21st Theatre Festival "Varna Summer"

1 June 2013 – 12 June 2013 – Varna
International theatre festival “Varna Summer” is the biggest international theatre event in Bulgaria. It is held every year between 1st- 12th June in the Black Seaside city of Varna in the festivals' framework "Varna Summer". Its aim is to present main trends in Bulgarian and international scenic practice and to create a space for intercultural dialogue, exchange and market. The program is created as a mosaic of modules. The Bulgarian selection keeps focus on the local theatre developments and features the best productions from the current season. The international program presents cutting-edge and innovative processes in theatre, contemporary dance and performance. The festival atmosphere is intensified by various parallel events such as concerts, workshops, exhibitions, meetings and discussions.  

The scope of ITF “Varna summer” is continually expanding. Since 2007 in partnership with Sofia Municipality the festival has been showing performances from the international program in the capital city of Sofia as well. The festival aims more persistently also to incorporate Bulgarian theatre production in the international market. Since 2008 in collaboration with Art Office Foundation it has been initiating a Bulgarian Showcase for innovative and mobile productions addressed not only to the general audience but also to specially invited selectionists and managers of international festivals and organizations.

International Theatre Festival “Varna Summer” is organized by ITF Varna Summer Foundation and co-organized by Bulgarian Theatre Association, Varna Municipality and Ministry of Culture. Its is hosted by Drama Theatre – Varna, State Puppet Theatre – Varna, City Art Gallery, Festival and Congress Centre, Archaeological Museum etc.


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