25 Gdansk Shakespeare Festival

30.07 – 08.08.2021


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24 November 2021

At 24th November 2021 the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre has joined the European Festivals Association! The EFA Network, founded in 1952, connects about 100 festivals and festival associations in 40 countries. EFA members are the core element that make the Association an open, influential, international place for any festival that wants to be part of a […]

23 November 2021

We take part in the EFA Arts Festivals Summit 2021 in Galway / Ireland, held on November 22 – 24 organized by: European Festivals Association (EFA), Aoife FestivalEvents and Galway – the European Capital of Culture 2020. Agata Grenda, the GST Director and Joanna Śnieżko-Misterek, the coordinator of the Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival, were invited to […]

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 […]


The Gdansk Shakespeare Festival

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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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