ESFN members meeting during Shake Nice!

  On 10th-11th February European Shakespeare Festivals Network members arrived to Shake Nice festival , which, except from opportunity to see programme, was also an excellent moment for members meeting.   Joanna Sniezko -ESFN Executive Director- welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked Irina Brook, Tess Tracy and the TNN team for their invitation . Irina Brook  introduced Read More

ESFN welcomes new member-Bitola Shakespeare Festival !

We are happy to announce the new member of European Shakespeare Festivals Network: Bitola Shakespeare Festival from Macedonia represented by Blagoj Micevski. The new member was warmly welcome at the ESFN general anual meeting hosted by International Shakespeare Festival in Craiova. The members of the association have underlined the comprehensive and various program of the ‚Bitola Shakespeare Festival’, the regional Read More

EFFE Awards 2015-2016

250 leading personalities gathered to celebrate the 12 winners of the EFFE Awards 2015-2016, and the art that brings millions of people together each year at Europe’s thousands of festivals. EFFE’s International Jury, international experts, with expertise from Aachen to Zagreb via New York gave out the awards to honour Europe’s agenda-setting festivals. The event took place at Read More

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

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

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

Prince H. Universe in Catalonia

PRINCE H Universe with Àlex Sanz as a Prince H.   From Barcelona, a young Institut del Teatre actor – Alex Sanz has spent an intensive period in Elsinore (Denmark), working with the writer and director of the play- Lars Romann Engel and the Polish actor Jaub Snochowski.  During this time 2 new language versions ( Catalonian and Read More

Gdansk Shakespeare Festival 27th September- 5th October

The 18th International Shakespeare Festival in Gdansk is very special this year not only because it has come of age but most of all because of the opening of the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre. From this year on the majority of the performances will be taking place at this new state-of-the-art theatre. However the festival will Read More