Craiova International Shakespeare Festival-home edition

International Shakespeare Festival, home edition The 12th International Shakespeare Festival, that had been scheduled to take place, in its classic form,April 23rd – May 3rd 2020,  has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and re-scheduled for 2021. Craiova National Theatre has created the online edition of this festival, on https://www.facebook.com/shakespearefestivalcraiova Facebook page, where a series of Read More

Parrabolla’s Romeo and Juliet in Craiova Shakespeare Festival

Parrabbola theater company performed all over the world working with diverse communities. They produce theatre that celebrates the people and places – this is theatre  made by people for people. Each piece is different and belongs to the community in which it is conducted. Philip Parr is director of festivals, theater and opera director, whose productions have 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


International Shakespeare Festival Craiova 14th-26th April-Programme

The celebration of the 10th Craiova International Shakespeare Festival in 2016 coincides with the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. The motto of this year edition is a reference to Ben Jonson’s famous line, as well as to Stanley Wells’ well-known title – “Shakespeare For All Time”. This year festival brings to Craiova 46 events dedicated 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

Maria Joao sings for Shakespeare

Once again thanks to ESFN collaboration very special Shakespearian project came to live. Three brilliant musicians gathered together to create unusual programme titled „Songs for Shakespeare”. Premiere performance took place during Gyuila Shakespeare Festival thanks to an effort of its director Josef Gedeon. „Songs for Shakespeare” were performed on Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival . It will also  be part of Read More


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