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Would you like to help us to create, perform and teach? Your contribution – as our Friend, Benefactor or Investor – will play an essential part in fulfilling our mission and keeping up the ambitious level of quality characteristic of our creations and operations in general.

Unlike most other major dance companies in Europe, Tero Saarinen Company cannot rely on public subsidies to keep its operations running; public funding for dance is very limited in Finland. The subsidies Tero Saarinen Company receives from its home country cover less than 30 percent of the Company's over-all budget, while, by contrast, Finnish drama theatres receive approximately 70 per cent of their funding from public bodies. Read more from the Operations and finance -section.

This is why the generosity of private foundations and individuals, as well as the participation of corporate sponsors, are of key importance to us – despite the fact that individual giving is quite rare in Finland and most European countries.

In acknowledgement of your support, we offer you the possibility to join the Tero Saarinen Company community. As our Friend, Benefactor or Investor, you will enjoy unique benefits that give you VIP access to Tero Saarinen Company activities all around the world!


(Donation: €100+ per year)
As a Tero Saarinen Company Friend you will have an early ticket booking benefit to all of our performances in Finland and abroad. You will also hear our latest news, including info on performance dates, tours, workshops and other upcoming events - before the general public.


(Donation: €1000+ per year)
As a Tero Saarinen Company Benefactor, you will enjoy all Friend's benefits plus an invitation to you and your guest to one forthcoming Tero Saarinen Company performance in your home country. In addition, you and your guest are welcome to a Tero Saarinen Company performance, open rehearsal or other behind-the-scenes event at our home stage, The Alexander Theatre, in Helsinki.


(Donation: €10 000+ per year)
As a Tero Saarinen Company Investor you become our partner in realising a major project, for example the production of a new creation, an extensive tour, or the development of our teaching programme.

In addition to receiving all Benefactor's benefits, as a Tero Saarinen Company Investor you and your guests will have complimentary tickets to all Tero Saarinen Company's performances around the world. After performances, you will be invited to informal post-performance dinners, where you can share the evening's experience together with our company members and representatives of the local dance community. With your approval, your investment will be acknowledged by the Company in all appropriate publications and on our website.

We would greatly appreciate your support!

Please contact Managing Director Iiris Autio for further details on how to become our Friend, Benefactor or Investor:

Iiris Autio
Managing Director

Tel: +358 (0) 9 681 31 881
GSM: +358 (0) 40 589 2400


Tero Saarinen Company
Bulevardi 23-27
00180 Helsinki, Finland

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