Start of the digital programme on

On 3rd June, just after 7 pm, you have the opportunity to watch online the performance “The Double Inconstancy” staged by Galin Stoev at ThéâtredelaCité in Toulouse, of which he is currently the artistic director. The show offers a contemporary interpretation of the classic comedy by French author Pierre de Marivaux and received prestigious nominations. On 4 June at 7 p.m., you can also start watching online the performance of “The Seagull” by A. P. Chekhov by the world-famous Lithuanian director Oskaras Koršunovas. The video recordings are with a free access for 72 hours on the territory of Bulgaria and are translated into Bulgarian. See more how you can watch them.

We raised the curtains for World Theatre in Sofia 2024

On 2 June, the 18th edition of the platform opened on the stage of the Theatre of Satire with the performance “Living the Dream with Grandma” by the Hungarian director and performer László Góndor. The next event is on 7 June, when the electrifying flamenco dancer Eduardo Guerrero will again step on the stage of the Theatre of Satire with “Lighthouse”. The programme continues until 9 July, and includes a screening of “Vanya” starring Andrew Scott (NT Live), performances by Timofey Kulyabin, Oskaras Koršunovas and a traditional 14th century Chinese opera. On 3 June at 7pm will also launch the digital programme with online streaming of “The Double Inconstancy” by Pierre de Marivaux directed by Galin Stoev, a production of ThéâtredelaCité -Toulouse, France.

32nd Varna Summer International Theatre Festival kicked off on 1 June

The 32nd Varna Summer International Theatre Festival opened with the production “Easter Wine” of “Ivan Vazov” National Theatre. Take a look at the opening ceremony with the participation of Tsvetana Maneva, chair of the board of Via Fest Foundation, organising the festival, Nayden Todorov, Minister of Culture, Blagomir Kotsev, Mayor of the Municipality of Varna, Iriney Konstantinov, chair of Bulgarian Theatre Association, Daniela Dimova, director of Theatre and Music Production Centre – Varna, Veselina Mikhalkova, artistic director of Drama Theatre – Varna, and the festival director Nikolay Iordanov.

Tsvetana Maneva became honorary citizen of Varna

On the day of Varna, August 15, at an official ceremony in the Open Air Theatre were awarded the new honorary citizens of the sea capital. Tsvetana Maneva was awarded with the highest distinction of the city by the decision of the Municipal Council for her significant contribution to the theatrical life of Varna with her long-standing work for the Varna Summer International Theatre Festival and for her brilliant roles in cinema and for the stage.


On 5 June at 4 pm in the Drama Theatre – Varna, lobby I balcony, we invite you to a meeting with the French playwright, director and actress Salome Lelouch. She is a special guest of the Varna Summer Theatre Festival on the occasion of the presentation of the first Bulgarian production of her acclaimed play “You Shouldn’t Have Said So!” directed by Javor Gardev, part of the Bulgarian Selection and the Showcase programme.

The beginning of the festival

The first day of the 31st Varna Summer International Theatre Festival captured Varna’s main square and the Drama Theatre with street performances from the Czech Republic and the ode to theatre, “Performance and ½” .

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