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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 art world. Once in every two years, national and international, classical and contemporary renditions are brought to the stage through the lens of the Istanbul Theatre Festival.The Istanbul Theatre Festival, together with the Avignon Festival, the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, the Grec Festival, has formed the European Network of Mediterranean Festivals entitled Kadmos.The Kadmos Travel Project continues to provide opportunities for young artists and playwrights from different countries to attend the festivals abroad.

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    Sadi Konuralp Caddesi, No: 5
    Nejat Eczacibasi Binasi
    Sishane 34433 Istanbul

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    +9 (0)212 334 07 00

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    Director: Yard. Doç. Dr. Leman Yilmaz