7 Theatre Festivals from Around the World

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Festival d’Avignon
Where: Avignon, France
When: 6 -26 July 2017
Highlights: An annual contemporary performing arts event

Salzburger Festspiele (Salzburg Festival)
Where: Salzburg, Austria
When: 21 July – 30 August 2017
Highlights: A renowned music and drama festival that features concerts, drama, and opera among others

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
When: 4 – 28 August 2017
Highlights: One of the most renowned theater festivals in the world. It showcases more than 2,000 different types of shows including theatre, comedy, opera, and more

Zürcher Theater Spektakel
Where: Zurich, Switzerland
When: 17 August – 3 September 2017
Highlights: One of the best known annual contemporary performing arts festivals in Europe. It features various performing arts groups from across the globe including independent theatre groups

United Solo Theatre Festival
Where: New York City, USA
When: 14 September – 19 November 2017
Highlights: The largest solo theatre festival in the world

International Festival of Children’s Theatres
Where: Subotica, Serbia
When: 24 – 30 September 2017
Highlights: A children’s theatres festival featuring drama and puppet theatre performances

Dublin Theatre Festival
Where: Dublin 2, Ireland
When: 28 September – 15 October 2017
Highlights: Founded in 1957, Dublin Theatre Festival longest running theatre festival in Europe founded in 1957 showcasing Irish and international theatre