Event accessibility

We aim to organise the festival events in venues that can be accessed with assistive devices so that everyone can participate in the festival whatever their functional capacity or personal characteristics.

On this page, we have compiled information about the accessibility of the festival venues.  We will keep updating this page and are also happy to hear your development ideas related to the accessibility information.

Kuopio City Center and Kuopio Market Square

The streets of Kuopio city center are mainly wheelchair accessible
The Kuopio Market Square is made of cobblestone and moving by wheelchair can be difficult.

Scandic Kuopio, Snellman Hall

Satamakatu 1, Kuopio
Accessible toilet.
Accessible entrance with wheelchair access.
There is an induction loop in the hall.

Kuopio main library

Maaherrankatu 12, Kuopio
Accessible entrance with wheelchair access at the Maaherrankatu and Museokatu street sides.
Automatic doors that open with a button.
Accessible parking at the parking lot on Maaherrankatu street and along Museokatu street.
Accessible toilet in the downstairs lobby and the music department.
The venue has a wheelchair and a walker that visitors can borrow.

Outdoor area and lobby of Kuopio City Theatre

Teatterikuja, Kuopio
Wheelchair access in indoor spaces.
Accessible parking around the theatre.
Accessible toilet indoors.

Kuopio City Hall, banquet hall

Tulliportinkatu 31, Kuopio
An accessible entrance is located in the inner yard. Automatic door.
The banquet hall is located in the 3rd floor. Elevator can fit only 1 wheelchair at a time.
Accessible toilet located in the 2nd floor.

Kuopio Art Museum

Kauppakatu 35, Kuopio
Accessible parking in the inner courtyard of the museum.
An accessible entrance is located in the museum courtyard, which can be reached from the side of Kauppakatu street. Press the buzzer next to the entrance to prompt the staff to open the door.
Accessible toilet.
There is an induction loop at the venue.
The venue has a wheelchair that visitors can borrow.
Assistance dogs are welcome. You can borrow a water bowl for your assistance dog at the venue.


Pohjolankatu 1, Kuopio
Accessible entrance.
Accessible toilet near the entrance.
Parking around the entrance.
The floor in the space is not even. There is a loud echo in the space.

Kulttuuriareena 44

Kauppakatu 44, Kuopio
Accessible toilet.
Accessible entrance.
Cars can be briefly parked directly in front of the entrance.

ITAK stage

Suokatu 42, Kuopio
Accessible entrance (main entrance). The staff will open the accessible entrance to the performance space when needed.
Accessible parking on the Kuopio kansalaisopisto parking area accross the street (Suokatu).
Accessible toilet in the lobby.

Worn World Atelier

Tulliportinkatu 33, Kuopio
Wide entrance, no automatic doors. Small threshold (appr. 2cm) at the entrance.
No accessible toilet in the space.

Haminalahti village house

Länsirannantie 135, Kuopio
No accessible entrance to the venue.
No accessible toilet at the venue.
Visitors are taken to the venue by bus.

Galleria Ars Libera

Maaherrankatu 3, Kuopio
No accessible entrance to the venue.
No accessible toilet at the venue.