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International cooperation

International communication on the topics of theatre and performances is handled by the Estonian Theatre Agency.

The agency introduces Estonian plays, performances and creative persons abroad within the framework of Drama Land (Draamamaa) export plan.

The Estonian Theatre Agency has chosen target markets on which to focus their marketing efforts. Drama Land target markets are German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Finland, Russia, Sweden, Czech Republic.

International theatre festivals in Estonia

  • August Dance Festival is one of the performing arts festivals with the longest traditions in the region. The festival programme includes dance and theatre performances, installations, performance art, films, and other modern performing arts. The festival takes place in Tallinn.
  • Biennial Baltoscandal presents the inquisitive theatre of Europe and the rest of the world as well as innovative trends in performing arts. The festival takes place in Rakvere.
  • The festival includes the best Russian theatre productions of the last couple of seasons seasons, which are nominees or laureates of the Golden Mask award by the Theatre Union of Russia. The festival takes place in Tallinn.
  • Monomaffia is a solo performance festival that focusses on the actor as the central player in the theatre without whom the play just could not happen. The festival takes place in Pärnu.
  • Tallinn Treff Festival is an international visual theatre festival, which introduces contemporary puppet theatre and novel formats, maintains the traditions of a puppet theatre, and presents street performances. The festival is organised by the foundation SA Nuku and it takes place in Tallinn.
  • The international theatre festival Winter Night’s Dream has been held every two years since 2000 and it brings to Tallinn diverse theatre performances from all over the world. The festival is organised by the Tallinn City Theatre.