Zygmunt Hübner Theatre in Warsaw

Teatr Powszechny was created in 1944, on Jan Mroziński initiative. In the first years of its existence Powszechny Theatre was a place of work for many pre-war actors. Since the very beginning, the theatre has been presenting the most renowned plays by prominent authors: Gabriela Zapolska, Charles Dickens and Shakespeare. In the late 50s, the renovation period begun. The premiere of War and Peace was a crucial moment in the theatre history. Adam Hanuszkiewicz was certainly one of the theatre biggest stars. In 1975, Zygmunt Hübner became the theatre director. Distinguished Polish actor and director brought to the theatre many of the best Polish actors of those times, like Krystyna Janda or Janusz Gajos. Since September 2011, Robert Gliński has been managing the theatre. In 2014, Paweł Łysak became the artistic director, aided by Paweł Sztarbowski as assistant director. According to the idea of 'theatre that interferes,' the theatre presents productions by Poland's leading directors and remains open to various educational and animating events, such as workshops, meetings with artists, debates, discussions, performances, concerts, exhibitions and happenings. It cooperates with local NGOs and tries to encourage as many people as possible to participate in culture. Zygmunt Hubner Theatre wants to be the place for everyone who is ready to think critically and open for social change and 'cultural ferment.'

Creators of the show: The Peasants, The Rage

The National Stary Theatre in Kraków

Established in 1781, The National Stary Theatre in Kraków is one of Poland’s oldest public theatres. Connected to the stage are the names of eminent directors, including Tadeusz Kantor, Jerzy Grotowski, Zygmunt Hübner, Konrad Swinarski, Jerzy Jarocki, Jerzy Grzegorzewski, Krystian Lupa and Andrzej Wajda. Since January 2013 is Director has been Jan Klata. There are two program strands that mark out the repertoire of Stary: different, original takes on contemporary drama and theatre and reinterpretations of Polish and world classics, held under the brand of the re_wizje. Since 2009 the theatre is a member of a prestigious international network -Mitos21,European theatres collaboration network.

Creators of the show: The Wedding, Triumph of the Will

Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków

The theatre has been continuously staging plays since 1893. It is one of the most famous and distiguished Polish theatre scenes. The edifice, designed by Jan Zawiejski, is ranked among the most valuable monuments of theatre architecture in Europe. There is an inscription of its façade: “Kraków for the National Arts”. Interiors are decorated with and the famed curtain by Henryk Siemiradzki. There is an antique wardrobe of the famous actor Ludwik Solski next to the stage. The legendary Theatre started to fulfill its role as a national theatre just at the turn of 19th and 20th centuries. It was a birthplace of Polish modern theatre direction, stage design, staging and the acting profession. Juliusz Słowacki Theatre has continuously been playing a unique role in cultural landscape of Kraków. It stages important, high quality plays which vividly comment the present days but also creatively allude to Polish and European tradition. 

Teatr Polski Bydgoszcz

Teatr Polski in Bydgoszcz is a public institutional theatre. Since September 2014, the team and curators led by  Paweł Wodziński and Bartek Frąckowiak have offered the theatre open to various disciplines, ways of thinking, and themes. The theatre's program is based on the formula of transgression in terms of fields, genres, and barriers (also between the stage and the audience). Also important is searching for, defining, and discussing new dramaturgies in theatre, dance, and interdisciplinary projects. New dramaturgies form also the core of the Festival of New Dramaturgies.

Polish Theatre in Poznań

The oldest theatre in Poland, established in 1875. It was sponsored by the funds of the Poles who lived under the divisions, which is reflected on the building itself with a notice “The Nation For Its Own Good”. The building was designed by Stanisław Hebanowski and its form is inspired by Italian renessaince. Such famous and distinguished actors as: Helena Modrzejewska, Gabriela Zapolska, Stefan Jaracz and Władysław Hańcza acted on its stage. The building survived the second world war and re-opened its doors in March 1945. 

Creators of the show: Hymn to Love

Teatr Ludowy

Teatr Ludowy is one of the youngest theatres in Cracow. The theatre opened in 1955 with a premiere of Krakowiacy i górale by Wojciech Bogusławski. Since 2005 the theatre is managed by Jacek Strama. The theatre specializes in contemporary dram, modern re-interpretations of classics and well-made plays.

Creators of the show: The Secret Life of the Friedmans

Teatr Nowy in Poznań

Stefan Żeromski Theatre in Kielce

It is one of the oldest theaters in Poland existing since 1879. In 1945 the inauguration ceremony of Theatre of Kielce Voivodeship took place and permanent acting ensemble was established. For the last 23 years the theater had been managed by Piotr Szczerski, theatre director from Kraków. Thanks to his policy of conducting the theater – repertoire diversity, openness to the avant-garde and the young, talented artists – Kielce drama scene has become a place where phenomena important for the Polish theatre, and moreover, noticed and appreciated in the world, take place. Writing texts on request and for specific actors is practiced in the theatre. Excellent team of young well-integrated, talented people and a bit older experienced actors is appreciated not only by the jury of festivals to which the Theater has been going to almost continuously for several years, but also by the people who cooperate with it.

Creators of the show: Harper

Nowy Teatr

Nowy Teatr is created by Krzysztof Warlikowski and a group of his regular collaborators. The main goal, which behind the concept of this place, is communication and creating a meaningful dialogue with the audience. This dialogue can be based on an understanding or it can start with a provocation that changes the routine way of thinking. Nowy Teatr seeks to expand the area of dialogue with the audience not confining itself to theater performances alone. It aims to be a place for a whole new artistic situation. An area free for artists and curators to create a space defined by innovative people.

The Chorus of Women Foundation

The CHORUS OF WOMEN Foundation originates from a theatre project of Marta Górnicka carried out in the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw since 2009. The CHORUS OF WOMEN was to regain women for theatre and bring THE CHORUS back to theatre, create a new language for it and a new form of stage presence. The work was guided by the idea of creating a post-modern choir theatre – an aesthetic, formal and ideological concept of theatre combining the power of collective body/voice, of source relevance for the Western stage, with contemporary criticism of language as an instrument of power.

The CHORUS OF WOMEN Foundation popularizes and promotes new forms of theatre, transcending traditional divisions within the arts. It supports artistic undertakings of political and social dimension, aimed at abolishing oppression and making it possible to negotiate values and models that societies are founded upon. Its aim is also to support the establishment of an open, diverse, non-excluding community through active inclusion of the society into culture.

Creators of the show: Hymn to Love

Copernicus Science Centre

Creators of the show: Henrietta Lacks

Jan Kochanowski Theatre in Opole

Theatre was created in 1975 in Opole. Since 2007/2008 season, Tomasz Konina has been managing this institution. The theatre – besides its huge dimensions – is famous because of the organization of the one of the biggest theatre festivals in Poland – Opolskie Konfrontacje Teatralne, Klasyka Polska. Many distinguished artists are connected to this place: Tomasz Nyczek, Czesław Niemen, Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz, Andrzej Mleczko, Mikołaj Grabowski. Agnieszka Glińska and many else.

Creators of the show: The Marriage

STUDIO Theatre Gallery

STUDIO is a place for inventive experiments conducted by artists representing various artistic domains. With reference to its avant-garde tradition and with Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz as its patron, STUDIO will establish a space for free speech where different disciplines of art will interpenetrate: theatre, visual arts, music, film. In accordance with the thoughts of the Theory of Pure Form author, the invited artists will have an opportunity to carry out aesthetic experiments. STUDIO does not establish a programme, but a PLACE, where one can think differently than in the reality programmed by politicians and advertisement agents. STUDIO aims at changing this reality. The starting point for us will be the question concerning the future of artistic theatre in Poland and Europe and, more precisely, how can it defend its position in current social, economic and political situation. STUDIO is an open and democratic space with no privileges. The same principles apply to everyone. Everyone is free to choose the topics and artistic means. It is the concept, not convention that matters. There is no place for stardom, but for partnership. The STUDIO actor is a mindful artist whose role in the performance does not limit to being an element of the staging. The practical realisation of the Theatre Gallery idea will be a permanent set on one of the stages, inaugurated by an art show. Thus, the stage design will automatically become a work of art exhibited in the theatre space. Several directors will be working there. This season, a project will be realised by Mikołaj Grospierre and Olga Mokrzycka Grospierre. In STUDIO Theatre Gallery exhibitions, music projects and radio plays will play a significant part.

Creators of the show: Come Together

AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow

National Academy of Theatre Arts was formed in 1946. AST runs one season of master studies leading to a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Acting Department and the Drama Directing Department in Krakow, the Acting Department and the Puppetry Department in Wroclaw, and the Department of Dance Theater in Bytom. It is a national academy and it has the authority to issue the following types academic degrees: Doctorate, Habilitation and Professor of Theatre Arts. Direct supervision of the AST falls to The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The School has professionally equipped stages in Krakow (St. Wyspiański Stage, Stage 210, Classical Stage) and Wroclaw.

Komuna Warszawa

Creators of the show: Cezary Goes to War

AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow - Branch in Wroclaw

National Academy of Theatre Arts was formed in 1946. AST runs one season of master studies leading to a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Acting Department and the Drama Directing Department in Krakow, the Acting Department and the Puppetry Department in Wroclaw, and the Department of Dance Theater in Bytom. It is a national academy and it has the authority to issue the following types academic degrees: Doctorate, Habilitation and Professor of Theatre Arts. Direct supervision of the AST falls to The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The School has professionally equipped stages in Krakow (St. Wyspiański Stage, Stage 210, Classical Stage) and Wroclaw.

Creators of the show: Český díplom

TR Warszawa/Teatr Powszechny w Warszawie/Studio teatrgaleria

Creators of the show: The Trial

Wrocław Puppet Theatre

Creators of the show: Heaven - Hell, The Monument

Animation Theatre in Poznań

Creators of the show: Stories from oblivion

sztuka na wynos

Creators of the show: Three Sisters, PANIE concert

Barakah Theatre

Creators of the show: The Nights of Vanilla Mice

Teatr Grupa



Laznia Nowa Theatre

Łaźnia Nowa is an actively operating Cracow theatre, located in a renovated postindustrial space of former workshop halls of the communist School of Mechanics in Nowa Huta. In the ten years of its existence, the theatre has become a recognised trademark in Polish theatre. It initiated a number of popular festivals, such as Genius Loci Theatre Festival, the Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival and Mrożek Festival. Łaźnia Nowa does not have fixed cast and its productions follow the practice of inviting various actors and directors to cooperate. Both recognised and budding theatre artists find here excellent conditions to produce their work. To date, the theatre has hosted productions prepared by artists such as Michał Borczuch, Łukasz Czuj, Iga Gańczarczyk, Paweł Kamza, Marcin Liber, Paweł Passini, Wiktor Rubin, Monika Strzępka, Marcin Wierzchowski, Paweł Świątek, Weronika Szczawińska and Michał Zadara. Between 2005 and 2015, Łaźnia Nowa theatre produced more than 40 shows, both independently and in co-production with other institutions such as Jerzy Szaniawski Theatre in Wałbrzych, Contemporary Theatre in Szczecin, Dramatic Theatre of the Capital City of Warsaw, Montownia Theatre and Imka Theatre. Łaźnia Nowa’s productions successfully participate in numerous theatre festivals, such as the Interpretations National Directing Art Festival in Katowice, R@port Festival of Polish Contemporary Arts, Premiere Festival in Bydgoszcz, Theatrical Whims in Wałbrzych and Gliwice Theatre Meetings Festival. They are also regularly shown abroad, for instance in Berlin, Madrid, Mexico City and Singapore. The unusual space of Łaźnia Nowa theatre (there are two stages with auditoriums of up to several hundreds spectators, as well as a spacious foyer) attracts the best productions from Europe. Recently, the theatre hosted controversial Kamp by the Dutch Hotel Modern theatre group and Hedge Knights by the machina eX collective from Berlin. On regular basis, rock concerts by leading artists from Poland and abroad take place here. The rich artistic offer of Łaźnia Nowa proves wrong all those who like to believe the worst about the district of Nowa Huta and complain that nothing can be done here. Determination and firm faith in the power of human creativity allowed the theatre to become rooted in the local landscape, to gain regular audience and be hopeful about the future.

Creators of the show: Fuck… Revolt Scenes, School of Utopia

Contemporary Theatre in Szczecin

A professional theatre company staging contemporary plays, classic drama and occasional performances for children. It' s run by managing director Mirosław Gawęda (since 2009) and artistic director Anna Augustynowicz (since 1992).

Creators of the show: The Marriage