The Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival programme


July 28th – August 6th 2017

Performances, concerts, workshops, meetings with artists, seminars
OFF stage: monodramas, street theatre, performances, happenings

The Gdansk Shakespeare Festival is one of the biggest international events which, thanks to the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre and Theatrum Gedanense Foundation, every year hosts the best Shakespeare productions and the most eminent theatre artists from all over the world.

The 21st edition of the festival will definitely meet everyone’s expectations when it comes to big names and outstanding Shakespearean productions. You will be able to see performances from the Croatia, United Kingdom, Russia, Hong Kong, Iran, Ukraine and Poland.




MAIN STAGE – The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre


July 28th (Friday), 7pm (1H)

ISLAND (based on The Tempest), dir. Grzegorz Bral, The Song of Goat Theatre, Poland

It will also be presented during the European Shakespeare Research Association Opening on July 27th 2017


July 29th (Saturday), 5:30pm & 9:00pm (1H40)

TITUS ANDRONICUS 2.0, dir. Tang Shu-Wing, Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio, Hong Kong


July 31st (Monday), 7pm (1H30)

HAMLET, dir. Oliver Frljić, Zagreb Youth Theatre, Croatia


August 1st (Tuesday), 6pm (1H30)

HAMLET, dir. Oliver Frljić, Zagreb Youth Theatre, Croatia

Special event: 13:00 i 16:00 (1H15)

MACBETH MIRROR, dir. Santanu Das, Kalyani Kalamandalam, Indie


August 2nd (Wednesday), 6pm & 10pm (2H)

HAMLET, DRAMMA PER MUSICA, dir. Rostyslav Derzhypilsky, Ivano-Frankivsk Music-Drama Theater, Ukraine


August 4th (Friday), 7pm (1H50)

MEASURE FOR MEASURE, dir. Declan Donnellan, Cheek by Jowl and the Pushkin Theatre, Russia


August 6th (Sunday), 11 am (3H15)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, dir. PAweł Aigner, Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre & Teatr Wybrzeże, Gdańsk



ShakespeareOFF: performances, concerts, events in TwO Windows Theatre, on GST Yard or streets of Gdańsk

EDU: workshops, meetings with artists, a workshop performance – dir. Tanya Roberts (3-4.08, 5pm, GAK Orunia)

Fall in love with Shakespeare: happenings, installations, creative interactions in the city led by Korkoro Theatre