About festival

Since 2000

International Theatre Festival Rainbow

annually end of May-beginning of June in St. Petersburg

established and held by the St. Petersburg Bryantsev Theatre for Young Spectators

and founded by:

Ministry of Culture of Russia/ Theatre Union of Russia / ASSITEJ Russia
Government of St.Petersburg /St. Petersburg Committee for Culture
The Festival concept is: New Theatre for New Generation of Spectators!

The purpose of the Rainbow is search for the contemporary theater for young people, as well as directors, working with new, responsible to current mood theatrical forms. The idea of the festival is to position the arts for young audiences as a highly artistic one. During its history the festival has enjoyed hosting the works of the best theatre maestros from all over the world from the Baltic countries to Japan and China, from all over Europe and Iran; by such prominent masters as Philippe Genty, Oskaras Koršunovas Theatre, Dmitry Krymov, Grzegorz Jarzyna, Rimas Tuminas, Elmo Nüganen, Krzysztof Warlikowski to very young newcomers.

The Festival Program is being formed of the most interesting Russian and international contemporary theatre works for young people and advanced audience.

Participation/ General Terms (all the other –subject for negotiation with each theatre group):

– traveling and sets/props transportation are at the expenses of a participating company;

– the Festival provides visa support, accommodation (up to 25 people), board (breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at the theatre canteen) for 3 days;

– the Festival provides the members of a company with free admission to the Festival performances and special events.

– the Festival invites the leaders of the theatres/theatre groups (up to two persons from organization) for the entire festival period. The festival provides accommodation, meals and free admission to the Festival events.

The Festival invites to participate in the Festival professional theatre productions from Russia and abroad. Please, take in consideration, that the Festival organizers are interested in works that reflect the profound search in creation productions for youth, but not children.

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