25 Gdansk Shakespeare Festival

30.07 – 08.08.2021


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30 July 2021

The jubilee edition of the festival was opened on Friday with “The Tempest” directed by Szymon Kaczmarek – a production by the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre. During the first festival weekend we would also see two finalists of the Golden Yorick competition, namely performances: “Der Szturem. Cwiszyn / The Tempest. Between”, directed by Damian Josef Neć […]

15 June 2021

The 25th edition of the Shakespeare Festival in Gdańsk will take place from 30 July to 8 August 2021. We will see performances from: Portugal, Italy, Lithuania, Belgium and from Poland. The organisers of the Shakespeare Festival are the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre and the Theatrum Gedanense Foundation. This edition is particularly special, not only because […]

6 May 2021

ShakespeareOFF alternative strand of the Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival consists of two competitions:  ShakespeareOFF Productions (three laureates are presented in the festival programme) and ShakespeareOFF Presentations (performances qualified for the finals are presented and the best is seleced by the Jury during the festival). The prize in the ShakespeareOFF Productions Competition is financial support for the […]


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Shakespeare Festival

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.




A festival strand of fringe presentations. Since 2016 run as a competition. This year a part of "Shaking the Walls" project co-financed by Creative Europe Programme of EU.

Golden Yorick

Competition for the Best Polish Production – an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play or a performance inspired by the works of William Shakespeare – in a given theatre season.
Summer Shakespeare Academy


A perfect place to meet and exchange thoughts with artists during the festival. Diverse programme of educational activities, which offers something interesting to everyone.


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