International Festival “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.