The history of Theatre Academy

Theatre Academy was founded in 1979 when the Finnish and Swedish theatre academies merged into a single national and bilingual theatre academy. The Central Library of Theatre and Dance became part of the academy at that time.

The birth of Theatre Academy coincided with major reforms and revolutions within the worlds of academia and the arts in the 1960s and 1970s. Dr Timo Kallinen's book Teatterikorkeakoulun synty tells how Theatre Academy evolved from a polytechnic school to a higher education academy.