Тhe International Puppet Theatre Festival «Petrushka the Great»

Since 2002 every two years the theatre has been holding the International Puppet Theatre Festival «Petrushka the Great». The festival has become one of the most prestigious puppet theatre festivals in Russia, raising creative and entertainment level.

The aim of the festival is search, support and propaganda of the most interesting creative projects of the puppet theatres, which promotes the development of Russian theatre, strengthens cooperation between Russian and foreign theatres.

The festival is competitive and includes showings of the performances of theatres-participants, discussions of the shows, master-classes, creative meetings with stage masters.

“Petrushka the Great” is  holding with support of Ekaterinburg city administration, Ministry of culture of Sverdlovsk region, Union of theatre personalities of Russia,  UNIMA International. Constant  partners of the festival are “Sinara” charity fund and Charity fund of Russian copper company. 


Dear colleagues!
The organization committee of International puppet theatre festival “Petrushka the Great”  is waiting for applications for participation in VIII International puppet theatre festival “Petrushka the Great”, which will be held since 16th  till 20th of September, 2016 in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Festival will be held with support of the Governor of Sverdlovsk region, Ministry of culture of Sverdlovsk region, Administration of Ekaterinburg city, Union of theatrical personalities of Russia, “Sinara” charity fund, Charity fund of Russian copper company.
Theme of the festival is «Puppet theatre: amor et mortis».
We are waiting for the shows for children and adults, with the high artistic quality and corresponding to the theme of the festival. The selection of the shows for Festival’s program is implemented by the Expert committee.
Expert committee list: Strazhnikov Petr – director of Ekaterinburg puppet theatre,Sivko Yevgeniy – Chief director of the theatre, Selavri Yulia – Chief designer of the theatre, Kolosnitsyna Tatiana – deputy director, Shegal Liudmila – specialist in international projects of the theatre, Pautova Larisa – head of the musical department of the theatre, Ilyina Yelena – head of literature and dramatic department of the theatre, Kokin Alexey – theatre researcher, translator, Speshkov Vladimir – thetre critic, member of expert commission of Russian National theatre award “Golden Mask”. In its practice the expert committee is also guided with recommendations of specialists of chamber of children and puppet theatres of UTP RF.
The festival is competitive. The festival program includes shows and their discussions, master classes, educational programs.

The organization committee of the festival covers the expenses on meals and accommodation of the 10 participants. In case if group exceeds 10 people, the expenses on accommodation and meals of additional participants are covered by the theatre-participant. The travelling expenses are covered by the theatre participant. There is no fee for the shows.
Applications are accepted since 1st of June 2015 till 1st of March 2016.
For application, please, fill in and send the questionnaire  and  full-length record of the show on e-mail:  zavlit@uralkukla.ru, pressa@uralkukla.ru, postmaster@uralkukla.ru.