University of Tampere
The Centre for Practise as Research in Theatre (T7) is a centre of expertise and research at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the University of Tampere and also involves the theatre and drama research and actors’ training at the University of Tampere and the Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

The centre, launched in autumn 2007, is aimed at developing practices related to the artistic, productive and technical operating cultures within theatres. At the same time, university-level research and publications are produced as part of the basic and post-graduate degrees.

Cooperation projects are widely carried out together with theatre education and research as well as professional theatres. Cooperation is regional, national and international.

Projects carried out within the Centre for Practise as Research in Theatre have a direct connection to working life. Project teams involve individual artistic and connecting technical and productive research components. Results and practical innovations produce benefits to theatre professionals, producers and audiences.

The Ministry of Education has granted the University of Tampere with project funding for structural development in 2007-2009. The City of Tampere also finances the operations of the Centre for Practise as Research in Theatre.