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Moscow - Performing Arts Festivals

Drama theatre festivals

International Stanislavsky Prize

November, 8 - December, 6, 2018

Lubimovka, New Writing Festival

September, 1 - 8, 2018. Application deadline: 30.04.2018.

Ostrovsky in Ostrovsky's Home

May, 10 - 18, 2018

Slavianskiy Venets (Slavic Crown), International Festival of Chamber Theatres

June, 17 - 30, 2017

Moscow Theatre Festival

September, 2015

Moscow International University Theatre Festival

November, 2016

Teatralnaya Obochina (Moscow Roadside) Festival

November, 6 - 12, 2017

Biennale of Performing Arts

October, 12 - November, 10, 2017

Puppet festivals

International Puppet Festival named after Sergey Obraztsov

October, 5 - 14, 2018. Application deadline: 15.04.2018.

Moscow Holidays, Moscow Festival of Chamber Puppet Theatres for Children

September, 30 - 3, October, 2016

Stariy Noviy God (The Old New Year), Festival of School and Family Vertep Shows

January, 2017

Mono-performance festivals

Solo, International Theatre Festival of One-Man Productions

October, 1 - 10, 2018. Application deadline: 01.06.2018.

Opera, ballet and music festivals

Benois de la Danse, International Ballet Award and Festival

June, 5 - 6, 2018

Muzikalnoye Serdtse Teatra (Theatre's Music Heart), National Festival

July - December, 2015

"See the Music", Festival of Russian Musical Theatres

September, 26 - November, 14, 2017

Theatre for children and youth festivals


April, 28 - May, 2, 2018. Application deadline: 13.03.2018.

Skazochniy Mir (Fairytale World), Moscow Open Festival of Small Scale Productions for Children

May, 26 - 29, 2017

Big Break, Moscow International Festival of Theatre For Children

October- November, 2016

Gavrosh, International Theatre Festival of Performances for Children


Big Break Fest

October, 28 - November, 5, 2017

Professional theatre schools festivals

Your Chance, Moscow International Festival of Graduate and Student Performances

April, 12 - 27, 2018

Performing arts and multidisciplinary festivals

PROTEATR. International Meetings

February, 9 - 13, 2018

Golden Mask, National Russian Festival of Performing Arts

January, 28 - April, 15, 2018

ArtMirgatsia (ArtMigration), Russian Festial and Forum of the Youth in the Perfoming Arts

September, 4 - 10, 2017

International Contact Improvisation and Performance Festival

June, 25 - 16, July, 2016

Chekhov International Theatre Festival

May - July, 2019

NET Festival (New European Theatre)

November, 8 - December, 14, 2017

Chereshneviy Les (Cherry-Tree Forest), Open Arts Festival

April, 20 - July, 23, 2017

International Festival-School "Territory"

October, 12 - 25, 2017

Art November, International Art Festival

November, 2015

Italiya Molodaya (Youthful Italy), Moscow International Theatre Festival, Accento Italiano Project

October- November, 2015

The All-Russian Festival of Special Theatres PROTEATR

September - October, 2019. Application deadline: 01.04.2019.

Competitions and showcases

International competition for young artists of operetta "OperettaLand"

October, 25 - 29, 2016

St.Mistery, International Christian Theatre Festival

May, 2017

Serebryanaya Shpaga (Silver Court Sword), International Festival of Scenic Swordplay

April, 2018

Amateur theatres and student theatres festivals

Prologue, The Festival of Children’s Amateur theatres

November - December, 2015

Russian Drama, Festival of School Theatres

May, 2017

International Festival of Amateur Theatres "From Youth to Youth"

November, 2018

Contemporary dance festivals

DanceInversion, International Festival of Contemporary Dance

- November, 2017

TSEH, International Festival of Dance Theatre

December, 2015

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Russian Theatre Festivals Guide. Printed Edition

This section of the Web site is the interactive version of Russian Theatre Festivals Guide, which comprises information about some 250 regular performing arts festivals in Russia, arranged by genre and host city.

A PDF version of the Festivals Guide is available for download and has been optimized for home/office printing on standard A4 paper.

In accordance with this site section the PDF is updated regularly, please note the date of the PDF at the copyrights page.