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.
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 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.
The annual Bard SummerScape festival features seven weeks of world-class opera, theater, dance, cabaret, film, and music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November , Kielce, Poland, Europe
June , Amsterdam, Holland
June , Italy, Europe
June , Florianopolis, Brazil, South America
June , New York, United States
June , Bodrum, Turkey
May , Omaha, Nebraska, United States
May , Cardiff, United Kingdom, London
May , Pier Werks, 21-22 Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1EL
May , Villeurbanne, France
May , Montpellier, France
April , Mpumalanga, South Africa, Africa
April , Gaborone, Botswana
March , Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan, Asia
March , Ankara, Turkey, Eurasia
March , Wroclaw, Poland
March , Dunedin, New Zealand
February , Beirut, Lebanon
October , Australia, Oceania
October , Madrid, Spain, Europe
October , Hong Kong, China, Asia
October , Seoul, South Korea
September , Porto Alegre, Brazil, South America
September , Brazil, South America
August , Hong Kong, China, Asia
August , Basel, Switzerland, Europe
August , Warsaw, Poland
August , Kyoto, Japan
July , Manchester, United Kingdom
July , London, United Kingdom
July , Vrystaat, South Africa, Africa
July , Penang, Malaysia, Asia
June , San Diego, California, United States
June , Moscow, Russia
February , Hong Kong, China
February , Sarajevo, Bosnia