2015

Itaka Shakespeare Festival in Serbia 25th -30th June

Our newest member- Itaka Shakespeare Festival in Serbia- is about to start .It is second edition of this festival which will last from 25th till 30th June 2015. The main idea of the festival is to treasure the work of the world’s preeminent dramatist by presenting attractive theatre programme under the open sky, as it was done in Read More

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Shakespeare Festivals honored with EFFE Label 2015-2016

Shakespeare Festivals honored with EFFE Label 2015-2016 EFFE is proud to announce the results of Europe’s finest festivals honored with the EFFE Label 2015-2016. Following a process of intense evaluation from national experts to an international jury, Shakespeare Festival in Craiova, Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare festival in Hamlets Castle and Festival Shakespeare in Barcelona now belong to the first Read More

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Shakespeare Festival im Globe Neuss – 28th May – 27th June

Shakespeare Festival im Globe Neuss has recently started and will last for almost a month. Every day brings one excellent performance. Please click on list below to see more detailes.   28th -31st May Romeo and Juliet 1st -3rd June As You Like It 4 th June Trans Hamlet Formation -from the Favela into the World 5th-7th Read More


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Annual ESFN meeting in Gdańsk

Annual ESFN meeting  of the members of European Shakespeare Festivals Network started in Gdańsk, Poland. It will last from 27th till 30th May. On 27th  represenatives of 9 Shakespeare Festivals have arrived on special inviation of Baltic Opera and attended „The Tempest” performance based on Shakespeare and Mahler with choregraphy of   Izadora Weiss . On Read More

"Comedy of Errors" by Handlebards

York in Pictures

1st York International Shakespeare Festival was brought about through an adventurous new partnership between York Theatre Royal, the community arts organisation Parrabbola and the University of York and took place from May 8 to 17 at venues across York. Combining traditional retellings and original responses from York and international production companies, the festival was exploring the Read More

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Japanese Lady Macbeth & Ofelia in York, Ostrava and Gdańsk

York Shakespeare Festival is fast approching . One of its programme point is extraordinary performance “Two Shakespeare Heroines- Lady Macbeth & Ophelia” by acclaimed Japanese actress Aki Isoda. York is a first stop in European tour. Thanks to ESFN cooperation this unusual performance, combining eastern and western theatrical traditions, will travel further to Ostrava and Gdańsk. Japanese actress, Aki Read More


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Shakespeare Festival in Barcelona will not be continued

Lately we have been faced with hearthbreaking news. Our member -Shakespeare Festival in Barcelona will not be continued anymore. Festival already has been facing many difficulties in the past. ESFN representatives do understand this extremly tough decision, however we hope to have some future cooperation. Here is an official statement from Organizing Director : I would like to inform you that Read More

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Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet Castle programme

Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle 1st-9th August 2015      Enjoy enchanting summer evenings and an international ambience in the castle courtyard, when worldclass theatre, film, dance and music join forces in August. Prepare for intrigue, madness, power, humour, hatred and revenge in the open air and the historic setting of Kronborg Castle. Staatsschauspiel Dresden’s Hamlet, Read More

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25th Shakespeare Festival at the Globe, Neuss Programme

25th Shakespeare Festival at the Globe, Neuss Full programme of Festival is HERE 28th May-27th June 2015 At the 25th Shakespeare Festival at the Globe, Neuss, there will be plenty of laughter, occasional tears and as usual, no doubt, some rollicking about: the Bard will bestride the Globe stage this year in six comedies, three Read More


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York International Shakespeare Festival programme

Emerging from an ambitious partnership between York Theatre Royal, the University of York and Parrabbola, and drawing in many other regional, national and international partners, YorkShakes is a major new venture for York and for the North, and a proud member of the European Shakespeare Festivals Network (ESFN). Our launch festival is packed with variety. Whether you’d Read More

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The Stage Award 2015 goes to Globe!

We recived very exciting news from our ESFN member – The Globe : Last week we received the Stage Award 2015 for our Globe to Globe Hamlet tour. Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way and made the tour possible. Here are some photographs from each country we have visited! Congratulations! Globe to Globe project is really Read More

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ESFN meeting in Barcelona

In September 2014, ESFN members met in Barcelona during the IX th Festival Shakespeare at the invitation of Montse Vellvechi who is the director of the Festival. Members came from across Europe and took advantage of the opportunity to meet together to share discussions about past events and exchange experiences from recent festivals. Members also discussed  ideas for Read More