The Performing Arts Research Centre Tutke and Doctoral Studies at the Theatre Academy

The internationally networked research centre promotes artistic research in performing arts and their pedagogy.


The Performing Arts Research Centre Tutke is responsible for doctoral education and research at Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy. It promotes artistic research on the performing arts and their pedagogy. Research through and in the arts is academic, multi-disciplinary, and community-based. Tutke is a leading centre for artistic research on the performing arts, and its research community is internationally networked.

Find out more about our research

Who we are

Interviewing doctoral candidates

What we offer

Our networks and research events

We are active participants in international research communities, especially in the Nordic countries, as well as domestic research communities. Every other year, our Carpa conference brings together artist-researchers from all over the world.

  • Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts – Carpa

    We host an international conference on artistic research every other year.

Our publication series

Contact information

    • Leena Rouhiainen

    • Professor, Teatterikorkeakoulu, Theatre Academy
    • +358400792093
    • Hanna Westerlund

    • Coordinator, Opetuksen suunnittelupalvelut Teatterikorkeakoulu, Theatre Academy
    • +358504758948
    • Stefano De Luca

    • Coordinator, Opetuksen koordinointipalvelut Teatterikorkeakoulu, Theatre Academy
    • +358503426296