Circo Aereo & Thomas Monckton: 
The Artist 

Thu 31.8. 18:00
Fri 01.9. 18:00
Sat 02.9. 15:00
Sun 03.9. 15:00

An artist arrives in his studio, ready to prepare a new work of art. He waits for inspiration to strike him. When it eventually does, things don’t proceed quite as the distinguished artist would wish. For him, the everyday is filled with challenges until an eventual chaos is unavoidable, leading towards a color splash ending.

The Artist follows the success of Circo Aereo’s and Thomas Monckton’s previous collaboration, The Pianist, which has proven a smash hit with critics and audiences around the world. Since 2013, it has been performed nearly 300 times in Scandinavia, Canada, New Zealand, France, UK, Netherlands, Australia, Russia, USA… The Pianist was nominated for a Best Performance prize at Edinburgh Fringe festival in 2014.

Like The Pianist, The Artist is co-designed by Sanna Silvennoinen, circus artist, choreographer and director of Circo Aereo, and Thomas Monckton, New Zealand-born, internationally acclaimed circus artist.

“Monckton’s skill is amazing, and his acrobatics with the chandelier are breathtaking.”
Turun Sanomat

“In addition to the delicate play of facial expressions, Monckton’s performance extends to physical comedy that sometimes turns to pure acrobatics.”
Hämeen Sanomat

“Thomas Monckton is a performer to behold. His show is a feast I would love to devour again and again.”
Theatreview New Zealand

The Artist: Thomas Monckton
Direction: Sanna Silvennoinen
Design: Thomas Monckton & Sanna Silvennoinen
Lighting design: Juho Rahijärvi
Sound design: Tuomas Norvio
Costume design: Kati Mantere
Consultant: Eveliina Hämäläinen
Production: Circo Aereo, Ateneum-sali & Helsingin juhlaviikot

Ateneum Hall

Ateneum Hall

Kaivokatu 2

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Ateneum Hall

Kaivokatu 2

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Duration approximately 1 h.
Age recommendation: 5 years

Tickets including service fees starting from: 28 € / 22,50 €


Contact information and opening hours

0600 10 800 (€1,98/min+lnc) or 0600 10 020 (€6,79/call+lnc) (Mon–Sat 8 am – 9 pm, Sun 10 am – 6pm)

Reservations placed through the telephone service can be collected at box office or R-kioski vendors. There are national restrictions when calling to 0600-numbers from outside of Finland. For abroad customers we recommend purchasing tickets online.

Ticket prices include service fees €1–4 depending on the ticket price.


Serial Ticket
– 15 % discount when you buy tickets for at least three different shows in a single purchase
– available via box office and telephone service only

– discount prices for students, conscripts, civilian servicemen, unemployed and under 18’s
– not available for Huvila Festival Tent or partner festivals

Pensioner’s Ticket
– €3 discount for full price tickets
– not available for Huvila Festival Tent or partner festivals

Group Discount
– 10% discount on full price tickets for groups of 10 or more
– available via telephone service and at the box office only

Additional information:

Elisa Helsingin Sanomat Veikkaus
Accenture HOK-Elanto Scandic