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

  • SAAL Biennaal is a two-week-long international performing arts festival that takes place in Tallinn. SAAL Biennaal is also the predecessor of Tallinn’s oldest contemporary dance festival August DanceFestival.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NoTaFe
    NOTAFE is a week-long festival [professional training, educational event, fruitful holiday, inspiring encounter] taking place annually in Viljandi.


Last updated: 16 July 2018