FESTIVALS
INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASES

Most of the ConnectUp- partner theatres host large, cross-border festivals for young audiences, some taking place annually, others are biennials. The theatres bring these festivals with them as hubs for exchange, training and dissemination within the cooperation. 

22 festival will be held over the four years, featuring performances (productions & co-creations) and Audience Development Strategy (presentations and workshops).

The festivals are the places of further training (as part of the Study Programme: Theater Mediation) and artistic evaluation. But they are also the showcase, where we introduce our productions to the international TYA scene and where we discuss the vision of a more diversified audience. Each festival will enhance our work and strengthen the basis of our vision.

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The Norwegian Assitej Festival

Kristiansand

Norway

The Norwegian Assitej Festival International Performing Arts Festival for a young audience started in 1993. It is the number one meeting point for the Norwegian field and the international field of TYA.

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FITEI

Porto

Portugal

Created in 1978, FITEI – Festival Internacional de Teatro de Expressão Ibérica, is Portugal’s oldest theatre festival – a reference in its domain and a recognised award-winning event.

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Puppet-No-Puppet

Białystok

Poland

The International Festival of Puppetry Schools has been organized every two years since 2002. Its main aim is the initiation of discussions concerning tradition and the newest artistic trends in the art of puppetry.

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Derby

UK

DL is a fantastic summer festival of fresh and thrilling theatre with a bumper line-up of shows, works-in-progress, workshops and talks, and a hub for fresh, contemporary, cutting edge and innovative performance.

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Skupova

Plzeň

Czech Republic

Skupa’s Pilsen festival is profiled as a competitive biennial of professional puppet and alternative theatre.

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Segnali

Milan

Italy

The Segnali Festival, directed and organized by Elsinor and Teatro del Buratto, is a historical and fundamental event for Italian children’s theatre.

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Assitej Croatia

Čakovec

Croatia

For 19 years in a row, the Festival of Professional Theatres for Children and Youth HC Assitej has been organized in Čakovec.

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Lutke

Ljubljana

Slovenia

Every two years, the International Festival of Contemporary Puppetry Art enriches Slovenian cultural space with international productions of puppet theatre.