The recently renovated Kuopio City Theater is the largest professional theater in Eastern Finland. The building frequently hosts cultured theatre shows and national musical performances. The theater gives approximately 8 – 10 premieres, and 300 performances each year.
During the summer, you can also watch live performances at the Kuopio Summer theater, a smaller lakeside outdoor theater built in the Rauhalahti camping area. Enthusiastic groups of actors rehearse during the winter and perform their shows at the summer theater, which are often hits with the people of Kuopio.