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.