Открытие Универсиады Някрошюс Звезда 2 Ивар Персеваль Кончаловский Багдонас Шуб БД Ассоциация деятелей русских театров зарубежья

Baltic House International Theatre Festival

When: Every October

Where: Baltic House Theatre-Festival, as well as other local venues

Baltic House is home to one of Europe’s major theatre festivals. Founded in 1991 and held annually, Baltic House International Theatre Festival became the first such event in Russian history. Following its initial success, the theatre was renamed after the festival that same year. In 2008, Baltic House International Theatre Festival received an honourable UNESCO prize.

Every year, Baltic House International Theatre Festival’s playbill includes productions – many of them premieres – by the leading European theatre directors. Some of them are well-known in Russia. While others are first introduced to the local public by our festival.

Over the years, recognised masters of European theatre presented their works at the Baltic House Festival, among them Eimuntas Nekrošius, Rimas Tuminas, Oskaras Koršunovas, Luk Perceval, Silviu Purcarete, Ivo van Hove, Kama Ginkas, Lev Dodin, Yuri Lyubimov, Krystian Lupa, Christoph Marthaler, Elmo Nüganen, Thomas Ostermeier, Robert Sturua, Kristian Smeds, Valery Fokin, Alvis Hermanis and many others.

International Festival of Russian Theatres from Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Baltic Countries “Meetings in Russia”

When: Every April 

Where: Baltic House Theatre-Festival

Since 1998, our theatre has been a meeting place for Russian-language theatres from the neighbouring countries, holding an annual International Festival of Russian Theatres Abroad "Meetings in Russia". Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and Rossotrudnichestvo, the festival’s purpose is to strengthen creative ties with Russian-speaking theatre makers living abroad.  

Over the many years of its existence, nearly every Russian-language theatre company from the former Soviet republics has come to our festival to present their art to the Russian public. An integral part of the festival is its educational programme. It consists of a series of master-classes and workshops held both in Russia and in the partner countries that are especially useful to the younger generation of Russian-speaking artists.

During the 2017 edition of the festival, the Association of Russian Theatres Abroad was founded. Its goal is to promote Russian culture abroad, establish creative connections that would result in joint productions and educate Russian-speaking artists.  

International Solo Performances Festival “MONOCLE”

When: Once every two years, in February or March  

Where: Baltic House Theatre-Festival, as well as other local venues

Held since 1997, “MONOCLE” is an international theatre festival that aims to popularize and support solo performances, as well develop new forms of art and expression within the genre.

Representatives of Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Finland, Croatia, Sweden and Estonia participated in the festival over the years of its existence.

The festival consists of two rounds – a St Petersburg-based round and an international one.