Hämeenkadun Appro 2023

Finland’s biggest and most beautiful student event in Tampere once again on October 12, 2023.

Tickets are sold out for this year!


The Event

Finland’s biggest and most beautiful student event, Hämeenkatu Appro, has been organized since 1982. The event attracts over 12,000 university students from all over Finland to Tampere annually. The event consists of the event area at Keskustori (Central Square), an appro tour, and afterparties.

During Hämeenkatu Appro, the participants are supposed to visit predetermined bars, restaurants, and other venues in the city center of Tampere and collect stamps in their appro passes. After collecting the required number of stamps, participants earn a degree corresponding to the number of stamps collected in your pass.

The Schedule

General Schedule

  • 12:00-15:30 Map exchange at Bar Passion
  • 16:00-22:00 Event area at Central Square (Keskustori) open
  • 16:00-18:00 Map exchange at event area (Keskustori)
  • 16:00-18:00 Departures every 30 minutes
  • 19:00 Finish line opens
  • 21:00 Afterparty opens
  • 23:00 Finish line for the pub crawl closes
  • 00:00 Nokia Arena after-party artist showtime (Gettomasa)
  • 00:30 Bar after-party artists showtime (Isac Elliot, Anssi Kela, Teflon Brothers)

Nokia Arena schedule

  • 21:00 Nokea Arena after-party opens
  • 21:00-03:00 Tavastia’s Saturday Disco at Eventum
  • 22:00 Windows95man on the main stage
  • 00:00 Gettomasa on the main stage
  • 03:00 Arena after-party ends

Bar After-parties schedule

  • 21:00 After-parties opens
  • 00:30 Artist showtime
  • 00:30 It’s possible to buy a ticket at the door if there is space in the bar (15€)
  • 04:00 Closing time

Nokia Arena -info


At Nokia Arena’s afterparty, there are various activities to enjoy! In addition to the artists, you can buy food and drinks, dance at Eventum’s Finnish disco, sing at Jes!Box karaoke, or get a glitter tattoo!

At Nokia Arena, cash is not accepted!

Bring along:
After-party ticket

  • The ticket can be a mobile ticket or a paper ticket – the ticket’s QR code serves as entry, and there is no wristband for Nokia Arena. Please ensure that your mobile device has enough battery to display the ticket


  • The event is for individuals aged 18 and over. Identification will be checked for everyone attending the after-party. The name on the identification does not need to match the name on the after-party ticket.

Do not bring to the Arena:
Your own drinks or food

  • all personal drinks and food found during security checks will be removed, including from backpacks.
  • Do not bring metal bottles, glass products, portable speakers, sharp objects, or products containing compressed gas.
  • Please avoid bringing backpacks or large bags: All individuals with backpacks will be directed to their own cloakroom queue.

PERMANTO TICKET (standing area)
Entrance B
Same cloakroom with or without a backpack

  • With PERMANTO tickets, you have free access to the standing area. Restrooms and a bar counter are available in the standing area.
  • With a ticket, you have access to the standing area, Eventum, open walkways on the first and third floors, and the seating area (katsomo) if there is space in the seating area.


When you arrive at the standing area, you’ll scan your ticket at the ticket gate.

When you exit the standing area, our staff will scan your ticket.

This is important when leaving the standing area so you can re-enter through the ticket gates.

This practice will continue until Gettomas’s performance is over and the standing area is open to everyone.

KATSOMO TICKET  (seating area)
Entrance A
without a backpack
A separate entrance between A and B for those with backpacks

  • Access to the KATSOMO (seating area) is based on the block specified on the ticket. Movement between blocks is allowed if there is space in other blocks.
  • With a seating ticket, you have access to the seating area, Eventum, open walkways on the first and third floors. After the main performance, you can also access the standing area if there is space.


After Gettomas’s performance, all tickets grant free access to all areas of the event if space is available.


Bring along

  • Clothing according to the weather
  • Water bottle
  • Leave big backbags at home. The cloack room in the after parties is meant for coats only.


Transportation on Appro day

  • The City Center is easy to reach with public transportation. Routes and scheduless can be found here:
  • The walk from railway station and from bus station to City Center is fairly short.
  • During the event, transportation must happen on foot.

City Center

City Center

Event area at Keskustori works as the center of the event.



The activities in City Center are available for Appro participants from the beginning of event until the after parties start. In the previous years City Center has offered you for example the possibility to bungee jump, participate in fun competitions on our partners’ stands, enjoy silent disco and approlounge. 


Academic Performance


The academic degrees have to be accomplished in correct order and you get the next degree badge by proving the previous degree with the badge attached to your overalls. You get a stamp in your crawl map by having the official Hämeenkadun Appro drinks or foods or by participating in event partners’ activities. The pub crawl is possible to accomplish without alcohol. The time to complete the degree is 4 hours and it starts at the time marked in the map and stops at the finish line. (Tohtori and Emeritus candidates have 5 hours) Transition between bars must be by foot.  


The Academic Degrees

The degrees have to be accomplished in correct order and they require following number of stamps. 

  •  Approbatur 7 
  • Cum Laude 9 
  • Laudatur 12 
  • Tohtori 15 
  • Emeritus (after two Tohtori badges) 15 


Appro Partners

You can get stamps from participating bars, restaurants and company stands. You can only get one stamp per one place. For Tohtori and Emeritus candidates the limit is two stamps per place. Participating bars and restaurants are tagged in the map and you can find Virallinen suorituspaikka-poster in all of them.



The Afterparties

The After Party of Hämeenkadun Appro will feature the top artists of Finland and a exquisite experience. You will not want to miss this!

Gettomasa – Nokia Arena
Isac Elliot – Ilona
Anssi Kela – Tavara-asema
Teflon Brothers – Ranta & Poro

The Artists

The after parties include awesome front row artists and there will be something for everyone!

Isac Elliot
Anssi Kela
Teflon Brothers