Baltic House is home to one of Europe’s major theatre festivals. Founded in 1991 and held annually, Baltic House International Theatre Festival became the first such event in Russian history. Following its initial success, the theatre was renamed after the festival that same year. In 2008, Baltic House International Theatre Festival received an honourable UNESCO prize.
Every year, Baltic House International Theatre Festival’s playbill includes productions – many of them premieres – by the leading European theatre directors. Some of them are well-known in Russia. While others are first introduced to the local public by our festival.
Over the years, recognised masters of European theatre presented their works at the Baltic House Festival, among them Eimuntas Nekrošius, Rimas Tuminas, Oskaras Koršunovas, Luk Perceval, Silviu Purcarete, Ivo van Hove, Kama Ginkas, Lev Dodin, Yuri Lyubimov, Krystian Lupa, Christoph Marthaler, Elmo Nüganen, Thomas Ostermeier, Robert Sturua, Kristian Smeds, Valery Fokin, Alvis Hermanis and many others.
Pohjoisranta 11, Pori, Finland
Pori Theatre Festival Lain§uojattomat (Outlaw§) for independent theatre companies is held every year in the city of Pori.
The festival is primarily a showcase for the Finnish independent theatre scene. Lain§uojattomat gathers together high-quality performances with interesting topics and bold, uncompromising expression. There are performances for different age groups including adults, children and youth.
Thespo is a Youth Theatre Movement that SHOWCASES, TRAINS, COLLABORATES and CELEBRATES to create a GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF YOUNG THEATRE PROFESSIONALS.
Thespo (Started in 1999) is a platform for any and every young person under 25 who is interested in any and all aspects of theatre. Except for the age limit, Thespo firmly believes in including youth from all parts of the world, all fields, all language groups and all art forms who share a love for theatre. Over the years Thespo has showcased the best of youth theatre from across the country in the form of full length plays, platform performances, play readings, devised performances and much more. Theatre stalwarts and practitioners from around the globe have collaborated with young emerging artists in India to create unique and memorable performances. Regular workshops covering various aspects of theatre have ensured access to professional training in the field.
The idea of this annual festival is to create a space of multicultural dialogue through the presentation of varieties of contemporary theatre and dramaturgy of European countries. The festival is intended to be a platform for meetings of professionals and theatre lovers, and is guided by the mission of broadly defined integration of European culture and the theatre community. But most importantly, it gives viewers of the city and region the opportunity to learn about important performances.
This festival has no main theme. Instead of inventing it and looking for spectacles compatible with it, the organizers chose performances that they like and which seem important to them.
Mittelfest represents the most significant artistic focal point in Central Europe. It brings together the artistic ideas originated in this creatively potent European area together with the culture of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The rich local culture and the diversity of the Italian culture as the whole are also enriched by two dozens ethnic minority cultures here. As the major logistical route and touristic region, this area is also a platform for a meeting and exchange of the cultural forces from Poland and Germany to the south of Italy and Albania and from Romania and Serbia to Switzerland. Clearly, Mittelfest goes often beyond these areas too. Creating common ground for European identity; open-mindedness; international spirit; consideration for local culture; European values; sensitivity for human rights and freedom of expression; dialogue; curiosity; surprise; joy; sense for adventure and creative energy are the basic values of Mittelfest.
The Ashtar Youth Theatre International Festival takes place every two years at Ashtar Theatre in Palestine. A dynamic Palestinian Theatre with a progressive global perspective. Aims to promote creativity and commitment for change through a novel combination of speciﬁc training and acting programs and services and professional theatre performances. ASHTAR is a non-proﬁt theatre organization that was established in 1991 as the ﬁrst theatre training organization for youth in Palestine. One of ASHTAR’s pioneering specialties is a highly successful genre known as Forum Theatre. The purpose of Forum Theatre is to promote a more active dialogue and commitment for change within the society. ASHTAR’s core troupe of professional actors performs several high quality plays during the year introducing new theatre forms in Palestine. Increased cooperation with internationally known actors and directors ensure continuous professional development of the team, students and the wider theatre community as well as improve the entertainment culture in Palestine.
THE KO FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE, is a festival of ideas — where the only certainty is surprise. Our performances value diversity, authenticity, and are curated to incite curiosity and to provoke compelling conversations with global, national local, and personal resonances.
Each summer we present 5 weeks of original, devised work. The season is curated on a theme and lively discussions follow the performances and provide opportunities for civic dialogue. We also offer a Story Slam, and often the METTAWEE RIVER THEATER COMPANY’s all-ages outdoor event with masks, puppets & live music plus:
*A unique array of 6-day workshops
*Facilitated discussions and lobby displays that contextualize the ideas presented in each piece in an effort to engender inter-audience/artist exchange.
*Rehearsal residencies where individual artists or ensembles can develop new work
*Internships for college students and young theater professionals, and adult theater-makers wanting to recharge and retrain.
*We often include an interactive installation so that all may contribute to the thematic thinking.
This six day festival showcases Black Theatre companies from the United States and abroad.
Hosted by The Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, the La MaMa Spoleto Open is curated by La MaMa Umbria International, artistic residence, study and production center founded in 1990 by Ellen Stewart, founder and former artistic director of La MaMa Theatre in New York. This event aims at give support and visibility to emerging artists from all over the world. The 2019 Program includes several shows, mostly interdisciplinary, with the participation of artists of different nationalities.
Since 1947 the Holland Festival is the leading international performing arts festival in the Netherlands. The festival offers a broad scope of international performing arts with a mix of performances and concerts from all corners of the world. The festival features established names as well as new talent, showing innovation in art and exploring new types of venue and forms of theatre. The Holland Festival’s tradition of innovation is further expanded by opening the festival up, for instance by staging performances, concerts and events in public spaces.
The Festival takes place in the Vittoriale degli Italiani amphitheater, in a context rich in history, and in its wonderful park, elected in 2012 “ Most beautiful park in Italy ”. A place suspended between art, culture, nature and beauty.
The Canoe Stories Festival and the Return of the Canoes Opening Event are activities and events highlighting expressions of culture and relationships to the Lands and Waters through the Indigenous art, architecture, and engineering of the vessels that move, carry, and connected us through our landscapes, earthly and spiritual.
Adelaide Cabaret Festival is an annual festival commencing on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend each June.
Established in 2001 and the biggest cabaret festival in the world, Adelaide Festival Centre’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival is a major event in the international and Australian arts calendar.
The festival has garnered a reputation of highlighting the best local, national and international artists through an eclectic program of classic and contemporary cabaret performances.
Cork Midsummer Festival is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival that uses the city as its backdrop and inspiration. It provides high-quality arts events, both national and international, for audiences of all ages. Its program provides opportunities for significant public participation and engagement, supports the development of emerging artists across all art forms, and provides a unique platform for work by local and national artists.
The Isnard Azevedo Festival, sponsored by Florianopolis City Hall, through the Municipal Secretariat of Culture, Sport and Youth and the Florianópolis Cultural Foundation of Franklin Cascaes, is a show of theatrical diversity with the participation of 53 theater groups from six Brazilian states and two international theater that includes theatrical performances of children’s theater shows, children’s theater, adult theater, street theater and circus-theater of the most varied genres and formats.
Brave Festival – the festival of the brave, of the people who say where they are from, what their values are, traditions and spirituality. This is not a festival about works of art but about the art which can save and protect thousands of forgotten, abandoned, lonely cultures and people.
Our mission is to bring together children from all over the world in an atmosphere of friendship and respect for each other’s cultures. We do so by joining together children in artistic experiences aimed to inspire them to imagine a better future for themselves and their communities and provide them with tools to help realize their aspirations.
International Theatre Festival KONTAKT has been organized by Wilam Horzyca Theater since 1991. KONTAKT enabled to review and promote the most interesting theatrical events from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and their confrontation with theatres from Western Europe KONTAKT became a mediator of multinational, sometimes uneasy agreements in the new reality.
As part of the KONTAKT, accompanying events are held – art exhibitions, film projections and concerts. The performances are accompanied by meetings with artists, which are a very important element of the festival. The festival KONTAKT is a competition, the participating performances are assessed by an international jury which awards three top festival prizes. There is also the possibility of funding awards by individuals, institutions and companies.
The Cena Brasil International festival emerges in the Brazilian cultural and artistic scene as a great instrument of promotion and dissemination of the performing arts. In addition to being a theater show, Cena Brasil is committed to strengthening the Brazilian theatrical context, establishing a rich exchange between national and international theater companies, providing a rich exchange of experiences among artists during their residency through workshops and lectures that they minister and participate in.
In 2012, in celebration of the 5 years of existence of the In-Scene Theater Group, the 1st edition of Festto was held and has since been followed by annual editions, currently consolidated as part of the cultural calendar in the region.
The Association of ”The Theatre of Black and White” in Imatra has been organizing The International Black and White Theatre Festival since year 2004. Right since that time Black and White Theatre Festival has become well-known event for many people of the world. At the festival we could see the performing of different theatres from 46 countries, so far more than 250 shows and performances. For 16 years, Black and White Theatre Festival has presented a huge variety of different styles: dance theatre, ballet, pantomime, circus, traditional drama, opera, puppet theatre and street performing. The purpose of the festival is – to represent the international theatre in all its manifestation and genres.
A playwright based conference based in Valdez, AK.
Produced by Dell’Arte International in Blue Lake, CA, this month-long festival includes mainstage theatre, cabaret, music, storytelling, and original work.
The Festival mainly features the work of the Dell’Arte Company, and includes a one-week music festival hosted by the Humboldt Folklife Society. An outdoor theatre seating 400, an indoor theatre seating 114, and a gospel tent are the three venues of this festival.
Hijinx Academy (learning disabled actor trainees) work with leading companies eg Spymonkey, Punchdruk etc to create a key component for the festival. They are joined by leading disability-led work from across the world. There is also a participatory programme.
Tramway’s Unlimited Festival showcases exceptional work by disabled artists. Like Southbank Centre’s Unlimited Festival, it programmes work funded by the Unlimited commissioning programme. Tramway’s Unlimited places a focus on programming Scottish disabled artists alongside international work.
Inclusive dance company BewegGrund has been hosting a biennial dance festival since its inception in 1998. BewegGrund stands for equal rights, for self-determination, equal opportunities and integration: its goal is the self-evident participation of disabled and non-disabled people in cultural projects.
Skånes Dansteater works continuously with developing dance as an art form. Every year it presents a festival or conference programme on a relevant theme which opens up to varying perspectives relating to dance.
L’Altre Festival is an International cultural event that takes place in Barcelona. It connects Performing Arts and Mental Health and seeks to involve, promote and exhibit Performing Arts among people with mental illness. Moreover, the Festival focuses on three specific objectives: performing arts and creation of companies as a rehabilitation tool for people with mental illnesses; the fight against the stigma associated with mental health; and contribution to the creation and enrichment of popular culture.
Fuori Posto, FESTIVAL DI TEATRI AL LIMITE is a festival that chooses to offer its shows only in places out of place: markets, squares, metro, galleries, monuments, cultural centers. Out of place is a festival that approaches the public until it becomes part of the work. The Fuori Posto festival tells stories that make the “difference”, proposes shows that reflect on social issues: such as disability, homosexuality, environment. The festival is organised by integrated theatre company Fuori ConTesto.
Since 1997, the festival “From near nobody is normal” animates the Milan summer evenings. The former psychiatric hospital, as an emblem of exclusion, has become a public square of sociality and culture, a strong sign that even in the suburbs it is possible to have a public life full of quality, accessible events.
Culture From the Edge is an international festival for theater groups in which people with disabilities are artistically active.
The non-profit association Integrative Kulturarbeit was founded in 2005 in Linz / Upper Austria with the aim of promoting the art of people with disabilities and making it accessible to the general public in as comprehensive a form as possible.
Based on the global interest and Chuncheon city’s support, Chuncheon’s representative theatrical company ‘Hyunsung’ was participated in the Swiss International Theater Festival in 1986, the India Theater Olympiad in 1989, the AACT International Theater Festival in 1990, and the All Japan Amateur Theater Festival in 1990. Since the Chuncheon International Theater Festival, it has been held every three years and has been held annually since 2002.
Since 2016, the Chuncheon International Theater Festival has changed its name to Chuncheon Theater Festival.
Dance, theatre, music, performing art and visual art are all represented in this mix and audiences flock to these popular shows that include the work of the Standard Bank Young Artists. The Main Programme features international work as well as brand-new work from South Africa’s top talent.
Every summer we invite the most exciting downtown companies to present their latest projects in an environment of generosity, dialogue, and inspiration. Ice Factory is a place where artists can take risks, try out new ideas, and bring their projects to a new level.
Plays introduced in Ice Factory have gone on to garner Drama Desk nominations, Obie Awards, Audience First Awards in Edinburgh, Off-Broadway productions, commercial runs, and national and international tours.
The annual Bard SummerScape festival features seven weeks of world-class opera, theater, dance, cabaret, film, and music.
Chinese opera evolves gradually over time as an ancient art form and generations of consummate artists have contributed enormously to its development. In the previous editions, the Chinese Opera Festival (COF) has the privilege of working together with distinguished performers to bring the best of Chinese opera to the local stage. With our mission in mind we continue to bring quality programmes from different parts of China for audience appreciation.
The International Bodrum Dance Festival fest is one of the biggest dance festivals in Europe.
In 2018, the festival started to be celebrated as four international festivals, namely Folk Dance, Modern Dance, WDSF Bodrum Open and Latin Dance.
When the Montpellier Danse Festival was created in July 1981, it arose from a double will. On the one hand that of Georges Freche, new mayor of a city he shakes vigorously to make a metropolis shining in the present. On the other hand that of Dominique Bagouet, just installed in this city, to create a choreographic Center in line with the no less vigorous decentralization of choreographic life driven by the public authorities. The entire development of Montpellier Danse is conceived in this dual principle of origin: this manifestation is pegged to the bubbling movement of the New Dance (and its extensions), while maintaining a fidelity clearly assumed to a political project.
Dance, theater, concerts, performances, cinema, meetings and parties are on the program of Festival de Marseille which will unfold in the city. The Festival brings together public and artists from elsewhere and from here and plays with the city in its plurality and diversity. Hybrid, festive, traveler and connected to the world, the Festival lives to the rhythm and image of Marseille.
A 24-day trip to which you are invited, alongside more than 50 artists. White cards, musical and performative courses in 10 atypical venues of the metropolis, new creations, theatre, dance, performances, surprises, 15 free concerts.
A low-fi, High Concept, multidisciplinary, solo performance Festival, Challenging the boundaries of storytelling since 2018
ANT Fest is our annual, month-long festival of All New Talent showcasing new work from New York’s most adventurous emerging artists. Every June, Ars Nova throws open our doors to the next wave of pioneering theater, comedy, music and hybrid theater-makers who fill our stage with their most dynamic ideas.
Since 1992, this trailblazing summer festival sizzles with over 100 artists presenting queer theater, dance, music, literature, puppetry, comedy, and homoeroticism for the whole family! The longest-running annual LGBTQ+ festival in the world, HOT! has been a pioneer of queer arts and culture for 27 years.
Hangö teaterträff is an annual festival where performing arts are presented, experienced, discussed and developed. The festival is one of the main events within the Swedish-language theatre of Finland, connecting the local, international, traditional and experimental. A gathering of performing arts in the small town of Hanko in the unique archipelago of the southernmost point of mainland Finland.
URB is an annual urban art and culture festival that presents the influence of ever-changing urban and youth culture on different forms of contemporary art. The festival is produced by Kiasma Theatre.
URB makes space for incompleteness, enables experiment and connects communities, artists and actors. The festival events spread out from the museum and the black box to various urban spaces, asking to whom and on what terms urban art can exist.
International Theatre Festival hosted by Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava
For 16 years, Black and White Theatre Festival has presented a huge variety of different styles: dance theatre, ballet, pantomime, circus, traditional drama, opera, puppet theatre and street performing. The purpose of the festival is – to represent the international theatre in all its manifestation and genres.
Silence Festival gathers the most interesting performances and artists from Finland and abroad to Lapland. The multidisciplinary program of art and culture is spread in and around Kaukonen village. At the Silence Festival you will experience art, beautiful nature and a very special atmosphere.
The Varna Summer International Theatre Festival is the major international theatre event in Bulgaria. It takes place each year in the beginning of June in the city of Varna at the Black Sea coast. The festival is organized by ViaFest Foundation and is supported by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Varna in constant partnership with Bulgarian Theatre Association and Union of Bulgarian Actors.
In 2002, the Festival was renamed the National Arts Festival, and is now an independent Section 21 company that has an unrivalled reputation as the leading African showcase of local and international creativity.Spread over 11 days and across 90-odd different venues in Makhanda, the Festival enjoys strong participation from artists from all of South Africa’s nine provinces as well as a number of international artists and audiences visiting South Africa.
Kunstenfestivaldesarts is an international arts festival dedicated to contemporary theatre, performance and dance. It occasionally also opens itself to film and visual arts. It is the live character of these disciplines that brings them all together. The festival explores hybrid and unconventional forms, and always addresses these fundamental questions: what can live on stage mean today? Who is represented? And who’s watching, who’s experiencing this live moment?
Founded in 1985 by Marie-Hélène Falcon and Jacques Vézina, the Theatre Festival of the Americas became in 2007 the Festival TransAmériques, an annual event co-directed by artistic director Martin Faucher and administrative director David Lavoie.
The PuSh Festival expands the horizons of Vancouver artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling and original. The Festival showcases acclaimed international, Canadian and local artists and mixes them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates the industry and forges productive relationships around the globe.
A heady mix of theatre, comedy, music, dance, storytelling and good times at venues across the Malá Strana district of Prague – the annual Fringe Festival extravaganza is an experience you will never forget.
Taking place annually in May, Prague Fringe is a nine-day performance festival showcasing the work of hundreds of artists from all over the globe in a variety of traditional, and some not-so-traditional(!), venues in the historical centre of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Each year over 200 performances of around 40 different shows are on offer, running from late afternoon into the night.
Each year, the Theatertreffen brings remarkable productions from the German-language region as well as the works of emerging artists to Berlin. What are the topics, aesthetics and focus points informing the theatre today? Together with artists, scholars, journalists and – of course – the audience, the festival looks at both the status quo and the future ahead of us.
MACH 33 fosters compelling conversations about scientific, mathematical, and technological questions by staging readings of new, unpublished plays by Los Angeles-area and Caltech/JPL playwrights. The plays in the festival offer stories that capture our imagination and ignite our curiosity about science.
PlayFest is a community performance festival held on selected evenings during the Conference in various locations across Omaha. PlayFest examines how theatre is produced, its connection to society and what new designs are possible. Performances take on a variety of forms from devised theatre and movement work created by local and national artists, to full-length plays highlighting the work of honored and featured guests, to Neighborhood Tapestries, a celebration of local stories, music, art and community. The goal of PlayFest is to paint a diverse and vibrant portrait of the city, create a chance for friends and neighbors to interact, and be a catalyst for a dialogue within the community about the stories that affect our lives.
Ball State University’s College of Fine Arts and Department of Theatre and Dance, in association with the Discovery Ball State Women’s Fund and the Provost Immersive Learning Initiative, are looking for unpublished musical theatre and play writers and their works to be presented as part of the DISCOVERY NEW THEATRE FESTIVAL. Submissions of new musicals and plays are examined and screened by students until a final selection is made. Those remaining productions are presented at the Summer Festivals as staged readings performed by Ball State students and professional artists are adjudicated by industry professionals. One selected production is performed as part of Ball State University’s season and as a full entry into the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival.
Nová dráma/New Drama is different every year. To program it anew forces the organizers to listen carefully, to follow European trends and to harmonize them with Slovak particularities. The aim is to model a festival that will always surprise and, perhaps most of all, confirm the meaningfulness of presenting and promoting new Slovak drama.
The festival has steadily grown in size and reputation since 2014, when it cleared out the abandoned Market Street vaults to run a 9-day arts festival focused on showcasing local creative talent. In 2015 the festival moved to a hidden courtyard behind Kings’ Stables Road, and returned to the same site in 2016, attracting over 12,000 visitors to experience a wealth of art, poetry, theatre, cinema, dance and music.
Inspired by the format in which Tennessee Williams and Eugene O’Neill honed their craft, EST held its first Marathon in 1977. Praised by critics and beloved by audiences, it launched an industry-wide revival of the short play form and broke new ground by putting new and established writers together on one stage.
Following in the footsteps of Brighton, London and of course Edinburgh, Cardiff will enjoy an annual shot of affordable theatrical delight from both new and established theatre companies, held in a range of local venues.
The Taipei Arts Festival continues to be in this city, bringing together the creativity of outstanding artists from home and abroad, inviting citizens to participate together, presenting themselves with art, embracing differences with dialogue, presenting Taipei’s characteristics and vitality, connecting the world. The cultural landscape of the city.
Seoul Fringe Festival believes that arts connect people. Support us in our effort to connect artists and citizens, so that more artists can create and more people can enjoy art. When you support Fringe, you advocate freedom of expression.
The one and only international theatre festival in Colombo.
The main goal of “Maskarada” is to discover the variety of masks which contemporary theatres put on. The festival provides performances for children and adults, workshops, and plenary sessions.
t is one of the biggest theater festival in China, and also the first international theater festival for children which is held outdoor. Every year, it invites more than 15 famous theater groups from all over the world to participate and celebrate this festival together. It encourages show without verbal language.
Created in 1978, FITEI – Festival Internacional de Teatro de Expressão Ibérica is Portugal’s oldest theatre festival – a reference in its domain and a recognised award-winning event. For nearly 40 years that the festival promotes theatre and performing arts; and enhances creative and collaborative bridges between Portugal and the Ibero-speaking world (Spain, Latin America, African Portuguese-speaking countries).
International artists are programmed alongside local performers. Performances are often followed by Q&A sessions and the festival also organizes parallel events such as seminars, workshops and exhibitions, which allows the exchange of good practices, promotes networking between artists with different backgrounds and brings audiences closer to both artists and a cultural organization, thus enhances their sense of belongs to a project strongly rooted in the local performing arts scene.
Through each edition of the festival, our mission is to promote the best of international and national contemporary theatrical creation and be Quebec City’s big celebration of theatre.
Being both a festival and a producer, the Carrefour international de théâtre is a meeting point for artists, arts professionals and the public. We work in close collaboration with the theatre community by being a complement and a partner in making theatre and creation thrive.
Focussed on theatre, the Carrefour’s choices are surfing the flow of today’s trends in contemporary theatre. Its program can be distinguished by the quality, eclecticism and diversity of the experiences offered to the public. The aesthetics and the subjects, where circus, dance and art often interact, and the great diversity of locations where the plays are presented are other prominent qualities of the Carrefour.
The First National Veterans Theatre Festival, a partnership between the Feast of Crispian (FoC) and the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, runs in Wisconsin every May.
ANTISTATIC International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance started in 2008 as the first festival in Sofia with this profile. It was initiated in the context of the efforts of the Balkan network for contemporary dance Nomad Dance Academy to promote and to develop this art form in the Balkan region and to make it one of the vital dance centers in Europe.
Over the years, ANTISTATIC Festival has established itself as a platform for new forms and practices in dance and performance and till now it has presented groundbreaking works by both emerging and acknowledged international artists.
Brighton Fringe is the largest open-access arts festival in England. It is an international festival that is at the same time rooted in the community. It embraces every art form and every form of artistic expression, and supports both new and established performers in trying out new work and taking risks.
By engaging with artists, connecting with communities and forming collaborations, Scottish Mental health Arts Film Festival celebrates the artistic achievements of people with experience of mental health issues, exploring the relationship between creativity and the mind, and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.
DaDaFest International is a critically acclaimed and award-winning biennial festival, which showcases high quality and exciting work in key arts venues across Liverpool city. It challenges stereotypes and celebrates disability and deaf cultures.
Out of the Box Biennial of Inclusive Arts takes place in cultural venues across Geneva around with an inclusive arts programme i.e. artistic productions characterized by the inclusion of artists with disabilities. Unique in French-speaking Switzerland, this event aims to rethink the relationship between art and disability.
WILDWUCHS Festival focusses on themes which otherwise would be neglected in the public discourse, such as physical and mental disabilities, old age, homelessness, migration – to name but a few. WILDWUCHS Festival strives for interesting and new encounters, allowing people to get to know each other and understand that if we listen to each other, we will find more commonalities than differences.
IntegrART, a Migros Culture Percentage networking project, actively supports the inclusion of artists with a disability within art and society. Since 2007, the biennial initiative has been linking up local festivals, presenting national and international productions, and organising symposiums in cooperation with key partners.
The Festival 10 Sentidos was created in 2011 with the intention of portraying works by artists with disabilities together with artists without apparent disability, and in the successive editions it has since been transformed into a festival with a strong social discourse as opposed to only supporting artists with disabilities. Every year the programming is structured according to a particular motto that strives to highlight problems that affect our society. The Festival is committed to generating new languages of communication via art in order to understand how people differ and how differences are accepted by others.
Paladio Art festival aims to bring the world of performing arts and diversity to wider society, thus contributing to greater knowledge, awareness, acceptance and integration for disabled people as citizens. It continues to demonstrate that integrated art can be synonymous with artistic quality.
Annual inclusive dance festival which features performances, workshops, talks and since 2017 a ‘choreography competition’ in which inclusive dance companies from around the world compete for cash prizes.
Una Mirada Diferente is organised by the Centro Dramatico Nacional (National Drama Centre of Spain). It brings together international disabled artists and companies working across performance artforms including theatre, dance and music.
Kyma Festival is organized by Kyma Project, a platform for inclusive dance created by Angeliki MItropoulou. It includes dance and theater workshops accessible for everyone and performances by international and national mixed-ability companies. The first edition of the festival was supported by START-create cultural change and took place in May 2018 at theater of Athens School of Fine Arts.
The festival NO LIMITS is looking for strategies on how artists with disabilities can act politically on stage.
Work selected will be across art-form genres, ranging across theatre, dance, visual arts, digital art, live art and children’s work. The programme will also include a series of talks and debates delivered by UK artists and arts consultants. International delegates are encouraged to attend and to consider work for inclusion in their programmes, and to forge relationships with the UK disability arts constituency to broker relationships with the UK disability arts sector.
Sommerblut, the “Festival of Multipolar Culture”, sees itself as an inclusive cultural festival that unites different social, social and political viewpoints and identities. The concept of inclusion is here deliberately broad: it is about physical and cognitive features, ways of life, value systems, traditions, beliefs – all that determines the identity of each human being and the daily discourse in our society.
Fest’Dif as a place of social and professional integration, an invitation to meet, share and be open to others; a time of festive conviviality on the themes of difference and diversity, including workshops and performances. Fest’Dif makes visible sports and artistic creations developed by people with disabilities or any other arts professional with an inclusive conduct promoting social diversity in their practice.
With meaningful engagement opportunities from artists talks, workshops, discussions and the festival bar—House Pour, the Festival House breaks down the walls between artists and audiences to create unique experiences and inspiring artistic encounters.
With 800+ performances by 500+ artists from across the globe, fringing is a festive adventure full of surprises. Over 60 000 festival-goers celebrate diversity, accessibility and artistic freedom with us annually.
The program of the festival offers a variety of shows and experiences. True to its eclectic, multidisciplinary line and international, the festival will welcome both confirmed artists as emerging.
Since its creation in 1992, the Puppet Theater in Paris has the challenge of defending and promoting contemporary forms of puppet theater. The festival is dedicated to contemporary puppetry in all its forms will allow to express even more strongly the richness, the diversity and the inventiveness of this art.
Printemps des Comédiens is an international theater festival, popular and accessible to all, both for its artistic line and the practice of low rates, with a diverse choice: classical shows, contemporary, circus, young companies, world cultures.
The Chekhov International Theatre Festival was established by the International Confederation of Theatre Associations. The First Festival was held in 1992. In the 25 years of its history the Festival has been undergoing considerable changes while still trying to become a joyful and longed for event for all those who love theatre.
‘Art theatre for everyone’, a motto by Giorgio Strehler, the famous Italian director, remains abiding and actual for the Chekhov Festival. Our main idea is continually widening the audience, making theatre be longed for by the people of different background, and before all – the thinking part of our society who has always been attracted by the theatre throughout the history. We try to organize the program of the festivals to be accessible for everyone and somewhat elitist too. And it is also important that theatre professionals could find within the Festival what is necessary for them, for they could feel like part of the world theatre process.
The Bergen International Festival is proud evidence of the social power and transformative potential of being able to dream together, publicly and consciously. We expand horizons and inspire strong emotional unfolding.Through music, theatre and dance, the Festival has celebrated and rattled the city and sought new answers to old questions.
The International Contemporary Theater Festival will feature renowned theater makers from all over the world. You can see premieres, guest performances and workshop presentations.
Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) is a five-week annual multi-disciplinary arts event with cultural offerings in theater, film, music and poetry held during the spring at renowned venues in downtown Manhattan, NYC. DUAF treats New Yorkers, East Coasters and tourists to the best of new groundbreaking theater and film from around the world. Writers from America’s burgeoning multicultural landscape and from around the world have the opportunity to share their stories that interpret our history and our times.
The Festival presents the most interesting international avant-garde and independent works including theatre shows, concerts, and exhibitions. It also engages its audiences in workshops and panel discussions.
The World Shakespeare Festival (WSF) is a celebration of Shakespeare as the world’s playwright.
The My Body My Space: Public Arts Festival (MBMS) is a festival of public performances and exhibitions that takes place in public spaces throughout the Emakhazeni Local Municipality (ELM), in rural Mpumalanga. This unique rural Public Arts festival brings together the diverse rural citizenry of Emakhazeni by disrupting the familiar ways in which people move through shared social spaces.
The focus of the festival program is to present the most inspiring theatrical productions that were produced in Slovakia in one year (from April to April). The selection of productions is provided by the Festival Dramaturgy Council in cooperation with external experts who monitor the work of individual theaters in Slovakia. The dramaturgic council reserves the right of the last word so that the festival program can capture the most significant trends or problems of contemporary Slovak theater.
In a nutshell, SPAC aims to present a joyous and inspiring the festival that remains deeply rooted in its home region of Shizuoka while also connecting to the wider world through theatre.
With the development of other dramatic performances such as environmental theater, consultative theater, practical and performative interwoven arts, Mariwan International Festival as a most specialized outdoor Theater Festival is to be receptive not only for street theater but also for all other dramatic performances.
In any country, no matter where you are, come to Konya. Let us share the enthusiasm of our festival together this year. Even if we live with different religions, cultures, and speak the same language with different dialects and dialects gelin let our voice, our breath and our voice be in this open-air museum in a friendly, brotherly, tolerant and peaceful way.
In order to contribute to the 23 April National Sovereignty and Children’s Day Atatürk, which Atatürk gave as a gift to children, with the art of theater, to open the Turkish theater abroad through the children of the world, to promote it and to follow intercultural development and change by following the developments in this field, Since 2005, the General Directorate of State Theaters has been organizing the International Children’s Theaters Festival in Ankara every year.
KONTRAPUNKT (Counterpoint) is one of the oldest theatre festivals in Poland. It integrates the whole artistic environment of Szczecin with theatre artists, writers and poets, fine and photography artists among them. KONTRAPUNKT exposes the latest trends and developments in Polish and German theatre. It confronts the achievements of recognised artists with interesting experiments by the emerging artists. Besides the Jury Awards, the general public gives out Grand Prix, the major prize of the festival.
The “Theatre Confrontations” in Opole are Poland’s most important review of classical Polish drama on stage. The festival provides a taste of the various approaches taken in staging texts belonging to the canon of Polish dramatic literature. During each year’s festival proponents of the faithful reconstruction of classic plays confront those who favour production approaches that update, enliven and reinterpret these texts.
There are two key aims: First, to develop the idea of a relaxed performance/screening further to create an entire festival that’s designed to be as autism-friendly as possible. Second, to be a celebration of autistic creativity, with a range of performances, films, installations and an exhibition of visual art by artists on the spectrum.
An annual festival organised by Sala Tarambana, Madrid which aims to increase the visibility of disabled artists. Festival Visibles programmes inclusive theatre companies, predominantly from Spain. It also includes musical performances, film screenings and discussions.
I wanna be with you everywhere is a gathering of, by, and for disabled artists and writers and anyone who wants to get with us for a series of crip meet-ups, performances, readings and other social spaces of surplus, abundance and joy. It refuses policies of individuation and inclusion in favor of (and in the flavor of) whatever disability aesthetics has in bodymind. We won’t know what this is ‘til it shows us, but we do know that disability communities don’t only make art about disability.
Deszka is a festival of contemporary Hungarian drama and theatre held in Debrecen (Hungary).
The Livingstone International Cultural Arts Festival boasts of outstanding events that gives Livingstone locals something to look forward to every year. Events range from Public Perfomances by various cultural groups and pop artists, Street Carnivals, Gala Dinners.
The Maitisong Festival is undoubtedly the biggest arts festival in Botswana. International and local artists will bring theatre, music, dance, poetry and comedy to audiences in and around Gaborone. We look forward to celebrating another year of arts promotion, raising the professional bar in the arts, launching careers and connecting Botswana artists with their international counterparts.
MATA presents an internationally-recognized festival, now celebrating its twentieth anniversary, each spring in New York City of new music by early career composers selected from a free global call for submissions; MATA Presents, an acclaimed series of occasional concerts held at venues throughout New York, now in its eleventh season; and MATA Jr., currently entering its third season: an evening of music by pre-college composers, mentored by emerging composers, and performed by an ensemble of their peers.
In line with its slogan of “Fujinokuni (The Mt. Fuji region) and the world are connected through the performing arts,” SPAC will introduce a wide range of cutting-edge theatre programs from Japan and abroad at venues in Shizuoka City and the surrounding, wonderfully scenic area. In a nutshell, SPAC aims to present a joyous and inspiring festival that remains deeply rooted in its home region of Shizuoka while also connecting to the wider world through theatre.
Located in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, we are North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company. Each season, we present a dozen or more productions in four distinctive venues. We produce classics, contemporary dramas and musicals, with special emphasis on the plays of Shakespeare.
In Scena! presents – each year – a survey of the best Italian Theater, from Italy, in New York. It features full productions that have already toured in Italy as well as readings of Italian plays in translation, workshops, lectures and exchanges between Italian and International artists. The goal is to promote greater awareness of Italian theater and Italian artists among New York theatergoers, and to build a bridge between the artistic scenes in Italy and New York, so that they may each support and inspire the other.
HIFA is about art, and art is about life. Indeed art is life. It is creative; it heals; it unifies. It brings light to where there was once only darkness. It brings hope to where there was once only despair.Times are hard in Zimbabwe, nobody can deny that. The explosion of artistic creativity unleashed by HIFA brings light and hope and banishes darkness and despair. It enables the people of Zimbabwe to show the world their resilience and strength in the face of adversity. It enables them to show that this country is indeed unique in its character and its people’s qualities such as hospitality, generosity and friendship. It is a beacon to the world saying, come and share what makes our country great; come and share our brotherhood and sisterhood; come and share our love of the arts and humanity.
The Festival reflects our contemporary, cosmopolitan city with its many communities. It challenges artists and audiences to be bold and take a risk. Through the work of artists of Aotearoa and across the world, we aim to unify, enlighten and inspire the people of Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau and our many visitors.
For 59 years Adelaide Festival audiences have delighted in an outstanding mix of internationally acclaimed theatre productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking dance pieces, renowned writers and striking visual arts displays. Enjoyed amid warm March days and starry nights, Adelaide Festival’s celebration of creative excellence makes for an event of truly epic proportions.
Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá has the support of the National and Distral government, public and private companies, the media and more than a thousand subscribers. This Festival, of course, also trusts that the public is eager for new stories and will fill the stages of this Cultural Heritage of Colombia.
Since 2014, the MITsp – International Theater Show of São Paulo has brought together a significant cut in the contemporary world scene, productions that lead to experimentation in language, but are also critical of their own time.
Golden Mask is also an all-Russian Performing Arts Festival that takes place in Moscow in the spring of each year, presenting the most significant performances from all over Russia.
The Festival of Performing Arts of Lima – FAE Lima is an artistic exchange platform that hosts national and international theater shows.
The Setouchi International Art Festival is based on the theme of “restoration of the sea,” revitalizing the islands of Setouchi where beautiful nature and humans have intermingled and symphony, and the Setouchi will be the “sea of hope” of all areas on the earth we aim for.
State Theaters continue to be a source of pride in our country, which has always been supreme with its long, long-standing, principled and successful past. With great pride every year, the T State Theaters Sabancı International Adana Theater Festival presents a new edition of arts lovers.
The Curitiba Theater Festival began in 1992 with 14 shows and the proposal to promote the meeting of the arts with entertainment. A stage of international premieres and strong names of Brazilian arts, it is also a showcase for those seeking recognition in the performing arts, as well as the opportunity for the people of Paraná to enjoy winning productions on the national scene.
One of the oldest professional theatre festivals in the country where the most interesting and important plays of the previous season made in Poland and Europe are presented. The main objective of the event is to confront the most remarkable Polish and European plays; however, the program is interdisciplinary and, apart from plays, it offers numerous side activities, such as discussion panels with the participation of Polish and international guests, exhibitions, and concerts. The jury of the festival is the audience who selects the Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Play.
Stage Songs Review is devoted entirely to the art of song interpretation. It started in 1976. Today, on stage – not only musical but also, and perhaps above all, in a dramatic theatre – the song is no longer just an addition. This is a legitimate way of presenting creative thought, sometimes more important than the spoken word. To watch how music and word complement each other and co-create a new quality is the core sense of the Wrocław festival.
Zabalaza is a Baxter Theatre Centre Development Programme that develops theatre practitioners from in and around the Western Cape by providing them with performance platforms so that they can realise their creative concepts. This is achieved through mini-festivals in target communities, script readings, showcases and a theatre festival held at the Baxter Theatre Centre annually in March.
Lagos Theatre Festival (LTF) is the largest performing arts festival in Nigeria and West Africa.
It was created to promote the presentation of theatre in unconventional spaces. Through the festival, theatre makers and producers are supported to expand their practice beyond traditional theatre spaces by creating work that responds to any given space.
The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost festival of its kind. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.
Ergo Pink Fest is a festival showcasing the works of female and non-binary identifying playwrights. The festival gives playwrights tailored dramaturgy and mentorship to help them take their work to the next level.
Hakawy International Arts Festival brings international and local performances designed for children and presents them in a vibrant 10-days- long festival with the aim of educating and entertaining Egyptian children and their families through arts and culture.
Since its inception in 2011, the festival has been keen on bringing world-renowned companies as Le Vélo Theatre from France and Aga Boom from the U.S.A. among many others.
Over 4 weeks, young and underrepresented voices will occupy all corners of Battersea Arts Centre.
Theatre, music, live games, virtual experiences, rap, poetry and installations collide as old certainties are overturned and new possibilities imagined. As the UK faces an uncertain future, Homegrown Festival: Occupy shines a light on new perspectives.
The Embassy of India in Egypt and Teamwork Arts present ‘India by the Nile’, a celebration of the essence of India through classical music, dance, theatre, visual art, film, food and sports in a medium, which perfectly amalgamates the contemporary with the classic.
Since the festival’s inception in 2013, India and Egypt, natural allies with colourful cultural legacies, and with affinities towards the performing and visual arts, cuisine and objets d’art, have come together in wonderful artistic partnerships. It is culture which weaves together bilateral relationships in the real sense of the terms – no dialogue is more effective and memorable that that which is based on the matrix of a country’s heritage, an integral part of its identity. And it is dialogue which is proliferated through partnerships in art, that forms the building block for enduring future relationships.
Every other year, Performatik showcases contemporary performance art or ‘live art’, together with a great many Brussels partners. For eleven days, artists enter a twilight zone in which they tinker with the codes of both the performing arts and the visual arts. Performance has flourished in the arts world in the past, but over the past few years has increasingly come to occupy its own distinct space.
Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) is Egypt’s only international multi-disciplinary contemporary arts festival that takes place over three weeks between March and April each year, at multiple sites in Downtown Cairo. D-CAF includes local, regional and international music, theatre, dance, visual arts, literature and film by cutting-edge artists from Egypt, the Arab world, and beyond. In addition to featuring established Downtown cultural spaces and theatres, D-CAF breaks new ground by using non-traditional sites such as historical buildings, storefronts, alleyways, and rooftops for performances, events, and arts installations, with the aim of bringing both audiences and performers to engage with the city in a new way.
Theatre Olympics is an international theatre festival that runs every few years in different locations and presents the greatest theatre achievements around the globe. Theatre Olympics 2019 is a large scale international festival, a venue for development of global theatre integration and dialogue between theatre professionals from around the world. The festival program includes performances by best foreign theatres and national theatres from various Russian regions, as well as lectures and workshops by leading theatre figures. With Saint Petersburg as its main host city, the Theatre Olympics runs from March to December 2019.
Founded in 2004 and organised by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, the annual multidisciplinary Festival is the largest cultural celebration in the entire region and reaches across the world through co-commissions and the international presentation of innovative Arab creativity. In essence, Abu Dhabi Festival strives to deepen global cross-cultural dialogue whilst inspiring a deeper interest in the cultures of the Arab world.
The Festival will expand its year-round contribution to Perth’s cultural life and be central to supporting the next generation of creative thinkers. We will commission and present works that give voice to this generation and we will commission acclaimed national and international artists to collaborate with our local artists.
The Festival of Original Theatre is the annual conference held by the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto. The theme of FOOT changes every year, according to the research interests of the new artistic director of the conference, but it’s main goal is to provide graduate students and the performing arts community an academic outlet to showcase, critique, review, perform, discuss, and analyze the changing world of drama, theatre and performance.
In 2010, the NCPA launched its first ever multi-lingual theatre festival of premièring plays – NCPA Centrestage. It created a platform for fresh works and encouraged the birth of new groups. The plays went on to perform and win awards at various prestigious national and international festivals.
TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) is a space where professionals from various places in the world who explore the possibility of contemporary performing arts exchange through performance and meeting programs to gain information, inspiration and network for the creation, dissemination and vitalization of performing arts. Established in 1995 as Tokyo Performing Arts Market and moved in 2011 to the “Creative City” Yokohama. Reinforcing its focus on Asia and having started to involve itself in Asian co-production, TPAM is internationally recognized as one of the most influential performing arts platforms in Asia.
The FEVERESTIVAL had its first edition in February of 2003 and arose attending to the demand of cultural programming of the District of Barão Geraldo. Initially, it was a show of local shows and some artists who visited the city during this period (seeking artistic and experimental improvement with important local groups such as Lume Theater, Barracão Theater and Good Company, which carry out training activities during the month of February until the present day).
Throughout its trajectory, the festival grew, gained new structures, reached a diverse public, that broke borders and rediscovered the city of Campinas through Art.
We want to further strengthen the professional and personal links created by the FTB. In partnership with Janeiros de Grandes Espetácul we present twelve DF shows, an artistic residence, two drama workshops; training actions and audience qualification; meetings between the artists of the two states and between the Federal universities of Pernambuco and Brasília; parties with DJs and more.
This is a drama festival in kingdom of Bahrain.
InArt – Community Arts Festival aims to examine and explore new strategies of work and interaction of disabled people for citizenship by promoting contact with the various forms of artistic expression. InArt includes various cultural events – seminars, performances, video exhibitions, talks and workshops. It brings together artists, technicians, psychologists, journalists, teachers and students in reflection and sharing of processes and issues through dialogue and artistic display.
The Festival takes special care in presenting each year a rich and homogeneous programme focused around a special theme, celebrating the culture of a country or a city, or exploring a special subject. The Festival likes to be daring in its choice of artists, works and performances.
The Jos Repertory Theatre presents the annual Jos Festival of Theatre which has become a nurturing ground for new playwrights, new directors as well as creating an insight into the Nigerian theatre repertory. Featuring plays from the international repertory, new plays as well as landmark Nigerian plays, the festival is currently the only existing private independent theatre festival in Nigeria. We accept new plays all year round for possible performances during the annual festival.
Opera Forward Festival explores our desires, fears and dreams. With five groundbreaking opera’s and three OFF Days featuring a new generation of opera makers
Bharat Rang Mahotsav (BRM), the largest theatre festival in Asia, organized by the National School of Drama (NSD), is all set to bring its bouquet of plays, interactive sessions, and other cultural events to cheer up the winter afternoons of theatre enthusiasts in the city.
Produced by Ottawa Fringe, our winter festival showcases the best original, contemporary theatre created by local, national and international artists.
Festival founders, The Great Canadian Theatre Company, originally hosted from 2011–2014. Now, undercurrents takes place in Ottawa’s downtown core at Arts Court. Since 2011, undercurrents has has hosted 16 world premieres and presented 6 productions as part of their under development program.
Opera Rara is a three-week festival, which is held during the carnival. It is a time historically associated with the highest number of opera premieres, as well as a period full of balls, play and an atmosphere of celebration. The Festival is primarily an extension of the programme with vocal recitals, performances originating not only from the Baroque, but also rooted in the 20th century, semi-operas and half-stage versions of performances.
For two months at the beginning of each year Bermuda becomes an international hub for cultural exchange and artistic growth. Performing artists from a range of disciplines come from around the globe to present a schedule of events designed to appeal to a wide and diverse audience.
More than any other cultural event, Sydney Festival defines Sydney’s personality. For over four decades we have presented international artists who guarantee headlines, and whose presence in Sydney adds to the Festival’s buzz and prestige
Over the last 14 years, The Public’s UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL has presented over 229 companies from 42 countries. It has grown into a landmark of the New York City theater season and is a vital part of The Public’s mission, providing a high-visibility platform to support artists from diverse backgrounds who are redefining the act of making theater. Widely recognized as a premier launching pad for new and cutting-edge performance from the U.S. and abroad, Under the Radar Festival has presented works by such respected artists as Elevator Repair Service, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Gob Squad, Belarus Free Theatre, Guillermo Calderón, and Young Jean Lee. These artists provide a snapshot of contemporary theater: richly distinct in terms of perspectives, aesthetics, and social practice, and pointing to the future of the art form.
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Performance Space 122’s Coil Festival explores the vitality of live performance in New York City through contemporary artists from diverse genres, cultures, and perspectives. Full of inquisitive and dynamic work created locally, across the US, and around the world.
Rangayana is a Theatre Repertory Company started in Mysuru by the Government of Karnataka, in the year 1989. Bahuroopi National Theatre Festival has a different theme each year.
Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts is an artistic celebration of our connection to contemporary Asia. Asia TOPA will bridge diverse art forms including performance, visual, screen and literary arts.
American Realness, participating artists, collaborating institutions and partners acknowledge that we are gathered on the unceded land of the Lenape peoples. We ask you to join in acknowledging the Lenapehoking community, their elders both past and present, as well as future generations.
The Banco do Brasil Cultural Center hosts the Summer Contemporary Art Festival – VAC, a multidisciplinary festival with theater, dance, visual arts, cinema, literature and music attractions.
Janiero De Grandes Espetáculos is the most important festival of scenic arts in Pernambuco, one of the largest in Brazil.
The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is an annual festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts and mixed media created and presented by Singaporeans and international artists. Themed differently each year, the Fringe aims to bring the best of contemporary, cutting-edge and socially engaged works to the Singapore audience.
The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is set to be a creative centre, with the twin purpose of innovation and discussion, a platform for meaningful and provocative art to engage our increasingly connected and complex world.
Santiago a Mil is an event that welcomes all approaches and cultures. It’s an invitation to take part in unique events, share unforgettable experiences and to start conversations based on multiple artistic forms.
Every January since 1994, the capital and different cities in Chile become the perfect setting for the performing arts and for different audiences to come together. For three weeks, the festival is held, an exceptional event for contemporary creations, with a high level of artistic excellence and productions that are extremely relevant, both socially and politically.
Each version is made up of outstanding pieces from Chile and abroad, all of which are permanently exploring, pushing the limits, mixing and creating new versions of theater, dance, music, performance, circus, visual arts and the cinema – just some of the different styles from around 25 different countries. Artists such as Pina Bausch, Ariane Mnouchkine, Royal de Luxe, Robert Wilson, Christoph Marthaler, Jan Fabre, Krystian Lupa, Ivo van Hove, Romeo Castellucci, Lemi Ponifasio and Thomas Ostermeier, have all taken part in the festival.
Santiago a Mil also breaks down the country’s territorial, economic and social barriers, taking its free program to 20 Metropolitan Region neighborhoods and 15 of the country’s cities.
The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is an annual festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts and mixed media created and presented by Singaporeans and international artists. Themed differently each year, the Festival aims to bring the best of contemporary, cutting-edge and socially engaged works to the Singapore audience.The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is set to be a creative centre, with the twin purpose of innovation and discussion, a platform for meaningful and provocative art to engage our increasingly connected and complex world.
Artistically led and committed to meeting the new challenges of producing and touring theatre made by learning disabled and non-disabled theatre makers, Crossing The Line will allow the three companies to bring their artists together to learn from and with each other; engage with creative and audience development processes; develop connections with a wider network of European theatre companies with a focus on learning disabled artists; and create 3 new productions – culminating in a showcase festival.
• To cultivate the imagination through the traditions and contemporary practices of the art of puppetry.
• To establish Chicago as a cultural center for puppetry by presenting work of the highest quality as well as creating access to leaders and innovators in the art form through workshops and classes.
Sin Muros celebrates the range of Latinx voices and stories reflecting the diversity of local Texas communities.
PROTOTYPE is committed to surprising our audiences and confounding their expectations through content, form, and relevance. The festival gives voice to a diverse group of composers, librettists, performers and musicians across all genres, backgrounds, and cultures. In providing a recurring showcase of visionary opera-theatre and music-theatre pieces, the touring life of the work extends around the world. The festival also presents groundbreaking new works by international artists and has become a global reference of artistic excellence in the field of opera and music-theatre.
ITFoK will mobilise ‘forms’ to stage this transitive contemporary. It will seek to reflect upon the state of democracy, call attention to alternative voices, and propose different futures or ways to remember. In this spirit, all kinds of performative works are welcome – proscenium plays, performance-readings, live art, promenade theatre, follow-art, site-specific theatre, game-narratives, endurance-art, documentary-theatre, intimate-plays, lecture performances, flash-drama, theatre-on-the-internet, or any other work that experiments with participation, interaction, and the political urgency of live art forms. The intention is to employ the theatric to form a community of interest, to imagine new geographies of space, of body, and of the mind. ITFOK will imagine our theatre as a deep, horizontal comradeship.
CAN Festival is the first arts festival in the UK dedicated to showcasing to the public performing arts that explore contemporary Chinese themes, perspectives and art forms. The festival showcased a diverse range of art forms (music, drama, live art, dance, films, digital arts) with over 60 events across London.
Tifli, meaning bachpan or childhood, is an international theatre festival for children organized by Assitej India. TYA stands for Theatre for Young Audiences.
International Divine Comedy Theatre Festival gives a chance to see, in a matter of just one week, some of the most intriguing plays of the season from theatres throughout the country.
Divine Comedy is a theatre holiday where the best Polish shows are presented in the true Polish showcase. Apart from Polish shows, competing for the best show of the year title and the Divine Comedian prize, there are also foreign theatre groups, and meetings with philosophers, theatre theoreticians, and critics that accompany the festival.
Serendipity Arts Festival is a multidisciplinary Festival that brings together performative, visual, and culinary practices from India and beyond, in ways unseen before. Spread across various venues in Panaji, Goa, the Festival serves as a platform for eminent and emerging artists to showcase their work and collaborate.
The festival is organised by European Alternatives, a non profit organisation devoted to exploring the potential for post- or transnational politics. We also publish a magazine in three languages, both online and offline, run campaigns, and organise internationally artistic cultural and political events.
The ReOrient Festival of Short Plays was inaugurated in 1999 to present alternative perspectives of the Middle East and to showcase the multiplicity of stories, voices and styles from the region, and has since becomes Golden Thread’s most recognized and celebrated program. This ambitious festival, now presented biennially, turns San Francisco into a mecca for innovative, spirited, and thought-provoking theatre from and about the Middle East.
Our annual celebration of theatre. First held in 1983, the Prithvi Theatre Festival has become an annual event in the Mumbai calendar. There is no one theme – the Festival simply seeks to explore and celebrate theatre in its diversity – local, national, international; old traditions, new forms, cross-currents – and to share theatre with our audiences.
This enterprise set the purpose of exposing Israeli drama and encouraging its staging in theatres throughout the world. Ever since the Institute’s establishment, Israeli plays are staged in major theatres around the world.
The goal is to remember that a good theater is important in Estonia. To this end, we invite small changes to the Estonian Theater Festivals and their intervals. For example, we bring the theater to those who will otherwise stay away from it due to lack of time, a distant habitat, or other prophet. Or, we raise the theatrical role to the front of theatrical issues and thoughts in the thoughts of theatrical artists and theatrical artists.
Bangkok Theatre Festival is a grand contemporary theatre event of Thailand with the greatest number of artists, works, and audience. Objectives are: to create awareness and interest in theatre among the public and gain public support, to provide support and space for new practitioners to showcase their work and for old practitioners to produce and perform new works on a regular basis, and to develop and strengthen the network of theatre practitioners for future sustainability.
The festival is an effort of curating a theatre festival with a purpose of bringing innovative performances to the city and its diverse communities.
With the consent of the Prime Minister, the Vietnam Theater Artists Association will organize an International Festival of Experimental Theater held every 3 years.
FENTEPP – Presidente Prudente National Theater Festival is a nationwide, performing arts event that involves artists, selected groups and guests.
The Popular Festival of Theater of Fortaleza is proposed to popularize the art of staging taking presentations to public squares, road terminals and public schools.
The Festival also intends to opportunize through the theater; lectures, workshops and debates between groups and spectators, and with this to enable the theater groups of the periphery to strengthen their artistic production through this exchange.
FESTLIP is an artistic, face-to-face, interactive and virtual manifestation. Bound integrally and naked of any type of barriers, the societies that speak Portuguese show their face.
The Thessaloniki International Film Festival invites audience and filmmakers to the large celebration of global independent cinema, showcasing the best films from all over the world, important guests and tributes, cinematic surprises, as well as a series of parallel events.
The Interferences International Theatre Festival organized by the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj is held biannualy, and aims at bringing together performances that come from different cultural backgrounds, but they are coherent from the point of view of their aesthetic endeavours. The Festival sets a high value on free, open discussions with the creators of those performances that bring the most exciting endeavours of contemporary theatre to the Cluj audience.
Cross-art, cross-impairment festival which takes place every November-December in East London. It brings together locally based, national and international Disabled artists and offers exhibitions, performances, screenings, events and other activities that are free and open to everyone. Includes a disability film festival.
Simbiòtic Festival is a multidisciplinary festival of performing arts that offers contemporary and accessible programming, both for audiences with sensory diversity and for performing arts enthusiasts.
Inclús, Barcelona International Disability Film Festival promotes audiovisual works whose theme is the functional diversity, with the aim of raising awareness of the reality of people with disabilities from a different point of view. The centerpiece of the festival is an audiovisual contest where short films, fiction films, documentaries and audiovisual productions of entities can be found. Inclús focuses on audiovisual productions, but also has other artistic and commercial activities and disciplines in order to give visibility to this sector. It is an initiative of Associació Inclús and organized by the audiovisual production broadcaster Fish Muvi.
nternational puppet theatre festival TIP-Fest brings the magic of puppetry and lights up dark autumn! Festival presents versatile program of new puppet theatre from Finland and all around! TIP-Fest is organised in the heart of puppet theatre capital in Turku by Aura of Puppets puppet theatre network.
Since 1988, the Art et Décirure festival has been supporting and spreading artistic expression in all its forms to people with mental illnesses.
The Accessible Arts and Culture association was founded in Tampere, Finland in 2011, The principle of Accessible Arts and Culture activities is to provide events, cultural services providers, organisations, theatres and companies with concrete assistance related to improving accessibility and reaching new audiences and participants. The goal of the association is to improve accessibility in the Finnish culture and events field and to promote equal participation in cultural events for all people.
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Born in 1996, the FATEJ has always had an atmosphere of theater and experience in the field of theater for children and young people. It is also an arena for African troupes to come into contact with the rest of the world through our ‘Guest of Honor’ which is all about inviting non-African countries. The South East, North South and North North.
The launch of the historic first edition came after a period of close to 13 years of investment by Sundance Institute in risk-taking artists from six East African countries (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) with the aim to contribute to a meaningful and engaging dialogue between artists and their audiences. The first edition of the festival featured productions and readings by many of the East African artists and projects that received support from Sundance Institute over the years. We welcome full productions, works in progress (staged readings or workshop productions), musicals and theatre for young audiences.
November is the month of Diwali feasting – karanjis, pedas, barfi, ladoos… And for the last nine years, books. Yes, Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest brings to the city a veritable feast for the mind.
HELLERAU – European Centre of the Arts, located in Dresden, near the borders to the Czech Republic, but also to Poland, sees itself as a hub between Western and Eastern Europe with the associated questions of identity and history in a regional and global context. HELLERAU is concerned to invite its neighbours* and to stimulate a dialogue beyond the rapid politics of the day through contemporary stage arts.
The Loja International Performing Arts Festival is striving to become a point of reference for performing arts, both nationally and internationally. This event also serves to promote Ecuador’s national talent, making Ecuadorian artists relevant and providing a unique opportunity to display the importance of art and culture in Ecuador with a national and foreign audience that includes international festival organizers.
FITA Chile, held in Santiago city, it is a pioneering event organized by ASSITEJ/Te Veo Chile, that will bring together more than 20 Ibero-American companies of dance, circus and theatre, focused for children and youth, and the participation of programmers and artists from around the world.
Festival/Tokyo (F/T) aspires to present the appeal of the performing arts as an international theatre and dance festival taking place in Tokyo, pioneering new possibilities by bringing together and intersecting diverse values across the conventional categories of nationality, generation, and genre.
SPIELART has been exploring and researching new trends and movements in the world of international theater since 1995, in order to present them to audiences in Munich every two years. The antennas are aimed at unusual forms of expression and aesthetics, current topics, strong personalities, and impressive productions. SPIELART, however, also always concentrates on posing questions about theater itself as an art form, and on consistently re-exploring or re-establishing theater with approaches from the fringes. Important accents of the festival’s platform are also its entrenchment in the city’s cultural life and the dialogue between the city’s artistic and institutional energies.
23rd edition of Konfrontacje Teatralne is another “turning point” for the Festival. We begin to build programme for the next years – experts in Polish theatre, Wojciech Majcherek and Łukasz Drewniak, are responsible for the selection. The new curators chose a quote from Stanisław Wyspiański’s Study on Hamlet – What is there to think? – as a motto of this edition. They created a very diverse theatre programme revolving around Polish way of thinking, which is a kind of reflection on the troubled times. This is the “old spirit” of the new festival. We always wanted to share such thoughts with our audience. We invited recognized creators including Maja Kleczewska, Ivan Vyrypaev, Anna Smolar, Theatre of the Eighth Day and the Czech director, Jan Mikulášek. For the first time students of directing from Cracow and the Warsaw theatre academies will present their works.
From the very beginning of its existence the Festival has been undergoing significant changes, like the ones affecting the social and political reality in Europe and the world. However, it has tried to have its finger on the pulse of these changes, trying through theatre and in the theatre to answer questions about what kind of the world we live in and what we can expect in the near future. The most important task of the Festival has been, invariably, to create conditions for an encounter and confrontation with theatre, which is definitely something more than just an aesthetic experience.
The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) presents 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in 16 venues. Each year the festival presented programming by nearly 200 of the world’s best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies; as well as Special Events, including FringeJR (shows for kids), FringeAL FRESCO (free outdoor performances), FringeHIGH(shows that resonate with High School kids), FringeCLUB (celebrations), FringeART (a visual art celebration) and more!
Swedstage is the opportunity to see and experience the very best of Swedish performing arts for children, youth and adults. During three days in Stockholm, we will present exclusively selected Swedish performances, able to tour and available for an international audience.
OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading contemporary arts festival engaging with Asia. It presents a bold and exciting line-up of boundary-pushing contemporary arts each year and is revered by audiences and critics alike.
Fresh Meat is a playground for Ottawa’s theatre makers; giving local individuals and collectives of all levels of experience a unique opportunity to test new ideas in front of an audience. We present world premieres exclusively, and seek out projects that are original and innovative, and that test the traditional boundaries of live performance. Past Fresh Meat participants have used the festival as a launch pad for theatrical works intersecting with a variety of genres, including dance, poetry, burlesque, clown, pantomime, performance art, standup, sketch comedy, storytelling, and many more.
BAM’s Next Wave Festival has permanently changed the artistic landscape, featuring breakout performances and landmark productions. Using a name that plays on the New Wave in French cinema, BAM President and Executive Producer Harvey Lichtenstein launched a series entitled “The Next Wave/New Masters” in November 1981 with four productions: three dance works, plus Philip Glass’ new opera Satyagraha. A more ambitious program followed in 1982, including a two-evening performance work by Laurie Anderson entitled United States: Parts I-IV.
Beauty and melancholy will rise to the tables in our Fall to Spring Festival. A meeting that, faithful to its multidisciplinary vocation, will offer proposals for all types of theater, dance and performance audiences, which can be seen in five spaces of the capital: the Abbey Theater, The House On, the Fourth Wall Room, The Pavón Teatro Kamikaze and the Teatros del Canal.
The Beijing Music Festival Arts Foundation shares information and works in close cooperation with world-leading music festivals, global organizations, international famous agents, and the greatest musicians and orchestras of China and in the rest of the world, and hence the promotion of the international cultural exchange and the development of China’s music undertaking.
The International Theatre Schools Festival ITSelF is a theatre biennial, organized by The Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw, Poland. The main objective of ITSelF Festival is to promote theatre culture and young talents of the stage, share experiences, bring cultures closer by gathering artists together, as well as to present Poland as a country which supports culture and appreciates its influence on the development of the society.
The Festival of New Dramaturgies is organized since 2002 by the Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz. Its repertoire features world premieres of theatre plays. Every edition has a specific theme.
Since 1972, the Festival International Cervantino (FIC) has convened in Guanajuato, Mexico, the best of music, theater, literature, performing arts and visual arts.
The China Shanghai International Arts Festival is a major international cultural event hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China and hosted by the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. It is the only national-level comprehensive international art festival in China. Since 1999, the China Shanghai International Arts Festival has been guided by the concept of “innovative development” and has adhered to the road of brand development. It has become an important window for China’s foreign cultural exchanges and one of the most influential art festivals in the international art scene.
Welcome to the biennial New Vision Arts Festival! Our line-up showcases the Festival’s role as a creative platform, where artistic genres and cultural insights converge and energize innovation, bringing a new viewing experience to the audience.
Emphasizing on music, the character of the Festival expanded to include the fields of theatre, dance, film and visual arts. It became a platform of fruitful and constructive dialogue, a melting pot of ideas and a venue of leading cultural events.
The International Festival for children and youth Guaguas de Maiz or FITIJ Guaguas Maíz, is a permanent annual space that promotes the performing arts created and conceived by national and international professional companies, who dedicate their creative work for children and youth. In this space, a program is developed and built with around 50 events, including theatrical presentations, academic meetings, workshops, alternative events and training that involve different sectors (children, youth, family, performing arts professionals, professionals from other disciplines and educators) around the stage directed to children and youth.
FETO aims to be a space of appreciation, visibility and promotion of theater produced in schools, universities and free and technical courses. Being a student festival par excellence, it also houses in its program training activities, cultural exchanges and meetings with professionals of the scenic arts. Added to this, a work of formation of audience directed, mainly, to children and young people.
Founded in 2009, Tempo Festival is the International Festival of Performing Arts of Rio de Janeiro. In each edition, curators Bia Junqueira, Cesar Augusto and Marcia Dias invest in “time of creation” in national and international processes, homes and co-productions, following the artistic development in all its stages: from thought to realization. It is always to focus on innovation of local and global scene, through a dialogue between the most different artistic manifestations, especially, of course, to the theater, performance and dance.
The International Festival of Londrina, the oldest theater festival in Latin America, opens its curtains and inaugurates the urgently needed show: the spectacle of diversity, of tolerance , of humanism.
Since its first edition in 2007, FITA has presented a panorama of the most significant production regarding the Brazilian and world animation theater.
A multidiscplinary contemporary international performing arts Festival based in the city of Badajoz, region of Extremadura, southern Spain.
Brimming with challenge and the poetics of the senses, the oldest and the most prominent theatre festival in Slovenia has always been the scene of exciting arguments, new insights and unexpected reversals. The festival consists of several thematic programs, including Slovenian theatre performances in competition program and international program. Prizes are given for best artistic achievements, the most prestigious prize is the Borštnik Ring, awarded by a special jury to a deserving Slovenian actor for his/her life’s work. The festival has recently evolved into an international event: international symposia, and foreign guests, producers and performances are obvious signs that it is confronting European and global theater scene. Since 1996, the year of its debut, its home institution has been the Slovenian National Theatre in Maribor. Its kaleidoscopic history has seen much turmoil and change. Starting as the Week of Slovenian Drama then transforming into a gathering of Slovenian theatres, it eventually established itself as the national theatre competition. It owes its name – notwithstanding the polemics surrounding it – to Ignacij Borštnik (1858-1919), an actor, a stage director and the founder of modern Slovenian theatre.
Cádiz, the oldest city in Western Europe, located in the south of Spain, is a seafaring city straddling the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Since its foundation by the Phoenicians, many civilizations inhabited Cádiz. True to its Americanist tradition, for more than thirty years, Cádiz has been celebrating and organizing the Ibero-American Festival of Cádiz. The FIT of Cádiz started in 1986 as a platform for the dissemination and consolidation of the Ibero-American Performing Arts. The Ibero-American Festival of Theater of Cádiz is a multidisciplinary festival whose main objective is to show the current moment of theater, dance and other scenic expressions of the Ibero-American framework. The FIT of Cádiz is also a cultural meeting: it also provides a space for the interaction of Ibero-American performing arts professionals through the organization of Research Encounters, Thematic Meetings, Project Presentations, Publications and Editions of Performing Arts, Workshops, Forums, among other activities. Throughout these years, the most prestigious groups, authors, directors of scene and personalities of the Ibero-American theatrical medium have gone through it. The Ibero-American Festival of Theater of Cádiz is the ideal forum for the reflection and analysis of the expressive and theoretical tools of the Ibero-American theatrical profession.
This festival takes all its meaning and its interest to be accompanied by a real field work, intended to facilitate access to the culture of disabled people and to promote social diversity in theaters, cinemas and libraries. It showcases high quality contemporary ‘art and disability’ work.
The MUSON Festival of the Arts starts with the Youth Concert, Musiquest Grand Finale featuring 8 finalist in Competition, and an Art exhibition. In partnership with Society of Nigerian Artists.
The Seoul Performing Arts Festival (SPAF) is Korea’s largest international performing arts festival with the largest scale and history in Korea. It is co-hosted by the Korea Arts Management Support Center and the Korean Culture and Arts Committee sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism .
Melbourne International Arts Festival is one of Australia’s leading international arts festivals and has an outstanding reputation for presenting unique international and Australian events in the fields of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia, free and outdoor events over 17 days each October.
White Light Festival is our annual exploration of the power of art to illuminate our interior and communal lives. We emphasize the communal, from the ephemeral gatherings formed in the presence of live performance to the widening circles of community in our global, connected world.
Dance Umbrella is London’s international dance festival, celebrating contemporary choreography across the capital. Our mission is to celebrate contemporary choreography. We do so enthusiastically and collaboratively through an annual, international London festival, through year-round creative learning opportunities for all ages, and by developing choreographic talent. Our aim is to entice audiences, nurture artists, innovate practice, and stimulate interest in the power of the body in motion.
Bâtard Festival brings together a bewildering mix of theatre, dance, performance, film, plus a discursive program and a publication. It is a platform for non-established artists, thinkers, and writers.
Fluxus was a wily, nebulous – and deeply influential – anti-establishment art movement that emerged in the 1960s. Comprised of an international collective of artists, composers, and poets, Fluxus aimed to collapse what it considered the false wall between art and life. In a survey curated by Christopher Rountree in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute, the often-humorous, frequently challenging music and performances of Fluxus will be presented on and off-site, including an orchestral subscription concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
A grand celebration of the art of performance and a hub for cultural exchange amidst the stunning backdrop of ancient canals and alleys, the Festival consists of various inter-related parts: the Specially Invited Plays, the Emerging Theatre Artists Competition, the Outdoor Carnival, and the Wuzhen Dialogues, etc. The entire town of Wuzhen, which has a history of more than 1,300 years, is transformed into a stage, and theatre lovers all over the world are invited to enjoy this tantalizing feast of the theatrical arts.
SOLO, the international festival of monodrama performances, is an unequalled event. Since its creation in 2008, the Festival has seen solo performances by Robert Wilson, Romeo Castellucci, Wajdi Mouawad, Theodoros Terzopoulos. Jan Fabre, Daniele Finzi Pasca, Denis Lavant, Pippo Delbono, Angélica Liddell, Redjep Mitrovitsa, Paolo Musio, Fabrizio Gifuni, Danio Manfredini and others. These performances by world theatre stars guaranteed the Festival its unique place among the most important theatre events in Russia and abroad.
For over 50 years Dimitria Festival continues to represent the most modern trends in all artistic forms and to utilise the heritage of Thessaloniki and Greece. Through new artistic landscapes of sound, image, and experience, operatic elements are combined with puppetry, technology becomes a crucial part of the performing arts, the performative practices of theatre and dance meet performance art, Greek musicians meet international musicians.
The International Theater Festival MESS has been innovative from its very beginnings, prepared in all the previous leadership through its history, even in unbelievable circumstances, in Sarajevo creating a cultural refuge for all generations, risking and investing in the bravest and most interesting art projects. That is exactly why the International Theater Festival MESS is one of the leading festivals of this part of Europe.
TBILISI INTERNATIONAL is founded by Tbilisi Municipality, by initiative of Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava in 2009. Charm of one of the oldest cities in the world – Tbilisi – its atmosphere and diversity , its culture and life, its vitality is something, that could create unforgettable experience and inspiration for all participants.The Festival runs every year and is one of the major events in International life of Georgia. But not only – it is becoming one of the main performing arts events in Caucasia, attracting attention of the most well-known, creative, provocative and innovative theater productions from the world, a meeting point of Europe and Asia, of many countries and places in one of the most beautiful, warm, unique theatrical and cultural TBILISI, the capital of Georgia.
Each September, Brisbane Festival explodes across the city with a thrilling program of theatre, music, dance, circus, opera and major public events such as Sunsuper Riverfire.Brisbane Festival attracts an audience of around one million people every year.Brisbane Festival has only been annual since 2009, but in that time it’s been embraced by the city and admired by the world.
•To present a Show Case of the Czech theatre
•To introduce the most outstanding and remarkable foreign productions together with a digest of the Czech ones, within a broad thematic and style scale of the scenes (drama, music, dance, puppet or street theatre).
•To collate Czech professional drama art with top productions from abroad, namely from European countries, to draw Czech both theatrical and spectator audience nearer to modern trends of European and world theatre, and thus to contribute to our integration into European structures.
•To create a space for meeting people of theatre among themselves.
Since 1972, the Festival d’Automne à Paris has been accompanying artists by producing and presenting their work. Multi-disciplinary, international and nomadic, it continues to do so in a spirit of faithfulness, openness, and discovery.
Founded in 1967, through the initiative of Mira Trailović and Jovan Ćirilov, BITEF (Belgrade International Theatre Festival) has continually followed and supported the latest theatre trends, becoming thus one of the biggest and the most important European festivals.
Established in 1957, Dublin Theatre Festival is Europe’s longest running theatre festival, running for 3 weeks each autumn. We bring world-class theatre to Dublin, support artists in creating outstanding work and provide a platform to showcase the best of Irish theatre to the world. At the heart of the festival is the city of Dublin – its people and its stories – and a commitment to contributing to the vibrant social and cultural life of our capital. Our mission is to present a programme of exceptional theatrical experiences that will appeal to the diverse communities that make up our city. 2017 marked our 60th anniversary, we have a rich history, with much to celebrate, but we are most excited about is what is yet to come. In the future we want to see more audiences participating in culture and more artists creating bold new work that challenges and inspires.
The SF Fringe is open to all performers and is un-censored and non-curated with performers chosen by lottery. The San Francisco Fringe Festival is produced by EXIT Theatre and is the largest grassroots theater festival in the Bay Area. During the last 26 years the SF Fringe has presented 5,087 performances by 1,080 independent theater companies and hosted thousands of Indie Theater workers on our stages
FringeArts is Philadelphia’s home for contemporary performance, presenting progressive, world-class art that stretches the imagination and boldly defies expectation. As the city’s lead experimenter in the arts, FringeArts exposes audiences to unpredictable dance, theater and music performances by accomplished and emerging innovators who are pushing the boundaries of art-making and redefining the artistic landscape worldwide. Each September, the organization presents the annual Fringe Festival, a 17-day celebration that fills the city’s neighborhoods with more than 1,000 curated and independently produced contemporary performances.
Crossing the Line is an international arts festival for New York City produced by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in partnership with leading cultural institutions. France has a long history of supporting national and international cultural practices, welcoming and nurturing new ideas and influential perspectives from around the world. FIAF, as the leading French cultural institution in the US, critically maintains that practice through the Crossing the Line Festival, presenting leading-edge artists from France and the US alongside their peers from around the world.
A weekend of unpublished ten minute plays submitted in competition by playwrights from the United States, Britain, Australia, and South America. Performed as staged readings by an established group of actors from and around Topanga Canyon, Greater Los Angeles. Free admission to the public. Topanga Actors Company was established in 2015 with the mission of bringing contemporary theater work to local audiences.
The festival features a lively programme of acts by a strong line-up of groups, artists and arts
companies from the province, neighbouring provinces, neighbouring countries and overseas to
showcase dance, music, theatre, storytelling, craft, exhibitions, literature, film and praise
Dublin Fringe Festival is a platform for the best new, emerging Irish arts companies and a showcase for the finest international contemporary performing arts. For artists, Fringe facilitates opportunities to innovate, to cross boundaries and strengthen the conditions in which they work. For audiences, Fringe is the place to discover meaningful, exciting and unforgettable cultural experiences.
A festival organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, which is non-competitive and aims to create a state of communication and dialogue between different peoples and groups from the theater and to perform, in addition to introducing the public in Egypt and the Arab region to the latest trends in the theater scene, and to provide a window from which the playwrights around the world on the latest developments in the theater scene in Egypt and the Arab countries.
Drama Festival is here to promote young film talents in their early days, as well as to encourage short film production as an independent category that involves creators of all ages, and it will always be here to promote and support it.
Renamed from MonoFest to MedreseFest – only with monodrama pieces.
We want to provide arts education for the development of our society through enriching children and the youth by giving them a platform to develop and express themselves through arts and culture and ensuring that arts can be an opportunity for job creation.
Cape Town Fringe is a live multi-arts festival and an annual celebration of local and international creativity, the festival encourages experimentation, collaboration and innovation.
The Festival has always been produced from the collective to the collective, seeking to value the professionals of the performing arts, joining pleasure, reflection and provocation, and bringing the public closer to the artists. The strong vocation of the city for group theater and artistic experimentation was reflected in the constitution of the FIT in a multiplicity of scenic poetics that recognize the richness of difference and help in the realization of an urgent desire to relate to the other.
Porto Alegre em Cena is one of the most important scenic arts festivals in Latin America that in the years of uninterrupted activities has taken the most important artists and groups of the scenic acts from Brazil and the world to the city of Porto Alegre.
The CHANGE was born with the intention of spreading through theaters, squares, streets, creating a greater approximation of the public with its urban spaces, and thus, a greater dialogue between the Theater and the City.
A biannual Festival of theatre, dance, music and performance. During three days, the audience has a choice of five different routes, each one starting at the municipal theatre and then branching out into a range of unusual and exciting spaces in the city of Osnabrück. Each instalment of the Festival has a Motto. This year, the young theatre-makers that form the backbone of the Festival will explore the future of mankind: artificial intelligence, cloning, the future of work etc.
A music festival run by and for people with a range of learning difficulties. Open to the public it has become a much-anticipated event each September.
BOUNCE is the annual arts festival produced by the University of Atypical. Since 2012 Bounce has presented new work by deaf and disabled writers, actors, dancers, musicians, directors and poets, as well as hosting participatory workshops and masterclasses across a range of art forms.
Southbank Centre’s Unlimited Festival is one of the world’s largest disability arts festivals, celebrating the artistic excellence of disabled artists across artforms. The festival programmes work produced as part of the Unlimited commissioning programme (delivered by Shape and Artsadmin) alongside other work by leading disabled artists. It features performances, exhibitions and talks. The festival predominantly showcases UK artists and companies, with some international representation.
International festival committed to making diversity visible. ÍDEM brings together spectators and artists in an effort to develop empathy for our surroundings and contribute to our understanding of today’s world, in order to help to transform the way we look at things and to “resist the false appearances of illusory evidence”.
Oriente Occidente was founded in 1981 to actively strengthen the role of contemporary dance in Italy. As one of the leading European dance festivals, Oriente Occidente hosts artist residencies, seminars, lectures, workshops and performances, which encourage exchange between cultures, genres and languages of contemporary dance. Oriente Occidente hosts leading artists’ and companies’ premieres from all over the world, at the cutting edge of the form. The programme is of the highest quality to promote development, availability and diversity of dance for audiences and mass media.
“Grenzenlos Kultur” is not only Germany’s oldest theatre festival with disabled and non-disabled artists. But also a very lively platform well known beyond the borders of Mainz, which shows unusual, often experimental, mostly socio-politically motivated forms of art and theatre.
Annual festival, theater, dance, music, and author meetings.
With multidisciplinary programming that combines theater, dance, visual arts, performance, music, film and literature, actoral, an international festival, gives to see and hear the diversity and vitality of contemporary creation. Each autumn for three weeks, more than two hundred French and international artists join Marseille to perform.
The Festival, founded in 1961, has grown steadily over the editions. For ten days, the whole city lives to the rhythm of the Festival. The halls, the gymnasiums, the streets, the courts, become so many places of spectacles. All the techniques, all the genres and all the researches are welcomed: from the thread to the sheath, from the shade to the bunraku, from the object to the screen, from the most intimate form to the giant puppet…the traditional spectacles rub shoulders the most modern forms, meeting a wide range of audience.
Kulttuurimylly Festival is the first ever international street theatre and puppetry festival in Eastern Helsinki, Finland. This festival will bring a bright beam of Cuban sunshine to the north as our dear friends and internationally acclaimed artists, puppet master and street theatre wizard Adan Rodriquez & extraordinary musician and magical theatre composer Raul Valdes with their team of street theatre artists from Cuba will join us. The festival programme will include Street Theatre & Puppetry Carnival, Cuban Puppetry and Street Theatre Master Class for professional artists, Art in Suburbs Seminar and other performances, workshops and special events.
ANTI began life in 2002. Held annually in Kuopio, Finland, the city hosts the festival, projects by artists from around the world inhabit the spaces of public life – homes, shops, city squares, business, forests, lakes – and directly engage communities and audiences in the making and showing of their work. The festival is free to attend.
The Festival unites all tendencies of the artistic and theatrical progress. It is shaping a positive image of the city and of the whole country on the international theatrical arena. It also stimulates the development of the theatre in the region. The Festival helps the city to attract tourists to the city and to expose the best pieces of world culture to the audience of our country.
An international event bringing together theatre companies and dance groups from Turkey and abroad with the audience, The Istanbul Theatre Festival was first held in 1989. Once every year, the festival hosts carefully selected companies and artists that open up new horizons for both the audience and the art world by bringing national and international, classical and contemporary renditions to the stage through its unique lens.
The International Festival Divadelna Nitra is the largest theatre festival in Slovakia. It is also one of the most important international activities in the cultural area in Slovakia. Divadelna Nitra is a recognised activity in the European context. It is organised every year towards the end of September since 1992. It is a selective, but non-competitive parade of the top European production focused on mainly the drama/play, susceptible to dance, music, puppet theatre and also the visual theatre. It selects the non-traditional, innovative and inspirational scenic theatre, it informs about the new tendencies and about the new names of the artists. It consists of the rich accompanying and working programme, it offers space to other types of art and to the representation of regional cultural activities.
When the festival Neue Stücke aus Europa (New Plays from Europe) was started in 1992 in Germany in the former capital Bonn, Europe was going through a time of upheaval. The biennale soon grew into one of the most important events for dialogue between European authors. It was a place of discussion, where mutual understanding and the reality of life in Europe could be experienced first-hand.
Greece’s foremost cultural festival and one of the oldest performing arts festivals in Europe (1955), the Athens & Epidaurus Festival annually presents numerous theatre, dance, and music artists, acclaimed in Greece and worldwide, attracting large audiences from around the world.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. Every August for three weeks the city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe. With 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues in 2017 there are quite literally thousands of reasons to visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.
Every year, the Edinburgh International Festival transforms one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The International Festival’s success is built on an uncompromising commitment to virtuosity and originality, inviting some of the finest creators and performers from the worlds of theatre, music, opera and dance to offer a unique experience for audiences.
PWTF fosters and encourages women in the performing arts by offering unique opportunities for exposure, professional and artistic and personal development and a platform for performance.
Theater for the New City presents a lineup of wide-ranging and original theatrical visions embracing drama, poetry, music, and dance. Dream Up Festival consists of performing artists representing theater and performance companies in downtown New York. .
Broadway Bound Theatre Festival was co-founded over coffee in 2016 by Lenore Skomal, Rick Sayers, Abby Judd and Melissa Gordon. Their goal was to create a theatrical celebration of the highest standard which truly valued the playwrights and their work whilst setting a new bar for other indie-festivals. BBTF’s inaugural year saw 20 playwrights develop, hone and produce their new works for a total audience of thousands.
The biennial “Architecture is Art Festival” was initiated and curated by Zuni Icosahedron’s Co-Artistic Director Mathias Woo in 2009. It is the first-ever art festival that links architecture with humanistic spirit as the main theme of the festival, promoting a series of activities on art and design, architecture and urban development.
Theaterfestival Basel presents an international, biennial festival program featuring a range of genres and forms: from city projects to renowned dance and theatre productions, performances, nouveau cirque and installations.
The Eisteddfod is the natural showcase for music, dance, visual arts, literature, original performances and much more. Encompassing all aspects of the arts and culture in Wales, it is an inclusive and welcoming festival, which attracts thousands of Welsh learners and those who do not speak the language as well as Welsh speakers every year.
Cena Contemporánea is the most important stage of Brasilia, with 30 companies per year and an audience of 60,000 people. The festival is celebrated for 13 days with a programme of theater, dance, music, visual arts, workshops, video screenings and discussions, covering a dozen areas of great variety.
Act Alone is dedicated to soloists and solo art in every field.
One of the most vital and dynamic cultural events in Warsaw. Jazz, pop, cabaret revues, theatre, literature, visual arts, history and tradition of Jews, Poland, Warsaw. A wide-ranging offer for children and families.
Meet people from around the world in Toga
Think in Toga with people in the world
See the future from the people of the world and Toga
An international opera and ballet festival in Aspendos.
nternational Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy is the only festival in Poland that rejects the division of genres and currents and does not grade the artists as professionals and amateurs, presenting at the same time the most interesting theatre phenomena which define cultural identity of a modern man. In the events offered such identity is determined by the modern language of art that follows its own ways and search for the references to tradition. Here every year there meet prominent musicians, dancers and masters of word.
We come to the Contemporary Scene, the largest international festival of performing arts in the Midwest and the fifth largest in the country. Always attentive to the commitments to protect individual rights and freedoms, the Festival presents reflective tone, even in arid times for the maintenance of rights that should be innate to society.
BoxFest Detroit is an annual theatre festival that showcases local women identifying directors. It has served and continues to function as a springboard for many women and their directing careers. Directors who have participated in past festivals have gone on to pursue graduate studies at highly competitive universities, become directors at professional theatres, and form their own successful theatre and production companies. BoxFest Detroit’s importance within Michigan’s theatre community was validated when Between The Lines honored the festival with the Critic’s Choice Award at the 2008 Wilde Awards. Every year the winner of the audience vote competition is given the opportunity to direct a show with Planet Ant Theatre’s One Act Series. In 2017 BoxFest Detroit launched a mentorship program, a portion of the festival proceeds go to support at least one director’s participation in this program.
Under the umbrella term DanceAble, Holland Dance Festival aims to put inclusive dance in the Netherlands firmly on the map, reduce barriers and remove prejudices. The festival features workshops, performances and a symposium, featuring both local and international integrated dance companies and experts.
A three day festival showing performing arts with an LGBT+ perspective.
The International Theater Festival of Manizales is a cultural festival that takes place annually in the city of the open doors, located in the region of the Coffee Region of Colombia.
Puppet Theater Festival of Tehran Mobarak is the first international theater festival in Iran, after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Kyoto Experiment: Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival is a theater and dance event held every autumn since 2010 at theaters in Kyoto. It features a wide-ranging lineup of radical artists from Japan and around the world, presenting theater and dance as well as visual art, music, design, and architecture.
Helsinki Festival is the largest arts festival in Finland, organised annually in late summer. The festival’s aim is to make art accessible for all. The programme line-up features classical and world music, theatre, dance, circus and visual arts as well as a range of urban events.
Tampere Theatre Festival is the oldest and the largest professional theatre festival in the Nordic countries, serving as a display window for the most interesting and up-to-the-minute productions in Finnish theatre, and attracting leading international guests from all corners of the globe. Annually in the beginning of August the city of Tampere becomes Finland’s theatre capital as local and international performing arts troupes take over the city’s stages and squares.
The festival programme includes new drama, modernised classics, dance theatre, contemporary circus and street theatre.
SAMPO Festival brings renowned puppet artists from around the world to Helsinki for the third time to perform and take part in workshops and discussions about and around puppetry.
Our program offers memorable, touching and entertaining performances for children and adults. One of the biggest puppetry festivals in Finland, it showcases artists from across the field, different styles of puppetry and visual theatre, and crosses borders between different fields of art. In addition to performances, the program also features workshops and diverse artist meetings.
Founded in 1980 as an annual international meeting of independent theatre groups, the Zürcher Theater Spektakel quickly evolved into a cultural event of international appeal. Today it ranks among the most important European festivals for the contemporary performing arts. This success story has been based on consistent and artistically outstanding programming, a unique atmosphere, the large number of engaged and open-minded spectators. These ingredients have made the Theater Spektakel a popular venue for both renowned and upcoming theatre and dance companies from all over the world.
We believe that THEALTER, which has received the EFFE Label of the European Festivals Association for the second time, continues to be a festival which can cherish its traditions and achievements as well as succeed in renewing itself so that it can always offer more to its audience and the theatre community. During these 9 days, we offer about 60 events at 11 venues, including 5 premieres, 7 Hungarian premieres, open-air performances, a show for children, and Q and A’s with artists, so hopefully everyone will find something to their liking. We are certain that our programme series will again be full of surprises and unforgettable moments.
Toronto Fringe was founded by a cluster of local indie artists in 1989 to offer the “fringes” of the performing arts community a platform to create art at a grassroots level. It’s theatre by the people, for the people.
The Festival successfully brings together a general public and international creation for an original alliance. Avignon is also a state of mind: the city is an open-air forum where festival-goers discuss the shows and share their experiences as spectators. For a month, everyone can have access to a contemporary and living culture.
During this 4-day carnival, the most beautiful and renowned squares and streets of Krakow turn into theatre mansions full of artistic feats, thrills, and emotions (The Main Market Square, The Small Market Square, The Szczepanski Square, The Podgorski Market Square). Actors, jugglers, dancers and mime artists also annex The Jan Nowak Jezioranski Square beside the Galeria Krakowska shopping center, and the youngest members of the audience are invited to a circus tent in The Szczepanski Square where clowns and puppeteers run workshops and present their shows. Tightrope walkers, illusionists, and stilt walkers also appear. The rich program of the festival is delivered by both Polish and foreign groups.Website: http://www.teatrkto.pl
The international Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival is one of the key events in European theatre, bringing together performances, workshops and meetings with artists from every corner of the world. The Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival showcases today’s most interesting theatrical trends inspired by the works of Shakespeare. Since 1997, it has been taking place annually with the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre (from 2008) and the Theatrum Gedanense Foundation as the main organisers of the event.
Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events. We bring together artists from different art forms and backgrounds to create dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking new work, which we stage in a rich tapestry of venues across Greater Manchester – from theatres, galleries and concert halls to railway depots, churches and car parks. We work closely with venues, festivals and other cultural organisations around the world, whose financial and creative input helps to make many of our projects possible and guarantees that they have a life after each Festival has ended.
CLAW – Contemporary Latin American Writers – Festival is a week-long initiative designed to confront London’s audiences with the vibrant talent driving the new creative scene from Latin America.
Founded in 2001, Rebel Verses is a 2-week festival of performances by some of the best youth companies in NYC & beyond. This festival was born out of the dire need here in New York City for new voices in theater. It is a journey into the unapologetic, unrestrainable creativity of the next generation. Since the festival’s inception, REBEL VERSES has provided youth companies with the opportunity to collaborate and network with their peers and prominent artists, encouraging the development of new works in theatre through this two-week event.
NYMF is the largest annual musical theater festival in America. Each summer the Festival presents productions, concerts, readings and special events in the heart of New York City’s Theater District. NYMF is musical theater’s answer to the independent film movement, combining a grassroots festival model with a technical framework geared specifically to musicals. Located in the heart of the world’s largest theater district – midtown Manhattan, the Festival provides or subsidizes all the key components needed to realize a show, from theaters and technical equipment to marketing, industry and audience outreach, giving independent artists and emerging producers resources and opportunities they couldn’t otherwise access or afford, and giving rise to dozens of new works each summer.
Since 1996, Lincoln Center Festival has presented visionary international programming of dance, music, opera, and theater by artists from more than 50 countries. To date, the Festival has presented more than 137 premieres, with emphasis on contemporary artists and multidisciplinary works.
CATF’s commitment to new work is an annual festival of new plays by American playwrights, most often premieres or second or third productions. CATF focuses on plays that deal with contemporary issues that boldly challenge and entertain audiences.
The Children’s Musical Theater Festival (CMTF) is a nine-day, performance based theater program for students ages 8-18. CMTF provides the unique opportunity for aspiring young actors to originate roles in new works by up-and-coming musical theater writers or create roles in new student versions of established musicals. It also provides theater writers with the opportunity, space and resources to develop and showcase new family-friendly musicals.
The Vrystaat Arts Festival • Tsa-Botjhaba is an Afrikaans language festival that forges creative connections with English and Sotho cultures. We contribute to the exchange of ideas around arts, culture and society through connections with other national and international creative communities.
Each year the festival grows, acquiring its own multicultural character, hosting theatre groups coming from different cultural backgrounds and it is now widely acknowledged as one of the most important cultural institutions of our island.
Sophisticated music theater, the best entertainment for a large audience and lasting moments in the open air belong together at the Bregenz Festival. The largest floating stage in the world is the main attraction of the summer festival, which attracts more than 200,000 visitors each year in July and August.
The multidisciplinary Galway International Arts Festival takes place each July in Galway, Ireland and covers a range of art forms. In 2018, The Guardian named the festival as one of the Top 5 Summer Festivals in Europe.
George Town Festival delivers an entirely new way of experiencing arts to everyone. The festival embodies the idea of making arts accessible to all, regardless of age or background.
Kalamata International Dance Festival features leading Greek and international artists will be showing their work to art lovers from all over the world.
Rick Rika Festa (official name: International Children’s and Youth Theater Festival Okinawa) is an international performing arts festival for families that is held in Okinawa every summer since 2005.
Through excellent international drama performances and communications, children’s drama seminars and various drama activities, China Children’s Theatre Festival has become an important window to display domestic and foreign drama achievements; provided a great platform to promote the developments and communications, as well as a new bridge to gather strength and supports.
In July each year, Porto Velho will become the capital of street theater!
The curators thought this festival and that the political character of this space intends to establish itself, not through a directing of the gaze to works created or necessarily oriented toward the political question directly, but, rather, through a look at culture, and above all the radical, urgent and pulsating aspect of art, as something in itself political.
The International Festival of University Theater in Blumenau is one of the most important events of teaching, research and extension of the calendar of the Brazilian and South American university theater, either for its bold nature or for its permanence and regularity.
Started in 2007 by disability parent organization Barlicka the festival aims at artists with disability in Eastern Slovakia, often coming from state institutions. Very often this is their only chance to perform.
Since 2003, the Clin d’Oeil Festival has been organized every two years by the association CinéSourds, whose mission is to introduce the Sign Language in all the diversity of its culture and artistic forms.
Every year since 1948, the Festival of Aix-en-Provence is dedicated to presenting a program of great diversity: opera productions, works of youth and celebrities Mozart’s operas, contemporary creations, rediscovery of Baroque masterpieces, chamber operas, not to mention exceptional concert posters.
8th, 9th and 10th July 1999: the first edition of Crater Surfaces, the first festival devoted to street arts in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Denis Lafaurie, the director of Crater, the national scene in Alès, where to go to take your place. Moreover, he wanted to prove that the role of the actor on the streets is just as significant as their role in the theater room. During the first few years, an annual theme was chosen: ‘mechanical structures,’ ‘family meeting,’ ‘movement,’ ‘a strange atmosphere,’ ‘and’ back to the place. ‘ Since 2010, the festival has become international and has made its name as “Alès international outdoor festival”.
The precursor to Finnish city festivals, Jyväskylän Kesä has strived throughout its history to stay ahead of its time and try new things. At the core of our multidisciplinary art programme are classy and interesting performances best experienced on the spot.
The International Alternative Theatre Festival – PUF is one of the most popular alternative theater festivals in this part of Europe. During the 20 years of its existence some 200 hundred plays have been performed, as well as over 100 accompanying programs (exhibitions, performances, concerts). This festival attracts participants from all over the world.
The performances take place at different locations around the city and are all free. Part of the program takes place at the Rojc Community Center.
The quadrennial exhibitions, festivals, and educational programs act as a global catalyst of creative progress by encouraging experimentation, networking, innovation, and future collaborations. PQ aims to honor, empower and celebrate the work of designers, artists and architects while inspiring and educating audiences, who are the most essential element of any live performance.
Malta Festival Poznań takes place at a special time, when the world around us – the near, local, and global reality – is falling apart into many non-matching narratives and images. Although, as Europeans, inhabitants of democratic countries, we are used to believe that we live in the most peaceful times since the end of World War II, the conflict determines the dynamics of our lives, social relations, possibilities.
LIFT has been at the forefront of ground-breaking international theatre since 1981, making and supporting radically open work that disrupts convention, has the power to unite strangers, celebrates our shared humanity and explores the political and social urgencies of our times.
The Planet Connections Festivity is New York’s premiere socially-conscious arts festival. The Festivity is designed to invoke the power of art in motivating philanthropy, community outreach and social change. Within the Festivity are multiple theater, film and music festivals. Planet Connections’ artists use their work to shed light on the causes that matter, while inspiring audiences to get involved. All of our artists raise awareness for an organization/topic of their own selection. We are also the country’s first eco-friendly arts festivity as all our artists work to create eco-concious art by revising their marketing, design and rehearsal techniques. Planet Connections artists are introduced to a community of like-minded theater makers, film makers and music makers. The relationships formed during the festivity allow our artists to find new audiences and forge new partnerships.
San Diego International Fringe Festival is a non-profit project of CONTACT ARTS, in association with the Actors Alliance of San Diego, designed to help provide a platform for artists while also helping the community as a whole – boosting arts and culture within the gorgeous City of San Diego. During the festival, artists from across the United States and around the world participate alongside homegrown talent, in art forms spanning from theatre, buskers/street performers, cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, poetry, spoken word, puppetry, music, visual art, design & open to any other type of artsyness not listed.
For 22 years, the Festival has delighted audiences with an outstanding mix of entertaining and inspiring programs. Internationally acclaimed dance, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking circus, ground-breaking theatre and engaging speakers define the Festival as our region’s premier arts and culture destination. The June Festival boasts over 170 events and at least 85% are totally free. Year-round programs include special town-hall events, a fellowship program for youth, planning and implementing mini-festivals in inner-city neighborhoods, and our Visionary Leadership Award. Each year we welcome artists and speakers from all over the world – Angelique Kidjo, Bristol Old Vic, Handspring Puppet Company, Rosanne Cash, Little Richard,The National Theatre of Scotland, Yo-Yo Ma, Druid Theatre, Kronos Quartet, Spike Lee, and Salman Rushdie have all shared their talents and ideas. New Haven’s walkable historic downtown core and warm June weather forms the perfect backdrop for this highly accessible, international event.
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. Each June during the Hollywood Fringe, the arts infiltrate the Hollywood neighborhood: fully equipped theaters, parks, clubs, churches, restaurants and other unexpected places host hundreds of productions by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers.
Participation in the Hollywood Fringe is completely open and uncensored. This free-for-all approach underlines the festival’s mission to be a platform for artists without the barrier of a curative body. By opening the gates to anyone with a vision, the festival is able to exhibit the most diverse and cutting-edge points-of-view the world has to offer. Additionally, by creating an environment where artists must self-produce their work, the Fringe motivates its participants to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurialism in the arts.
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is a non-profit company. The festival gives 100% of box office revenue back to participating artists and venues—that’s over 2.8 million dollars since the inaugural festival in 2010.
Our mission is to create bold, innovative, and authentic theatre that engages a diverse, multi-generational community, and economically diverse region: enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring our audience through the celebration of great plays. We aim to redefine the landscape of theatre by presenting thought-provoking productions drawn from the new and classic canon, as well as through the development of new plays, new audiences, and new artists for the future of American theater. We produce theatre that matters.
Immerse yourself in North America’s premier celebration of Early Music, with eight days of GRAMMY-winning opera, thrilling concerts, the world-famous Exhibition, and more!
The festival brings the world of Early Music together in Boston for a weeklong celebration.
We choose: Unconventional theatre, Intersections of artistic and social practices, hybrids of forms, genres, techniques
We prefer: process over result, experiment over production, documenting new experiences over illusions, partnership over genius, noname over star power.
The Sibiu International Theatre Festival represents, besides a celebration of arts, a perfect combination of theatre, dance, circus, movie, book, conferences, exhibitions, performance, music, and an opportunity to learn and perfect themselves for thousands of Romanian and international volunteers who have joined the event annually, forming, sometimes, lifelong friendships.
The Cradle of Creativity comprised a Festival, a Conference and a World Congress, all dedicated to theatre for young audiences.
World-class theatre — in blissful Niagara wine country. 13 plays on 3 stages, April to December, plus countless events & activities. Ready?
The Liège Festival is a biennale that brings together more than 15,000 spectators at each of its editions and has today acquired, through its collaborations with numerous operators around the world, a reputation that goes far beyond our borders.
It offers an often singular program of theater, dance and music from around the world and is a real moment of discovery of different cultures, a real window widely open to the world.
HKAF launched in 1973 and is a major international arts festival committed to enriching the cultural life of the city by presenting leading local and international artists in all genres of the performing arts as well as a diverse range of educational events in February and March each year.
During 1407 festival days, Sarajevo Winter has 4,327 programmes with more than 3.560.000 visitors and 44,100 participants. Festival “Sarajevo Winter” keeps rolling during all upcoming years, without a break and it has become a symbol of life, freedom, creativity and became a meeting point of diverse and different cultures and civilizations of the world.
Materia Prima presents surprising and revealing performances, in which the theatre combines with a new circus and dance theatre, dance intermingles with multimedia, as well as forms of puppet theatre, masks and shadows, where actors’ acting often contradicts the principles of physics and where the imagination has no limits. The Festival program consists of attractive, phenomenal performances and perfectly performed performances.
For three wild weeks in January, One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, is where the action is. It’s a chance to watch touring performances from across Canada, acclaimed international shows, and new and experimental work from artists here in Calgary. The programming is bold, cutting-edge, funny, frank, and full of heart. There’s theatre, dance, music, film, free lunchtime concerts, late-night cabarets, and so much more.
The Demoludy International Theater Festival, organized continuously since 2007, was created from the idea of building a platform for dialogue between artists and artists from Central and Eastern Europe. During the decade, we presented nearly 70 theater performances and 30 performative readings.
October , Baltic House Theatre-festival, Saint Petersburg, Russia
July , Pohjoisranta 11, Pori, Finland
December , Bungalow 57, 1st floor, Aram Nagar Part 1, Seven Bungalows, Versova, Andheri West
November , Kielce, Poland, Europe
July , Cividale del Friuli, Italy
July , Ramallah, Palestine
July , Amherst, Massachusetts
July , Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
July , Santa Maria Reggiana, Italy
June , Amsterdam, Holland
June , Italy, Europe
June , Ottawa, Canada, North America
June , Adelaide, Australia, Oceania
June , Cork, Ireland
June , Florianopolis, Brazil, South America
June , Wrocław, Poland
June , Toruń, Poland
June , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America
June , Teófilo Rocha, Brazil, South America
June , Imatra, Finland
June , Valdez, Alaska
June , Blue Lake, California, United States
June , Wales, United Kingdom
June , Glasgow, Scotland
June , Berne, Switzerland
June , Malmö, Sweden
June , Barcelona, Spain
June , Rome, Italy
June , Milan, Italy
June , Reutlingen, Germany
June , Linz, Austria
June , Nami Island, South Korea
June , Makhanda, South Africa
June , New York, United States
June , New York, United States
June , Hong Kong, China
June , Bodrum, Turkey
June , Montpellier, France
June , Marseille, France
June , Lille, France
June , New York, United States
June , New York, United States
June , New York, United States
June , Hanko, Finland
June , Helsinki, Finland
June , Bratislava, Europe
June , Imatra, Finland
June , Kaukonen, Finland
June , Varna, Bulgaria
June , Grahamstown, South Africa
May , Brussels, Belgium
May , Montreal, Quebec, Canada
May , Vancouver, BC, Canada
May , Prague, Czechia
May , Berlin, Germany
May , Pasadena, California, United States
May , Omaha, Nebraska, United States
May , Muncie, Indiana, United States
May , Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe
May , Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Europe
May , New York, United States. North America
May , Cardiff, United Kingdom, London
May , Taipei, Taiwan, Asia
May , Seoul, Korea, Asia
May , Colombo, India, Asia
May , Rzeszow, Poland
May , Xi'an, China, Asia
May , Porto, Portugal
May , Québec, Canada, North America
May , Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
May , Narodno Sabranie Square Sofia, Bulgaria 1000
May , Pier Werks, 21-22 Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1EL
May , Scotland
May , Liverpool, England
May , Geneva, Switzerland
May , Basel, Switzerland
May , Zürich, Switzerland
May , València, Spain
May , Segovia, Spain
May , Seville, Spain
May , Madrid, Spain
May , Mainz, Germany
May , Berlin, Germany
May , Southbank Centre, London, England
May , Cologne, Germany
May , Villeurbanne, France
May , Singapore, Malaysia
May , Montreal, Canada
May , Paris, France
May , Paris, France
May , Montpellier, France
May , Moscow, Russia
May , Bergen, Norway
April , Berlin, Germany
April , New York, United States
April , Jelenia Góra, Poland
April , London, United Kingdom, Europe
April , Mpumalanga, South Africa, Africa
April , Slovakia, Europe
April , Shizuoka, Japan, Asia
April , Mariwan, Iran, Asia
April , Konya, Turkey, Eurasia
April , Ankara, Turkey, Eurasia
April , Szczecin, Poland
April , Opole, Poland
April , Canterbury, United Kingdom
April , Madrid, Spain
April , New York, United States
April , Debrecen, Hungary
April , Livingstone, Zambia
April , Gaborone, Botswana
April , New York, United States
April , Shizuoka, Japan
April , Stratford, Ontario, Canada
April , New York, United States
April , Harare, Zimbabwe
March , Auckland, New Zealand
March , Adelaide, Australia
March , Bogotá, Colombia
March , São Paulo, Brazil, South America
March , Moscow, Russia, Europe
March , Lima, Peru, South America
March , Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan, Asia
March , Ankara, Turkey, Eurasia
March , Paraná, Brazil, South America
March , Łódź, Poland
March , Wroclaw, Poland
March , Capetown, South Africa
March , Lagos, Nigeria
March , Dunedin, New Zealand
March , Toronto, Canada
March , Cairo, Egypt
March , London, United Kingdom
March , Cairo, Egypt
March , Brussels, Belgium
March , Cairo, Egypt
March , Alexandrinsky Theatre, Ostrovsky Square 6, Saint Petersburg, Russia
March , Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
February , Perth, Australia
February , Toronto, Canada, North America
February , Mumbai, India, Asia
February , Yokohama, Japan, Asia
February , Campinas, Brazil, South America
February , Lago Sul Brasilia, Brazil, South America
February , Manama, Bahrain, Asia
February , Lisbon, Portugal
February , Beirut, Lebanon
February , Jos, Nigeria
February , Amsterdam, Netherlands
February , New Dehli, India
February , Ottawa, ON, Canada
January , Cracow, Poland
January , Hamilton, Bermuda
January , Sydney, Australia
January , New York, United States
January , New York, United States
January , Mysuru, India, Asia
January , Melbourne, Australia, Oceania
January , New York, United States, North America
January , Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America
January , Pernambuco, Brazil, South America
January , Singapore, Asia
January , Santiago, Chile, South America
January , Singapore, Malaysia
January , Roubaix, France
January , Chicago, United States
January , Houston, Texas, United States
January , New York, United States
January , Kerala, India
January , London, United Kingdom
December , New Dehli, India, Asia
December , Kraków, Poland
December , New Delhi, India
November , Europe
November , San Francisco, California, United States, North America
November , Mumbai, India, Asia
November , Israel, Asia
November , Estonia, Europe
November , Bangkok, Thailand, Asia
November , Pune, India, Asia
November , Hanoi, Vietnam, Asia
November , Oeste Paulista, Brazil, South America
November , Fortaleza, Brazil, South America
November , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America
November , Thessaloniki, Greece, Europe
November , Cluj-Napoca, Romania
November , London, United Kingdom
November , Barcelona, Spain
November , Barcelona, Spain
November , Turku, Finland
November , Rouen, Normandy, France
November , Tampere, Finland
November , Guwhati, Assam, India
November , Yaoundé, Cameroon
November , Kampala, Uganda
November , Mumbai, India
November , Dresden, Germany
November , Loja, Equador
November , Santiago, Chile
October , Tokyo, Japan
October , Munich, Germany
October , Lulin, Poland
October , Wroclaw, Poland
October , New York, United States
October , Sweden, Europe
October , Australia, Oceania
October , Ottawa, Canada, North America
October , New York, United States, North America
October , Madrid, Spain, Europe
October , Beijing, China, Asia
October , Warsaw, Poland
October , Bydgoszcz, Poland
October , Guanajuato, Mexico, North America
October , Shanghai, China, Asia
October , Hong Kong, China, Asia
October , Patras, Greece, Europe
October , South America
October , Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America
October , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America
October , Londrina, Brazil, South America
October , Florianópolis, Brazil, South America
October , Badajoz, Spain, Europe
October , Maribor, Slovenia
October , Cádiz, Spain
October , Île-de-France, France
October , Lagos, Nigera
October , Seoul, South Korea
October , Melbourne, Australia
October , New York, United States
October , London, United Kingdom
October , Brussels, Belgium
October , Los Angeles, California, United States
October , Wuzhen, China
October , Moscow, Russia
October , Thessaloniki, Greece
September , Sarajevo, Bosnia
September , TbilIsi, Georgia
September , Brisbane, Australia
September , Pilsen, Czechia
September , Paris, France
September , Belgrade, Serbia
September , Dublin, Ireland
September , San Francisco, California, United States
September , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
September , New York, United States
September , Topanga, California
September , Wushwini, South Africa, Africa
September , Dublin, Ireland
September , Cairo, Egypt, Africa
September , Athens, Greece, Europe
September , Izmir, Turkey, Eurasia
September , Katutura, Namibia, Africa
September , Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
September , Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America
September , Porto Alegre, Brazil, South America
September , Brazil, South America
September , Osnabrück, Germany
September , Northampton, United Kingdom
September , Belfast, United Kingdom
September , London, United Kingdom
September , Madrid, Spain
September , Rovereto, Province of Trento, Italy
September , Mainz, Germany
September , Limousin, France
September , Marseille, France
September , Charleville-Mézières, France
September , Helsinki, Finland
September , Kuopio, Finland
September , Lviv, Ukraine
September , Istanbul, Turkey
September , Nitra, Slovakia
August , Wiesbaden, Germany
August , Epidaurus, Greece
August , Edinburgh, Scotland
August , Edinburgh, Scotland
August , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
August , New York, United States
August , New York, United States
August , Hong Kong, China, Asia
August , Basel, Switzerland, Europe
August , Wales, United Kingdom, Europe
August , Brasilia, Brazil, South America
August , Iceland, Europe
August , Warsaw, Poland
August , Togamura, Japan, Asia
August , Aspendos, Turkey, Eurasia
August , Łódź, Poland
August , Brasília, Brazil, South America
August , Detroit, USA
August , The Hague, Netherlands
August , Stockholm, Sweden
August , Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
August , Tehran, Iran
August , Kyoto, Japan
August , Helsinki, Finland
August , Tampere, Finland
August , Helsinki, Finland
August , Zurich, Switzerland
August , Szeged, Hungary
July , Toronto, Ontario, Canada
July , Avignon, France
July , Krakow, Poland
July , Gdańsk, Poland
July , Manchester, United Kingdom
July , London, United Kingdom
July , New York, United States
July , New York, United States
July , New York, United States
July , Shepherdstown, West Virginia, United States
July , New York, United States
July , Vrystaat, South Africa, Africa
July , Cyprus, Europe
July , Bregenz, Austria, Europe
July , Galway, Ireland
July , Penang, Malaysia, Asia
July , Kalamata, Greece, Europe
July , Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, Asia
July , China, Asia
July , Porto Velho, Brazil, South America
July , Duque de Caxias, Brazil, South America
July , Blumenau, Brazil, South America
July , Prešov, Slovakia
July , Reims, France
July , Aix-en-Provence, France
July , Alès, France
July , Jyväskylä, Finland
July , Pula, Croatia
June , Prague, Czechia
June , Malta, Poland
June , London, United Kingdom
June , New York, United States
June , San Diego, California, United States
June , New Haven, Conneticut, United States
June , Hollywood, California, United States
June , Dorset, Vermont, United States
June , Boston, Massachusetts, United States
June , Moscow, Russia
June , Sibiu, Romania
May , Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
April , Niagra-on-the-lake, Ontario, Canada
February , Liège, Belgium
February , Hong Kong, China
February , Sarajevo, Bosnia
February , Cracow, Poland
January , Calgary, Alberta, Canada
November , Olsztyn, Poland