Jazz in Tampere

Paapan Kapakka

A bit of a Tampere institution, this offers live jazz, blues or swing every evening. The crowd is mostly 30-plus and really gets into it; this can be a special place on a good night.
Live Music in Tampere


This cavernous place, near the train station, is Tampere’s main indoor live-music venue; there are usually several bands playing every week, and big Finnish names regularly swing by for concerts.
Concert Venue in Tampere


Classical concerts are held in this spectacular modern hall. Performances by Tampere Filharmonia (www.tampere.fi/filharmonia) are on Fridays from September to May. In addition to this it puts on regular chamber-musi…
Cinema in Tampere


In the Kehräsaari complex, this shows original-version art-house films daily.
Ice Hockey in Tampere

Ilves & Tappara

Tampere's two ice-hockey teams – Ilves and Tappara – are among Finland's best; the city is generally regarded as the Finnish home of the sport. Hakametsä Ice Stadium, 2km east of the train station, has matches from …