AEIOU is an independent art group founded in 2010 by the puppet director Katja Kähkönen, the sculptor, restorer and art pedagogue Mateja Ocepek, and the puppet animator, director and narrator Katja Povše in collaboration with a psychologist and a number of other artists. Since 2013, the theater has been operating in conjunction with its Finland-based sister group (Vauva- ja taaperoteatteri AEIOU).

AEIOU creates performances of visual and physical theater as well as object theater, with theatrical genres interconnected with other artistic genres. Our work places great emphasis on harmony between content, sound and visual imagery, with all of the elements adapting to the psychological and physical levels of development of the little ones. This interconnectedness of different artistic genres represents the toddlers’ (first) comprehensive contact with the world of art and theater.


Aimut osk, Association of Puppet Creators, H'art, Institute for Art, House of Children and Arts, Dance Theater Ljubljana and VRUM.


City of Tampere, City of Ljubljana - Department of Culture, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, The Arts Promotion Center Finland, The Samuel Huber Foundation, The Alli Paasikivi Foundation, The Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Pyynikki Summer Theater Foundation, The Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation, The Olvi Foundation, The Finnish Embassy in Ljubljana, The Alfred Kordelin Foundation and TelepArt.


City of Tampere: Children’s Cultural Center Rulla & Hiedanranta, Baby Center, Samson Kamnik d. o. o., Kodeljevo Castle Ljubljana, House of Children and Arts, KUD France Prešeren Ljubljana, Krice Krace Kranj, MSUM Ljubljana, Toenperä library, Children’s Cultural Center Verso and City of Jyväskylä.