ESFN CALL for the new work from the world theatre community !

This is a call for new work, from the world theatre community.  The European Shakespeare Festivals Network (ESFN) is now 10 years old and brings together 10 key festivals across Europe who present Shakespeare from an international perspective. We encourage collaboration across the various festivals, develop new opportunities and possibilities for theatre and performance makers who want to work with Shakespeare.  The ESFN are Read More

15th Yerevan Shakespeare International Theater Festival-PROGRAMME

November 15  12:00 – Press conference / Student theater foyer  15:30 – “Midsummer Night’s Dream” – Kiev National Academic Molody Theatre (Ukraine) / on the stage of the Student Theater  18:00 – “Yago … Emilia”(Armenia), Theater Worker’s Union  – FestOFF   20:00 – “Blow” (Armenia) / On the stage of Student Theater – FestOFF   November 16   16:00 – “Insomnia” – Bidaar Independent Art Group (Iran) / On the stage of Student Theater – FestOFF  18:00 – Masterclass – Konstantin Mishin (Russia) / Student Theater  20:00 – Aurelia Imbert Read More

Open call ! Yerevan Shakespeare International Theater Festival

We would like to inform you that the Yerevan Shakespeare International Theater Festival announces open call applications. Applications for participation in the festival can be sent to The festival will take place on November 15-20, 2021 in Yerevan. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2021. e-mail: web: phone: +37491331133

New Chairman and Vice Chairman of ESFN

The ESFN is pleased to announce the following elections : Philip Parr – co-director of the York International Shakespeare Festival (UK) as Chairman and Vlad Dragulescu – artistic director of the Craiova Shakespeare Festival (Romania) as Vice Chairman.   The ESFN (European Shakespeare Festivals Network is now 10 years old and brings together the key festivals across Europe who present Shakespeare from an international perspective.  Read More

25th Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival Programme

The jubilee 25th edition of the Shakespeare Festival in Gdańsk will be held on July 30 – August 8, 2021. We will see performances from: Portugal, Italy, Lithuania, Belgium and Poland. The organizers of the Shakespeare Festival are the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theater and the Theatrum Gedanense Foundation. This is a special edition, not only because of a quarter of a century of Read More

8th Shakespeare Festival in Serbia 2nd-6th July 2021

8th Shakespeare Festival in the beautiful ambience of Villa Stanković will come to life again. The tragedy of Hamlet „by the famous Peter Brook, performed by the French troupe Des Lumières et des Ombres, will open the 8th Shakespeare Festival at Villa Stanković in Čortanovci on July 2. The next day, the National Theater of Bitola will perform the play „History of motherfuckers Read More

York International Shakespeare Festival May 25 – June 6

We’re delighted to announce an exciting and wide-ranging programme for the 2021 edition of the York International Shakespeare Festival – which is our fourth festival. Covid, Brexit and all the issues around travel and funding, mean that this won’t be the usual YorkShakes experience. Festivals and Theatre are facing tricky times. So, for this ‘no-budget’ celebration of Read More

Shakespeare Festival in Neuss 16.06-02.07 2021

This year Shakespeare at the Globe will take place out of doors: a total of 21 events will be on offer between 16 June and 2 July in the Shakespeare Garden. Nine troupes of travelling players from Austria, England, Turkey and of course Germany are expected, plus the irreplaceable Patrick Spottiswoode with his lectures on the Globe, and the Belgian jazz Read More

Professor Jerzy Limon 1950-2021

With deep sadness and feeling of great loss, we announce that on March 3, 2021, the Director of the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theater, Professor Jerzy Limon, passed away. No words can describe the emptiness we have in our hearts. Time has stopped. „The word that could not be missing from my biography is … persistence” – he once confessed for a purpose of a book devoted Read More

24th Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival

20-28th November 2020 The 24th edition of Gdansk Shakespeare Festival From the 20th of November our audience will be able to watch Festival’s performances, this time, due to Covid-19 regulations, online only. There are live-streaming presentations planned as well as recordings, moreover all Mainstage performances accompanied by Q&A discussions after the show. And – surprise – the access to all the shows Read More

7th Shakespeare Festival in Indija ,Serbia

International theatre festival, one of a kind in this part of Europe, presents contemporary productions of William Shakespeare’s plays. It is held annually, in the beautiful setting of a castle on the Danube bank in Čortanovci (a village in Serbia in the Municipality of Indjija, the Province of Vojvodina) – in Villa Stanković, one of the most picturesque summer residencies in Serbia, modelled after medieval castles Read More

Forced Entertainment Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare At Home

Shakespeare Festival at the Globe Neuss presents as partner of Forced Entertainment Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare: At Home A salt and pepper pot for the king and queen. A vase for the prince. A matchbox for the servant. A toilet roll tube for the Innkeeper. A water bottle for the messenger. A kitchen table for a stage. In this ‘At Home’ edition of Complete Works Read More