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.