Dear friends and partners,

For the first time Varna Summer International Theatre Festival and World Theatre in Sofia will not take place in June as it has been usual for the past decades. The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic prevents us to meet the audiences with the programme that we have put together for this year festivals’ editions. We are following

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Exclusive screening of “Onegin” in Sofia

Due to the great interest provoked by the screening of Timofey Kulyabin’s performance “Onegin”, an exclusive screening is scheduled on June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Cinema House. You can book your ticket at

Varna Festival bulletin

Read all about Varna Summer International Theatre Festival 2019 in the festival bulletin with interviews and reviews around the rich festival programme.

Festival bulletin and new blog

45 public and professional events, more than 500 artists and 15 professional guests from 8 countries were part of the 26th edition of the Varna Summer International Theatre Festival. Read all about it in the festival bulletin and on the new festival blog here. Find out more here.

25 year International Theatre Festival “Varna Summer”

2017 is a very special year for us. We are looking back at 25 festival editions, 740 events, over 250 000 spectators. We are grateful to all our spectators and partners for making this journey together. We did a short video for you presenting what is VARNA SUMMER INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL today. Take a look.


Metropolitan Opera: Live from New York, realized in Bulgaria by Via Fest Foundation together with America for Bulgaria Foundation, will broadcast for the first time in four Bulgarian cities – Sofia, Ruse, Plovdiv and Varna. The special occasion is the successful opera production “La Traviata” with the participation of the prima Sonya Yoncheva.

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