THEATRE:Polish Theatre



Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival Krakow
When: December
Organizer: Krakow Festival Office, Łaźnia Nowa Theatre

Festival of Polish Contemporary Plays R@port Gdynia
When: May
Organizer: Witold Gombrowicz City Theatre

Festival of World Premieres
When: September – October
Organizer: Hieronim Konieczka Polish Theatre

Malta Festival
When: June
Organizer: Malta Foundation

Shakespeare Festival
When: the turn of July and August
Organizer: Theatrum Gedanense Foundation and Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

Theatre Confrontations Festival
When: October
Organizer: Culture Centre in Lublin

International Theatre Festival Dialog
When: October (every second year)
Organizer: IMPART Festival Office

Kontrapunkt – Small Theatre Forms Festival
When: April
Organizers: City of Szczecin, Puppet Theatre Pleciuga, Contemporary Theatre in Szczecin, Kana Theatre

International Festival of Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant
When: January – February
Organizer: Teatr Powszechny in Łódź

International Theatre Festival Kontakt
When: May (every second year)
Organizer: Wilam Horzyca Theatre

Body/Mind International Contemporary Dance Festival
When: September
Organizer: Body/Mind Foundation

KORCZAK International Festival of Theatres for Children
When: May
Organizer: Polish Centre of ASSITEJ – the International Association of Theatres for Children and Young People

International Festival of Puppet Theatres and Movie Animations for Adults “Puppet is a Human too”
When: October
Organizer: Union Impossible Theatre


Krakow: Terminus

The final destination of this travel conference – or shall we rather call it study tour, as suggested by Clement? – was the old Polish capital, Krakow. A place swarming with tourists, trams (some with messages from the Pope), cultural institutions and quickly gentrifying neighbourhoods. We kicked it off with a visit to Laznia Nova […] »

Katowice: an easy day at the Silesian Museum

On 12 June (Day 8) we left Czechia and moved to Poland, but we stayed in the same region: Silesia. The Silesian Museum, since its opening last year, is one of the most important cultural spaces in the Polish side of Silesia district, and (yet another) very interesting example of art places created in the former […] »

Frequently Travelled Trains and Hazy Memories of Ostrava

By the time we reached Ostrava, most of the conference staff was reasonably tired as these shots below will testify. In the city of Ostrava we visited quite a few theatres (Puppet Theatre, Petr Bezruč Theatre, Old Aréna Theatre and Cooltour) and had lunch in a modern shared office space, Impact Hub.  After some thought-provoking […] »

Baroque walks in Olomouc

After leaving Slovakia we arrived to the Czech Republic to the beautiful small town of Olomouc. After the visit to the town hall and the city theatre we were presented two independent theatre venues and finished the day with a short performance. »

The second day in Slovakia: Zilina

  The conference quickly moved on from Topolcany to another great city in Slovakia: Zilina. For Attila, who was biking again this did take some climbing too. Stanica Zilina-Zariecie was the theatre venue which hosted us for exciting presentations with a strong theoretical focus, a provocative dance performance and a discussion with artist Jaro Viňarský. »