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International Theatre and Arts Festivals

International theatre and arts festivals with strong Irish connections including those that have previously attended ITI’s flagship networking events Information Toolbox and International Theatre eXchange.

  • 24:7 Theatre Festival

    The 24:7 Theatre Festival is a unique event, helping to promote and develop new 1-hour plays, as well as the emerging talent of writers, directors, actors, producers and technicians. It has been seen annually since 2004 and in that time some 166 productions have been seen in non-theatre spaces across Manchester, including hotels, bars and,… Read More

    24:7 Headquarters, Astley & Byrom House
    21-23 Quay Street
    Manchester M3 3JD
    United Kingdom
    T +44 845 408 4101
    E info@247theatrefestival.co.uk
    W www.247theatrefestival.co.uk

  • 4+4 Days In Motion

    Four Days is the non-profit, non-governmental association which since 1996 has organized the international theatre festival 4+4 Days in Motion (4+4 dny v pohybu) and has also arranged number of unique international projects and cultural exchanges. Four Days has organized 17 international theatre festivals, workshops with lectors from European countries, international site specific projects, co-production… Read More

    Ctyri dny c/o Divadelní ústav Praha
    Celetná 17
    110 00 Praha 1
    Czech Republic
    T +420 224 809 116
    E fourdays@theatre.cz
    W www.ctyridny.cz

  • Aarhus Festival

    Aarhus Festival is among the largest cultural events in Scandinavia and showcases local, national and international artists. It is highly esteemed and recognized both in Denmark and abroad. For 10 days every year in August – September the streets and alleys, clubs, stages, galleries and museums of Aarhus are teeming with entertainment and art. The… Read More

    Vester Allé 3
    DK - 8000 Aarhus C
    T +45 87308300
    E mail@aarhusfestuge.dk
    W aarhusfestuge.dk

  • Adelaide Festival

    For more than 50 years Adelaide Festival audiences have delighted in an outstanding mix of inspiring, challenging and entertaining artists and performers. This vital and prestigious celebration of art from around the globe has defined South Australia as the nation’s premier festival state. With internationally acclaimed theatre productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking… Read More

    Level 9
    33 King William Street
    Adelaide SA
    T +61 (0) 8 8216 4444
    E info@adelaidefestival.com.au
    W www.adelaidefestival.com.au

  • Adelaide Festival Centre

    Adelaide Festival Centre offers a diverse programme of festival quality shows for a broad range of tastes and budgets throughout the year.

    Festival Drive, off King William Road
    South Australia, 5000
    T +61 (0)8 8216 8600
    E feedback@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au
    W www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

  • Alkantara Festival

    Alkantara is an association based in Lisbon, dedicated to the development of the performing arts in Portugal and in an international context. Its work is motivated by a worldview mindful of difference and a less Eurocentric vision of contemporary artistic creation. The alkantara festival is an intense program of performing arts held in Lisbon. A… Read More

    Calçada Marquês de Abrantes,99
    1200-718 Lisbon
    T +35 121 3152 267
    E alkantara@alkantara.pt
    W www.alkantara.pt

  • American Dance Festival

    Since 1934, ADF has remained committed to serving the needs of dance, dancers, choreographers, and professionals in dance-related fields. Remaining true to the goals of its founding artists, ADF’s programs are developed based on its mission: to encourage and support the creation and presentation of new modern dance work by both established and emerging choreographers,… Read More

    715 Broad Street
    Durham, NC 27705
    North Carolina
    United States
    T +1 919 684 6402
    E adf@americandancefestival.org
    W americandancefestival.org

  • Aprilfestival: Theatre for Young Audiences

    Aprilfestival, formerly known as “Festival – Theatre for Young Audiences”, is organized by Teatercentrum and takes place every year for a whole week in April in a different hosting municipality. The very first Festival was held in 1971. 15 theatres participated with 25 different shows. Today the Festival is the world’s largest festival of its… Read More

    Teatercentrum in Denmark
    Farvergade 10, 5th floor
    1463 Copenhagen K
    T +45 35 30 44 00
    E info@teatercentrum.dk
    W www.info.aprilfestival.dk

  • Auckland Arts Festival

    The Auckland Arts Festival is Auckland’s premier festival of New Zealand and international arts. The globally-recognised event celebrates people and culture, and showcases the cultural diversity and vibrant energy of New Zealand’s largest city. Since the inaugural event in 2003, the Auckland Arts Festival has welcomed over a million attendees. Held in March over 19… Read More

    Level 5, Wellesley Centre
    44-52 Wellesley Street
    Auckland City 1010
    New Zealand
    T +64 (0)9 309 0101
    E info@aaf.co.nz
    W www.aucklandfestival.co.nz

  • Baltoscandal Festival

    The performing arts festival “Baltoscandal” which takes place in Rakvere on July 2-5 introduces the most exotic blooms of contemporary theatre both from Estonia and abroad.

    Fondation Rakvere Theatre House Kreutzwaldi 2a
    44314 Rakvere
    T +372 32 95 451
    W www.baltoscandal.ee


    Ilije Garašanina 24
    T +381 11 3238 341
    E office@belef.org
    W www.belef.org

  • Bergen International Festival

    The Bergen International Festival presents art in all its guises: music, theatre, dance, opera and visual art. The Bergen International Festival (Festspillene i Bergen) was established in 1953 and is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries. In 2015 the festival takes place from 27 May to 10 June. The festival is under… Read More

    Vaskerelvsmauet 6
    5014 Bergen
    T +47 55 21 06 30
    E info@fib.no
    W www.fib.no

  • Berliner Festspiele

    Throughout the year, the Berliner Festspiele put on a wealth of imaginative and intelligent festivals, excellent exhibition projects and individual events in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Berlin-Wilmersdorf and the Martin-Gropuis-Bau within walking distance of Potsdamer Platz. The Festspiele sees itself as a part of a worldwide network of working artists and host institutions… Read More

    Schaperstraße 24
    10719 Berlin
    T +49 30 254 89 0
    E info@berlinerfestspiele.de
    W www.berlinerfestspiele.de

  • Brighton Festival

    Brighton Festival is the biggest annual mixed arts festival in England and is one of the country’s leading festivals commissioning and producing a wide range of diverse work across three weeks each May.

    12a Pavilion Buildings
    Castle Square
    Brighton BN1 1EE
    United Kingdom
    T +44 (0)1273 700747
    E info@brightonfestival.org
    W www.brightonfestival.org

  • Brighton Fringe

    Brighton Fringe is the largest arts festival in England and one of the largest fringe festivals in the world. It sets out to stimulate, educate and entertain a wide audience by providing a showcase for diverse art forms. Everyone can take part, in fact, whilst enjoying a friendly and supportive environment. And all this in… Read More

    5 Palace Place
    East Sussex BN1 1EF
    United Kingdom
    T +44 (0)1273 764907
    E participantservices@brightonfringe.org
    W www.brightonfringe.org

  • Brisbane Festival

    Brisbane Festival is a world class international arts festival that explodes onto the scene every September with an exciting programme of music, thatre, dance, comedy, opera, circus and much more.

    Level 1
    9 Wilson Street
    West End QLD 4101
    T +61 (0)7 3833 5400
    E brisbanefestival@brisbanefestival.com.au
    W www.brisbanefestival.com.au

  • Buxton Opera Festival

    Recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s leading arts festivals, Buxton Festival is a summer celebration of the very best opera, music and literature at the heart of the beautiful Peak District. Buxton is one of the only festivals to specialise in producing rarely-performed operas by major composers which form the core of… Read More

    Festival Office, 3 The Square
    Derbyshire, SK17 6AZ
    United Kingdom
    T +44 (0)1298 70395
    E info@buxtonfestival.co.uk
    W www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

  • Canada Dance Festival (CDF)

    The Canada Dance Festival (CDF) is a presenter of Canadian dance, a community leader and a catalyst for the development of the art form, of emerging and established artists and new audiences. As a national organization that presents live dance performances, our activities reflect the diverse cultural and regional landscape of the country and foster… Read More

    PO Box 1376
    Station B? Ottawa
    ON K1P 5R4
    T +1 613 947 7000
    E cdffdc@nac-cna.ca
    W canadadance.ca

  • China Shanghai International Arts Festival

    China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF)is the only state-level International Arts Festival hosted by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and organized by Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. Since 1999, CSIAF, observing the commitment to both innovation and the classics, has successfully been held for 13 years in a row.

    24th Floor, Yihai Building
    No.211 Kangding Road
    T (0086) 021 6272 0346
    E info@artsbird.com
    W www.artsbird.com/en/
    Dates Annual: October/November

  • Christchurch Arts Festival

    PO Box 705
    Christchurch 8140
    New Zealand
    T +64 (0)3 365 2223
    E admin@artsfestival.co.nz
    W www.artsfestival.co.nz

  • Dance Umbrella

    Dance Umbrella is London’s international dance festival, celebrating 21st century choreography across the capital. Founded in 1978, Dance Umbrella is internationally recognised for its annual festival which takes place each October. In addition, projects supporting artists and engaging the public with choreography now take place year-round. To date, Dance Umbrella has reached audiences of over… Read More

    1 Brewery Square
    SE1 2LF
    United Kingdom
    T +44 (0)20 7407 1200
    E mail@danceumbrella.co.uk
    W danceumbrella.co.uk

  • Danz Festival Lëtzebuerg

    E info@danzfestival.lu
    W www.danzfestival.lu

  • Dialog-Wroclaw International Theatre Festival

    In The Lucifer Effect, a fascinating and, at the same time, terrifying study of evil, Philip Zimbardo, a brilliant American social psychologist, asks a seemingly banal and yet important question – important, if we want to understand the nature of relations within society today – about what we need, in our hate of other human… Read More

    Wroclaw Rynek 7-9 [1 floor]
    T +48 71 777 87 43
    E office@dialogfestival.pl
    W dialogfestival.pl

  • Divadelná Nitra International Theatre Festival

    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… Read More

    Svätoplukovo nám. 4
    950 53 Nitra
    T +421 37 652 4 870
    E nitrafest@nitrafest.sk
    W www.nitrafest.sk

  • Dschungel Wien

    Dschungel Wien Theatre for Young Audiences is keen to point out the diversity of theater forms and approaches to performing arts to promote young talents and to strengthen the national and international exchange in the field of performing arts for young audiences and support.

    Theaterhaus für junges Publikum
    MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1
    A-1070 Wien
    T +43 1 522 07 20 19
    E office@dschungelwien.at
    W www.dschungelwien.at

  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe

    The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city.

    180 High Street
    EH1 1QS
    United Kingdom
    T +44 (0)131 226 0026
    E admin@edfringe.com
    W www.edfringe.com

  • Edinburgh International Festival

    Every August, the Edinburgh International Festival transforms one of the world’s most beautiful cities, presenting three exhilarating weeks of the finest creators and performers from the worlds of the arts – for everyone.

    The Hub
    Edinburgh EH1 2NE
    United Kingdom
    T +44 (0)131 473 2099
    E performing@eif.co.uk
    W www.eif.co.uk

  • Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

    The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is an 11-day event, anchored in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona district, showcasing a variety of independent theatre performances from more than 1,200 local, national and international artists. Along with the Festival’s diverse theatre offerings, the Fringe features an abundance of outdoor fun.

    Fringe Theatre Adventures
    10330 - 84 Ave. Edmonton
    Alberta T6E 2G9
    T +1 780 448 9000
    E fta@fringetheatre.ca
    W www.fringetheatre.ca

  • euro-scene Leipzig: Festival of contemporary European Theatre

    This year’s concept is Transit: Theatre and dance from the old and the new Europe.

    Gottschedstraße 16
    D-04109 Leipzig
    T +49 (0)341 980 02 84
    E info@euro-scene.de
    W www.euro-scene.de

  • Fadjr International Theater Festival

    Fadjr International Theater Festival is an annual event in Iranian theater that is regarded as one of the most important theatre events in the country. International theatre guests join Iranian theatre groups for 17 days where the general public is given the opportunity to attend the festivities.

    No .18 , Henry Corbin St .
    Ostad Shahryar St., Hafez Ave.
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    T +98 21 66748045
    E festivalfadjr@gmail.com
    W www.fadjrtheaterfestival.com

  • Festival d’Avignon

    A popular and contemporary artistic adventure. Founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar, the Avignon Festival is today one of the most important contemporary performing arts events in the world. Every year in July, Avignon becomes a city-theater, transforming its architectural heritage into various performance venues, majestic or surprising, welcoming tens of thousands of theater-lovers (over… Read More

    Cloître Saint-Louis
    20 rue du Portail Boquier
    84000 Avignon
    T +33 (0)4 90 27 66 50
    E festival@festival-avignon.com
    W www.festival-avignon.com

  • Festival d’Automne à Paris

    The Festival d’Automne à Paris (Paris Autumn Festival) is a festival of contemporary arts, embracing and combining different art forms. The Festival presents works that stand as references, involving approaches of an experimental nature by, inter alia, commissioning artists to create original works. Every year, from September to December, the Festival features over forty events… Read More

    156 rue de Rivoli
    75001 Paris
    T +33 (0)1 53 45 17 00
    E info@festival-automne.com
    W www.festival-automne.com

  • Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur

    Founded in 1992 as the Festival des Arts Hiawatha and renamed the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur in 1997, FASS’s mission is to support the creation, promotion, and presentation of the most highly-reputed performing artists and groups on the local, national, and international scene, and to stimulate appreciation and sensitivity to arts and culture in… Read More

    30 avenue Filion
    Saint-Sauveur, Quebec
    J0R 1R0
    T +1 450 227 0427
    W www.fass.ca

  • Festival Off d’Avignon

    64, rue Thiers - Building A
    84000 Avignon
    T +33 (0) 4 90 85 13 08
    E contact@avignonleoff.com
    W www.avignonleoff.com

  • Festival Theaterformen

    Theaterformen is an annual festival for contemporary forms of international theatre, hosted in turns by Hannover and Braunschweig.

    Niedersächsische Staatstheater Hannover GmbH
    Ballhofplatz 5
    30159 Hannover
    T +49 511 9999 2500
    E welcome@theaterformen.de
    W www.theaterformen.de

  • Festival TransAmériques

    An international event celebrating new works in contemporary dance and theatre, the Festival TransAmériques combines disciplines and artistic trends under cohesive programming. The Festival presents exciting forms of the art of our era, featuring works by choreographers, writers and directors. The only criterion is to present strong work, regardless of theme or place of origin…. Read More

    460, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, # 810
    Montréal (Québec)
    H3B 1A7
    T +1 514 842 0704
    E info@fta.qc.ca
    W fta.qc.ca

  • Festival/Tokyo (F/T)

    Festival/Tokyo (F/T) is an international performing arts event where diverse values across nationalities, generations and genre interact with and inspire each other to forge new possibilities.

    Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory, 4-9-1 Nishi-Sugamo
    Tokyo 170-0001
    T +81 (0)3 5961 5202
    E toiawase@festival-tokyo.jp
    W www.festival-tokyo.jp

  • First Irish Theatre Festival

    New York’s annual 1st Irish Theatre Festival: a celebration of the best of Irish theatre, brought to you by Origin Theatre Company. Throughout September we highlight performances from playwrights new and old throughout the city.

    c/o Origin Theatre Company
    520 8th Avenue, Suite 329A
    New York, NY 10018
    United States
    T +1 212 253 8300
    E info@origintheatre.org
    W www.origintheatre.org

  • FringeArts

    FringeArts presents the world’s most cutting-edge, high-quality artists in a fun, social atmosphere, complete with onsite restaurant, bar, and beer garden.

    140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race St.)
    PA 19106
    United States
    T +1 215 413 9006
    E info@FringeArts.com
    W fringearts.com

  • Glyndebourne Festival

    The Glyndebourne Festival presents six productions each year in a 1,200-seat opera house built in 1994.

    East Sussex
    BN8 5UU
    United Kingdom
    T +44 (0)1273 812321
    E info@glyndebourne.com
    W glyndebourne.com

  • Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival

    Every year in May Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival present international performing art, music and an artistic lab to audiences and to professionals from Sweden and from all around the world.

    Lagerhuset, Heurlinsplats 1
    1 tr.
    SE-413 01 Göteborg
    T +46 (0)31 368 32 16
    E festival@kultur.goteborg.se
    W www.festival.goteborg.se

  • Grec

    Palau de la Virreina
    Rambla, 99
    T +34 93 316 10 00
    E infoicub@bcn.cat
    W www.bcn.cat/grec

  • Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF)

    Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF) is London’s leading festival of free outdoor performing arts (theatre, dance, and street arts), an annual 9-day celebration of extraordinary outdoor events that transform people’s lives. GDIF has been growing every year and in 2013, the Festival features over 150 performances by 30 national and international companies with more than 80,000… Read More

    The Borough Hall
    Royal Hill
    London SE10 8RE
    United Kingdom
    T +44 (0)20 8305 1818
    E admin@festival.org
    W www.festival.org

  • High Performance Rodeo

    The High Performance Rodeo is Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts. Encompassing theatre, music, dance, comedy and interdisciplinary art, the High Performance Rodeo is the largest event of its kind in western Canada. For four weeks in January, local, national and international performers converge on Calgary to share many of their award winning performances. In… Read More

    #21, 225 8th Avenue SE
    Alberta T2G 0K8
    T 403 294 7411
    E info@hprodeo.ca
    W www.hprodeo.ca

  • Holland Dance Festival

    Holland Dance Festival is the largest international dance festival in The Netherlands, presenting a strong and refreshing programme. Its formula of ‘See, Do, Experience’ has made Holland Dance a familiar and highly regarded name in the dance world and among the public. From its inception, its prime objective was putting together a programme at the… Read More

    Prinsestraat 42
    Den Haag
    W en.holland-dance.com/page/festival

  • Holland Festival

    The Holland Festival is the trend-setting performing arts festival in the Netherlands since 1947, annually presenting exceptional work at an international level. The Festival has an illustrious history, with every artistic director taking it in new directions that have again and again made the Festival a renowned event for over sixty years. Since 2005, artistic… Read More

    Piet Heinkade 5
    T +31 (0)20 788 21 00
    E info@hollandfestival.nl
    W www.hollandfestival.nl/en

  • Hong Kong Arts Festival

    The Hong Kong Arts Festival presents local and international artists and ensembles in 150 performances and over 250 educational events in February and March every year. It also publishes and produces original work, mainly in theatre and multi-media, available for subsequent touring.

    Room 1205, 12/F
    2 Harbour Road, Wanchai
    Hong Kong
    T +852 2824 3555
    E afgen@hkaf.org
    W www.hk.artsfestival.org

  • Imaginate Festival

    The Imaginate Festival is Scotland’s international festival of performing arts for children and young people. Every year the Festival presents the finest selection of shows from Scotland and across the world; each and every one adding their own wonderful character and zest to a programme of exciting and stimulating shows to suit children and adults… Read More

    United Kingdom
    T +44 (0)131 225 8050
    E info@imaginate.org.uk
    W www.imaginate.org.uk

  • ImPulsTanz

    Founded in 1984, ImPulsTanz has developed into one of the largest festivals of contemporary dance worldwide. Each summer, thousands of dancers, choreographers and artists from all over the world get and work together for five weeks in Vienna, in order to celebrate contemporary dance. In 2013, ImPulsTanz celebrated its 30th edition, taking place from July… Read More

    Museumstraße 5/21
    A-1070 Wien
    T +43 1 523 55 58
    E info@impulstanz.com
    W www.impulstanz.com

  • International Children’s Festival

    The International Children’s Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates quality performing, literary and visual arts for children. It brings together professional artists from around the world and across Canada with children and families from central and northern Alberta for a celebratory and educational arts experience.

    The Arden Theatre Box Office
    St. Albert Place | 5 St. Anne Street
    St. Albert, Alberta T8N 3Z9
    T +1 780 459 1542
    E sbourdeau@stalbert.ca
    W childfest.com

  • International Festival Divadlo

    Festival Aims: 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… Read More

    International festival Theatre Pilsen
    Prokopova 14
    301 35 Plzen
    Czech Republic
    T +420 726 808 411
    E festival@divadlo.cz
    W www.festivaldivadlo.cz

  • International Festival of Arts & Ideas

    The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a 15-day extravaganza of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that takes place each June, and celebrates artists and thinkers from around the world.

    195 Church Street, 12th Floor
    New Haven
    CT 06510
    United States
    T (203) 498-1212
    E festivalinfo@artidea.org
    W www.artidea.org

  • Istanbul Theatre Festival

    Bringing together theatre companies and dance groups from Turkey and abroad with the audience, The Istanbul Theatre Festival, first held in 1989, is an international event organised during three weeks in May. Organised biennially since 2002, the festival hosts carefully selected companies and artists that open up new horizons for both the audience and the… Read More

    Sadi Konuralp Caddesi, No: 5
    Nejat Eczacibasi Binasi
    Sishane 34433 Istanbul
    T +9 (0)212 334 07 00
    E theatre.fest@iksv.org
    W tiyatro.iksv.org/en

  • Jacob’s Pillow Dance

    To support dance creation, presentation, education, and preservation; and to engage and deepen public appreciation and support for dance.

    358 George Carter Road
    MA 01223
    United States
    T +1 413 243 9919
    E info@jacobspillow.org
    W www.jacobspillow.org

  • Kaserne Basel

    Kaserne Basel is the largest centre in north-west Switzerland for the free contemporary theatre, dance and performance scene, and for innovative popular music. As an international concert and theatrical venue with roughly 270 events and 60,000 visitors each year, Kaserne Basel combines artistic avant-garde with modern pop cultures. Kaserne Basel is a reliable partner of… Read More

    Klybeckstrasse 1b
    CH-4057 Basel
    T +41 61 6666 000
    E buero@kaserne-basel.ch
    W www.kaserne-basel.ch

  • Kontakt International Theatre Festival

    Festival KONTAKT, organized by Wilam Horzyca Theatre in Torun since 1991, was the first one after régime transformation in Poland, but also the first international meeting In Central and Eastern Europe, confronting the theatre ensembles from East and West. Among our guest, we also had companies from Asia and North America. The importance of festival,… Read More

    87-100 Torun
    Plac Teatralny 1
    T +48 56 622 5222
    E festiwal@teatr.torun.pl
    W www.teatr.torun.pl

  • Kontrapunkt

    KONTRAPUNKT one of the most vintaged theatre festivals in Poland, turning 48 this year. KONTRAPUNKT organised by City of Szczecin and co-hosted by Teatr Lalek „Pleciuga” (Pleciuga Puppets Theatre), Teatr Wspólczesny (Contemporary Theatre) and Osrodek Teatralny KANA (KANA Theatrical Centre). The festival is an event integrating the whole artistic environment of Szczecin with theatre artists,… Read More

    Teatr Lalek „Pleciuga”
    pl. Teatralny 1
    71-405 Szczecin
    T +4891 445 51 01
    E kontrapunkt@kontrapunkt.pl
    W www.kontrapunkt.pl

  • Krakow Theatrical Reminiscences

    We are expanding the field of the theatre. Next to traditional performances, we are hosting forms such as court trial, mass, dinner, staged lecture, and exhibition. The programme of the festival is divided into two major themes. In the first one, focused on the politics of performance, we ask how visual artists make theatre, and… Read More

    CK Rotunda
    Oleandry 1
    30-060 KRAKOW
    T +48 12 663 61 60
    E info@rmnsc.pl
    W krt-festival.pl

  • Kunstenfestivaldesarts

    The Kunstenfestivaldesarts takes place in May every year. For a three-week period, it takes over around twenty theatres and arts centres in Brussels, as well as various other venues in the city, which kindly open their doors to the festival. The Kunstenfestivaldesarts comprises a selection of artistic work created by Belgian and international artists: remarkable… Read More

    Handelskaai 18 Quai du Commerce
    B-1000 Brussels
    T +32 2 219 07 07
    E info@kfda.be
    W www.kfda.be

  • Kuopio Dance Festival

    Torikatu 18
    70110 Kuopio
    T +358 (0) 50 322 5220
    E office@kuopiodancefestival.fi
    W www.kuopiodancefestival.fi

  • LIFT Festival

    Established in 1981 with a mission to throw open a window to the world, LIFT brings global stories to London, transforming the city into a stage and celebrating the experiences of the many individuals, cultures and communities that call London their home.

    Institute of Contemporary Arts
    The Mall
    London SW1Y 5AH
    United Kingdom
    T +44 (0) 20 7968 6800
    E info@liftfestival.com
    W www.liftfestival.com

  • Lincoln Center Festival

    Lincoln Center Festival began with the idea of expanding the possibilities presented at Lincoln Center and bringing to audiences something that they could not see elsewhere. This is a challenging goal in a city as culturally rich as New York, and the result has been an eclectic mix of artists and productions representing over 50… Read More

    70 Lincoln Center Plaza
    New York
    NY 10023
    United States
    T +1 212 875 5000
    W lincolncenterfestival.com

  • Lókal

    LÓKAL – International Theatre Festival Reykjavík is an annual event that introduces cutting edge theatre to audiences in Iceland and connects local theatre practitioners with fellow artists and presenters from abroad.

    Po.Box. 106
    121 Reykjavík
    T +354 696 8128
    E lokal@lokal.is
    W www.lokal.is

  • London International Mime Festival

    The Mime Festival presents innovative visual theatre. We programme professional, non text-based work, which can include animation theatre, circus skills, mask, mime, clown and visual theatre. Ideally, the work should not have been performed in London before. Please note that we do not programme dance and there are no street performances.

    35 Little Russell Street
    WC1A 2HH
    United Kingdom
    T +44 (0) 20 7637 5661
    W www.mimelondon.com

  • Magnetic North

    Magnetic North is Canada’s only national theatre festival, and we’re proud to showcase the very best in Canadian theatre – theatre that moves us, shares our stories, interprets our history and explores how we see the world as Canadians. Magnetic North is unique among Canadian theatre festivals as it moves around the country from its… Read More

    Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival
    53 Elgin Street, PO Box 1534 STN B
    Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1
    T +1 613 947 7000
    E info@magneticnorthfestival.ca
    W www.magneticnorthfestival.ca

  • Malta Festival

    This year at the Malta Festival, we once again encourage you to cross various limits: geographical ones, the limits of everyday habits, those of your own imagination and, of course, the limits between the particular fields of the arts. We believe that the festival’s mission is to invite everyone to confront what we do not… Read More

    Malta Foundation
    ul. Ratajczaka 44 (1 floor)
    61-728 Poznan
    T +48 601 177 008
    E office@malta-festival.pl
    W malta-festival.pl

  • Melbourne Festival

    Melbourne Festival is one of Australia’s flagship international arts festivals and one of the major multi-arts festivals of the world, in terms of quality of work, innovation of vision, and scale and breadth of program. Each Festival brings an unparalleled feast of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia and outdoor events from renowned and upcoming… Read More

    Level 2, Yarra Building
    Federation Square
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    T +61 (0)3 9662 4242
    W www.melbournefestival.com.au

  • Mettre en Scène

    Théâtre National De Bretagne
    1 rue Saint-Hélier
    CS 54007-35040 Rennes Cedex
    T +33 (0)2 99 31 55 33
    W www.t-n-b.fr

  • Mimos Festival Perigueux

    The international mime festival, Mimos, has been taking place in Périgueux, capital of the Dordogne, France since 1983. The mimos festival presents a variety of brilliant shows with a central theme: movement, swing or liveliness including mime, clowning, circus, dnace (hip hop, etc), puppetry, plastic arts and music. The shows are non-verbal and easily understood… Read More

    T +33 553 531871
    W www.mimos.fr

  • Mladi levi

    International festival Mladi levi is one of the more prominent annual events of the Bunker Institute, bringing the most current stage performers from all over the world to Ljubljana every end of the summer. It bears a mark of a demanding artistic profile, placed within the arena of contemporary progressive theatre and takes pride in… Read More

    c/o Bunker Productions
    Slomškova 7
    SI - 1000 Ljubljana
    T +386 51 269 906
    E info@bunker.si
    W www.bunker.si

  • Montpellier Danse

    Agora, Cité Internationale de la Danse
    CS 39520
    34961 Montpellier Cedex 2
    T +33 (0)4 67 60 83 60
    W www.montpellierdanse.com

  • National Arts Festival

    The National Arts Festival is the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent and consists of a Main and Fringe programme both administered by the National Arts Festival Office.

    1820 Settlers Monument
    Fort Selwyn Drive
    Grahamstown 6139
    South Africa
    T +27 (0) 46 603 1103
    E info@nationalartsfestival.co.za
    W www.nationalartsfestival.co.za

  • New Plays from Europe

    New Plays from Europe is the most important international festival for contemporary playwriting worldwide. The biennial theatre festival is presented by the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden.

    Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
    Christian-Zais-Straße 3
    D 65189 Wiesbaden
    T +49 (0)611 132 398
    E biennale@staatstheater-wiesbaden.de
    W www.newplays.de

  • New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC)

    The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues.

    The Present Company
    518 East 6th Street, #BW
    New York, NY 10009
    United States
    E info@fringenyc.org
    W fringenyc.org

  • New Zealand International Arts Festival

    The Festival enlivens the world’s coolest little capital with over 300 events in outdoor spaces and indoor stages across the city. A leading multi-arts festival in Australasia, the Festival has been taking place in February-March on every even-numbered year since 1986.

    St James Theatre
    77-87 Courtenay Place
    Wellington 6011
    New Zealand
    T +64 4 473 0149
    E nzfestival@festival.co.nz
    W www.festival.co.nz

  • Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival

    Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen is the somewhat curious combination of a cutting-edge international art festival and a large-scale summer fest for 135,000 visitors. The heart of the festival is the idyllic Noorderplantsoen (a city park) where, for eleven summer days, a freely accessible festival village appears almost out of nowhere to provide a setting… Read More

    Postbus 1736
    9701 BS Groningen
    T +31 50 314 02 78
    E info@noorderzon.nl
    W www.noorderzon.nl

  • Out of the Box

    Children matter. Out of the Box is a festival that celebrates that fact and encourages children to voice their opinions and stories, participate in and create artworks, to be naturally curious and to play.

    Cnr Grey and Melbourne Sts
    South Bank 4101
    Brisbane, QLD
    T +61 7 3840 7444
    W www.outoftheboxfestival.com

  • panoptikum

    panoptikum – The European-Bavarian Festival for Children’s Theatre Having been held every two years since 2000, the panoptikum festival has become a popular event to explore the wide range of children’s theatre both from Europe as well as from Bavaria. It’s a place to meet theatre professionals and festival organisers from Germany and abroad and… Read More

    c/o Theater Mummpitz
    Michael-Ende-Str. 17
    D-90439 Nürnberg
    United Kingdom
    T +49 911 60005 12
    E panoptikum@theater-mummpitz.de
    W festival-panoptikum.de

  • Perth International Arts Festival

    Founded in 1953 by The University of Western Australia, the Perth International Arts Festival is the longest running international arts festival in Australia and Western Australia’s premier cultural event. The Festival has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in its international program, the presentation of new works and the highest quality artistic experiences for its… Read More

    M418, 3 Crawley Avenue
    WA 6009
    T +61 (0)8 6488 2000
    E festival@perthfestival.com.au
    W corporate.perthfestival.com.au

  • Potsdamer Tanztage

    fabrik Potsdam
    T +49 (0)331 2800314
    E contact@fabrikpotsdam.de
    W fabrikpotsdam.de

  • Prague Fringe Festival

    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… Read More

    Czech Republic
    E info@fringe.cz
    W www.praguefringe.com

  • PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

    The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Produced over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts.

    300 – 640 West Broadway
    Vancouver BC
    V5Z 1G4
    T +1 604 605 8284
    E info@pushfestival.ca
    W www.pushfestival.ca

  • Salzburg Festival

    Founded 90 years ago by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Max Reinhardt and Richard Strauss, the Salzburg Festival is a magnet today more than ever with its unusual breadth and depth of artistic events, featuring opera, theatre performances and concerts over a period of five weeks.

    Hofstallgasse 1
    5020 Salzburg
    T +43 (0) 662 8045 0
    E info@salzburgfestival.at
    W www.salzburgerfestspiele.at

  • Santiago a Mil

    Juana de Arco 2012 oficina 11
    T (56-2) 2925 0300
    E info@fundacionteatroamil.cl
    W www.fundacionteatroamil.cl

  • Seoul Performing Arts Festival

    17 Daehak-ro 10 gil
    Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
    T +82 2 3668 0101,0102
    E spaf@spaf.or.kr
    W spaf.or.kr

  • Shanghai International Contemporary Theatre Festival (ACT)

    Starting in September 2005, Shanghai International Contemporary Theatre Festival (ACT) is an annual international theatrical carnival hosted by Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre. It’s a main channel through which SDAC introduces international contemporary theatre productions to the local audience, as well as a frontline for foreign art festivals to learn about contemporary theatre productions in Asia…. Read More

    Fuk Road
    Shanghai 288
    T +8621 64738882
    E actfest@china-drama.com
    W www.actfest.com

  • Shaw Festival

    In 1962, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, lawyer and playwright Brian Doherty parlayed his love for the work of Irish playwright Bernard Shaw into a summer theatre festival, producing eight performances of Don Juan in Hell and Candida in the Court House auditorium. In this singular act of passion for theatre and culture, the Shaw Festival was… Read More

    10 Queen’s Parade, Box 774
    ON L0S 1J0
    T +1 905 468 2153
    W www.shawfest.com

  • Sibiu International Theatre Festival

    The years of 2008-2012 marks the maturity of Sibiu International Theatre Festival as a meeting place for excellence in the performing arts. Together with the development of the online ticketing system, the productions shown in Sibiu have all the tickets sold in advance. For the first time in history a Romanian festival introduces a heritage… Read More

    Teatrul National Radu Stanca Sibiu
    Bvd. Corneliu Coposu nr. 2
    550245 Sibiu
    T +4 0269 210 092
    E tnrs@sibfest.ro
    W www.sibfest.ro

  • Sick! Festival

    SICK! is a new festival exploring the medical, mental and social challenges of life and death and how we survive them (or don’t).

    24 Kensington St
    East Sussex BN1 4AJ
    United Kingdom
    T + 44 (0)1273 699 733
    E info@sickfestival.com
    W www.sickfestival.com

  • Singapore International Festival of Arts

    The Festival of Arts which began in 1977 as a biennial and went on a hiatus in 2013 returns with a brand new image, concept and approach as the Singapore International Festival of Arts, or SIFA. Organised and managed independently by the Arts House Limited, SIFA presents quality works in theatre, dance and music and… Read More

    Singapore International Festival of Arts 2014
    1 Old Parliament Lane
    Singapore 179429
    E sifa@artshouse.sg
    W sifa.sg


    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… Read More

    Theaterfestival SPIELART München
    Ludwigstraße 8
    D-80539 München
    T +49 89 280 56 07
    E info@spielmotor.de
    W www.spielart.org

  • Spoleto Festival USA

    The Festival’s mission is to present programs of the highest artistic caliber while maintaining a dedication to young artists, a commitment to all forms of the performing arts, a passion for contemporary innovation, and an enthusiasm for providing unusual performance opportunities for established artists. This focus has brought the Festival international acclaim year after year…. Read More

    14 George Street
    SC 29401-1524
    T +1 843 722 2764
    E info@spoletousa.org
    W spoletousa.org

  • SPRING Performing Arts Festival

    SPRING is the result of a fusion between Springdance and Festival a/d Werf. The festival displays the most recent developments and crossovers in the performing arts. The work is innovative, contemporary and daring.

    P.O. Box 111
    3500 AC Utrecht
    T +31 (0)30 2332032
    E info@springutrecht.nl
    W www.springutrecht.nl

  • steirischer herbst

    steirischer herbst has re-invented itself many times in its history – an amorphous institution in progress that poses the question as to its conditions and necessities as a very individual platform for new art every year. The incorporation and networking of both international and regional artists, scenes and contexts is a central issue. steirischer herbst… Read More

    Sackstrasse 17
    8010 Graz
    T +43 316 82 30 070
    E info@steirischerherbst.at
    W www.steirischerherbst.at

  • Sydney Festival

    Every January, Sydney Festival enlivens and transforms Sydney with a bold cultural celebration based on the highest quality art and big ideas. The program is kaleidoscopic in its diversity, from burlesque circus to Chicago rap to Dutch theatre; from contemporary dance to family programs to traditional Indigenous arts practice. Each year, the Festival is comprised… Read More

    Level 5, 10 Hickson Road
    The Rocks
    NSW 2000
    T +61 (0)2 8248 6500
    E mail@sydneyfestival.org.au
    W www.sydneyfestival.org.au

  • TakeOff Festival

    TakeOff is a year round programme of fantastic theatre presented in venues across the North East and every autumn we celebrate the best shows for young audiences at the week-long TakeOff Festival. This year’s TakeOff Festival is a week-long celebration of shows, workshops and family fun for our youngest audiences in venues across Durham City… Read More

    Theatre Hullabaloo, 5 Skinnergate
    Darlington, County Durham
    DL3 7NB
    United Kingdom
    T +44 (0) 1325 352 004
    E info@theatrehullabaloo.org.uk
    W www.takeofffestival.org.uk

  • Tampere Theatre Festival

    Tampere Theatre Festival is the oldest and the largest professional theatre festival in the Nordic countries, serving as a display window for the finest Finnish and international productions.

    Tullikamarin aukio 2
    33100 Tampere
    T +358 (0)3 222 8536
    E info@teatterikesa.fi
    W www.teatterikesa.fi

  • Tanz im August

    HAU Hebbel am Ufer
    Stresemannstr. 29
    10963 Berlin
    E info@tanzimaugust.de
    W english.tanzimaugust.de

  • Taranaki International Arts Festival

    50 Brougham Street
    New Plymouth
    New Zealand
    T +64 (0)6 759 8412
    E office@artsfest.co.nz
    W www.artsfest.co.nz

  • Tel Aviv Dance

    Tel Aviv Dance is a month-long international dance festival in collaboration with the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center (TAPAC) and the Tel Aviv Opera that brings together the finest of Israeli contemporary dance companies with performances from top dance troupes from around the world. Each year as part of Tel Aviv Dance, “The European Dance… Read More

    Tel Aviv
    T +3 5105 656
    W www.suzannedellal.org.il

  • Ten Days On The Island Festival

    For ten thrilling days every two years, Ten Days on the Island, Tasmania’s state-wide biennial multi art-form festival is unleashed across the island.

    71 Murray Street
    GPO Box 1403
    Hobart Tasmania 7000
    T +61 (0)3 6210 5700
    E info@tendays.org.au
    W www.tendays.org.au

  • Theater der Welt

    Nationaltheater Mannheim
    Mozartstr. 9
    D-68161 Mannheim
    T +49 (0) 621 42965440
    E info@theaterderwelt.de
    W www.theaterderwelt.de

  • Theatre La Licorne

    Théâtre La licorne
    4559, avenue Papineau
    Montréal QC, H2H 1V4
    T +1 514 523-2246
    E guichet@theatrelalicorne.com
    W theatrelalicorne.com

  • Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitane

    Place Renaudel Square Jean-Vauthier BP 7
    F33032 Bordeaux Cedex
    T +33 5 56 33 36 60
    W www.tnba.org

  • Time-Based Art Festival

    PICA’s annual Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) draws artists from across the country and around the globe for a convergence of contemporary performance and visual art.

    Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
    415 SW 10th Avenue STE 300
    Portland, OR 97205
    United States
    T +1 503 242 1419
    E pica@pica.org
    W www.pica.org

  • Tweetakt en Kaap

    Tweetakt and Kaap: the adventurous art festival for all ages Utrecht.

    Stichting Storm
    Grave van Solmsstraat 2
    3515 EN Utrecht
    T +31 30 711 6640
    E info@tweetakt.nl
    W www.tweetakt-kaap.nl

  • Under The Radar

    Under the Radar at The Public Theater is an explosively diverse festival of new theater from the U.S. and around the world that spotlights artists ranging from emerging talents to masters in the field.

    Public Theater
    425 Lafayette St.
    New York, NY 10003
    United States
    T +1 212 539 8500
    E mrussell@publictheater.org
    W www.undertheradarfestival.com

  • Vancouver International Children’s Festival

    A world-renowned festival of performing arts for young audiences, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival has been educating, entertaining and inspiring young audiences since 1978.

    301 - 601 Cambie Street
    BC V6B 2P1
    T +1 604 708 5655
    E info@childrensfestival.ca
    W www.childrensfestival.ca

  • Vancouver International Dance Festival

    The mission of the Vancouver International Dance Festival Society is to support the art of culturally diverse contemporary dance through: 1) Increasing public appreciation for culturally diverse contemporary dance through: The presentation of high quality dance performances and workshops by outstanding culturally diverse dance artists that are: Focused on the body as the instrument of… Read More

    270 1st Ave East
    BC, V5T 1A6
    T +1 604 662 7441
    E info@vidf.ca
    W www.vidf.ca

  • Verona Opera Festival

    E info@arena.it
    W www.arena.it

  • Warsaw Theatre Meetings

    Palac Kultury i Nauki
    pl. Defilad 1
    00-901 Warszawa
    T 22 656 68 40
    E sekretariat@teatrdramatyczny.pl
    W www.warszawskie.org

  • World Stage

    This year, Harbourfront Centre is 40 years old. That makes World Stage a questioning 20-something – a little experienced, a little idealistic. From our first steps in 1986, World Stage has evolved into Canada’s most diverse season-length international performance series. With a bold curatorial vision and highly subsidized ticketing structure, World Stage brings today’s most… Read More

    Harbourfront Centre
    235 Queens Quay West
    Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2G8
    T +1 416 973 4000
    E info@harbourfrontcentre.com
    W www.harbourfrontcentre.com

  • World Theatre Festival

    WTF is Brisbane Powerhouse’s iconic global contemporary performance event where culture and spectacle collide.

    119 Lamington Street
    New Farm
    QLD 4005
    T +61 7 3358 8622
    E info@brisbanepowerhouse.org
    W www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

  • Zagreb World Theatre Festival

    This September, for the twelfth time, the World Theatre Festival strives to develop a strategy for artistic and cultural education, part of which is to introduce cultural workers and the general public to the highest quality works of the past seasons. This formula calls for the accessibility of great theatrical achievements in the spirit of… Read More

    T +385 1 4872 554
    E vrgoc@zekaem.hr
    W www.zagrebtheatrefestival.hr/2014/en

  • Zürcher Theater Spektakel

    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… Read More

    Stadthausquai 17
    8001 Zürich
    T +41 (0)44 412 35 51
    E contact@theaterspektakel.ch
    W www.theaterspektakel.ch