The 21st Gdansk Shakespeare Festival

10 days with Shakespeare
in Gdańsk

28th July – 6th August


25 July 2017

The audience prize will be awarded by holders of 2017 ShakespeareOFF limited season tickets. You may be one of them!

ShakespeareOFF – the alternative element of the Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival continues with its competition formula. Twenty-two theatre companies will participate from Poland, Great Britain, Romania, Slovakia and Belgium. The performances will take place on eight different stages in Gdańsk and Sopot.

The competition productions will be judged by the ShakespeareOFF jury: Jacek Głomb from the Modrzejewska Theatre in Legnica, Romuald Wicza-Pokojski from the Miniatura Theatre in Gdańsk and
theatre critic, Jacek Wakar. A prize will also be awarded by the journalists of the Festival gazette, „Shakespeare Daily”.

Moreover there will be the AUDIENCE PRIZE – awarded by holders of 2017 ShakespeareOFF limited season tickets. The season tickets at 200 zł are available at GTS Box Office, open daily on 13:00 – 20:00.

Anna Szynkaruk-Zgirska


6 March 2017

The 21st edition of Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival will take place from July 28th to August 6th 2017.  It will be preceded by an international biennial ESRA Congress 2017, organised by European Shakespeare Research Association, this time in Gdańsk , in partnership with the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre and the University of Gdańsk.

Anna Szynkaruk-Zgirska


5 March 2017

The 21st Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival will be preceded by an international biennial conference of European Shakespeare Research Association.

The conference is coorganised by the University of Gdańsk and the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre. The overall theme of the conference is: ‘Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: AnAtomizing Text and Stage’. The event will be held on 27-30 July 2017 in Gdansk.

Anna Szynkaruk-Zgirska

11 August 2016

Festival work by the eye of unusually gifted person, who appeared here unexpectedly, and have put all her heart, energy and humour in working with us. A person who has been everywhere, has met everyone and it is because of her that you could learn how this festival is created. Thank you Antonija!

Film by Antonija Putić

Anna Szynkaruk-Zgirska