International Antalya Theater Festival

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Country and Region TurkeyAntalya Province
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Antalya, Antalya Province, Turkey
Festival Contact Information

Turkish State Theatre
Department of International Relations and Festivals
Phone/Fax: +90 312 324 40 94

Festival Description

The Turkish State Theaters — Antalya State Theater present the International Antalya Theater Festival, which is held in Antalya, Turkey. As the first international theatre centered event of the region the purpose of our festival is to expand its scope with different theaters and organizations from other countries in future. The festival is also a way to build contacs for joint projects by providing an exchange of directors, actors/actresses and technical staff to improve the multicultural understanding and bilateral cooperation. Beside their main theatre performances, groups can also propose workshops and outdoor performnaces like street theatre, street events, dance show events and or concerts etc. Our guests will not only meet the unique stage techniques of the traditional Turkish theatre, but will also have the chance to experience ancient Roman roots of Anatolia in Aspendos and Side Amphitheatres.

Our festival has hosted 13 foreign companies from various countries ,7 State Theatres troupes, there have been staged 27 different plays and 57 performances with totally 40,377 audiences till 2012 and has expanded its scope with different groups from other countries in recent years.

Our festival aims a step forward towards establishing future cooperation between our theater and foreign groups from different countries. We believe that with your participation it will be a valuable asset to our festival and initiate this mutual collaboration.

Festival Dates May 17 - 27, 2014
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