WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA is a platform for presenting international theatre and dance productions. Since 2007, the ‘VIA FEST” Foundation, jointly with the Sofia Municipality, has been carrying out this initiative. It aims to bring some of the leading names and trends in the international stage to the audiences in Sofia. Its selection includes some events from the program of the International Theatre Festival “Varna Summer”, but also specially invited performances in Sofia. It is held in June every year; some projects could be realized outside of this time frame. In order to attain its goals the World Theatre in Sofia relies on partnership with Bulgarian and foreign NGOs, cooperation with cultural centers and involvement in international programs, sponsorship and donations. The Union of Bulgarian Actors is one of the permanent partners of the platform. Since 2010 “America for Bulgaria” Foundation has been of critical importance for the implementation of a number of international projects. The tours of the foreign companies in Sofia in the previous editions of the platform were realized due to the support of the Ministry of Culture, British Council, Instituto Cervantes, Goethe Institut, Instytut Polski, Instituto Italiano di Cultura, České centrum, Austrian embassy, etc. Since 2011 the platform has been part of the Cultural Calendar of Sofia.

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