The 20th Gdansk Shakespeare Festival

32 companies/ 21 musicians
from all over the world

29th July – 7th August

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The 20th Gdansk Shakespeare Festival

Performances, concerts, workshops, meetings with artists, seminars
OFF stage: monodramas, street theatre, performances, happenings

The Gdansk Shakespeare Festival is one of the biggest international events which, thanks to the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre and Theatrum Gedanense Foundation, every year hosts the best Shakespeare productions and the most eminent theatre artists from all over the world.

In previous years we had the great pleasure of hosting such stars as Luk Perceval, László Bocsárdi, Elizabeth LeCompte, Robert Sturua, Silviu Purcarete, Edward Hall, Giuseppe Dipasquale and many others.

We also had a unique opportunity to see various interpretations of Shakespeare’s plays created by theatres from a great number of countries, such as: the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Latvia, Cuba, Denmark, Italy, Belarus, Hungary, Armenia, Iceland, Israel, South Korea, the United States of America, Japan, Spain, Georgia, Finland, Sweden, Macedonia, Czech Republic or Zimbabwe.

The 20th edition of the festival will definitely meet everyone’s expectations when it comes to big names and outstanding Shakespearean productions. You will be able to see performances from the United Kingdom, Russia, Italy, Israel or Iran as well as Polish productions – the finalists of the Golden Yorick Competition.

As every year performances will be accompanied by workshops, meetings with artists, open rehearsals, seminars and The Summer Shakespeare Academy. It is worth mentioning that this year’s alternative ShakespeareOFF programme is especially rich and for the first time it is also a competition.


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Probably the biggest Shakespearean theatrical event in the world,… and it is still getting bigger!


258 events in 2015

211 events in 2014

154 events in 2013
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Information

Main stage events of the Festival include Polish and foreign performances inspired by the works of William Shakespeare. The audience has a unique opportunity to see the most interesting modern adaptation’s of Shakespeare’s plays created in recent years. Polish productions presented during the festival are pre-selected and compete for the Golden Yorick Award and the title of the best staging of a Shakespearean play in the given theatre season. The award ceremony is held during the closing night of the Festival. Since 2011 main stage events are accompanied by ShakespeareOFF which offers an alternative programme for all those interested in fringe theatre.


Box Office

Tickets

Buy your tickets at the GST box office, online or at the door one hour before the show starts. Online ticket sales for ShakespeareOFF will close 24 hrs before the performance.

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Tricity

Venues

The events of the 20th Gdansk Shakespeare Festival will take place in different venues in Tricity. Our map will help you get around and find all the festival’s events.

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2016

Programme

The Gdansk Shakespeare Festival is an international platform for artists to interact with the European public. Outstanding new renditions of classic Shakespeare plays, critic debates, workshops, as well as a plethora of other accompanying events such as concerts, exhibitions, performances, street dances, stand-up comedy, meetings with the artists and open rehearsals.

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Media

Press pack

A prepared package of information about the Festival and artists featuring in this year’s programme. Set of promotional photographs and logos available to download

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Cooperation

We would like to thank all the institutions, companies and media partners for their continued support of the Gdansk Shakespeare Festival

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