to children plays. In last ten years OYT has produced approximately 4 plays a year. OYT also organizes courses for its members and acts actively in the Oulu culture field in general. Almost every week we receive an e-mail or a phone call in which different organizations ask if members of OYT would be interested in participating in different happenings like film shooting, improvisation performances, festivals, parties etc.


What can you do in OYT?

If you want to act, direct or write, OYT is the place for you. OYT also needs people who are interested in graphic design, sound and light technics, costume design, make-up design, set design etc. OYT is a theatre where you can easily try new things and express yourself.

If you'd like to direct a play, suggest it to us! It doesn´t matter whether you have experience or not. The play propositions should include a directing plan, a budget and a script. The board of OYT chooses the plays that will be producted. For more information contact the OYT office.


How to join?

The student theatre of Oulu takes new members every fall through a group orientation called  Tuoretiski. In Tuoretiski people are divided in small groups and each group creates their own short play which includes acting, writing, framing, lightning, sound engineering, make-up, costumes etc.

If you are interested in joining OYT and the next autumn seems too far away, you can contact the OYT board or the office. New members can also be taken in straight through a project.


Member benefits

- Free or very cheap access to the plays of OYT

- Free access to the puppet theatre Akseli Klonk (festival performances not included)

- Tickets to the Oulu city theatre at reduced price (guest performances not included)

- Tickets to the Oulun Työväen Näyttämö at reduced price

- Free or very cheap transportation to the student theatre festival


Contact information

Oulun Ylioppilasteatteri office
Hallituskatu 7
044 558 4756

Open Tue - Wed 11.00 - 17:00, Thu - Fri 09:00 - 15:00


Tickets can be bought at Valve ticket office on Wed-Sun between 12pm-7pm. You can also reserve tickets by phone 08 - 5584 7575. Ticket prices: 15 € / 10 € (reduced price to children, students, unemployed and pensioners).