Top Theater Festivals in the World
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, also commonly known as The Fringe or Edinburgh Fringe, is unarguably the largest arts festival in the World, with its tickets grossing just behind the Olympics and the World Cup. It was first held in 1947 and has since been held annually in the month of August in Edinburgh, Scotland. This festival has established Edinburgh as the cultural and art center of the World and can last almost a month. It is usually conducted from August 5th to August 29th yearly and has spectacular performances in indoor and outdoor venues. Edinburgh Fringe Festival is open to participation from anyone in any category of choice. The most famous performance category at this festival is, though, comedy, which takes up a third of all the performances. You can book the tickets online for a maximum of four people.
Dublin Theater Festival
Dublin Theater Festival is the oldest festival of its kind in Europe and usually begins in September and lasts till October. It was first held in 1957 and is conducted annually in Dublin, Ireland. Dublin Theater Festival strives to provide a platform for artists across the World to showcase their outstanding work. Dublin Theater Festival has indisputably helped bring Irish theater’s best to a World Stage. The Arts Council of Dublin predominantly funds Dublin Theater Festival, and its mission is to present a program of exceptional theatrical experiences that will appeal to the diverse communities and visitors that make up Dublin.
Adelaide Festival of Arts, commonly known as the Adelaide Festival, is one of the largest arts festivals in the World. It was first held in 1960 and is conducted annually in the month of March in Adelaide, Australia. Although the venues of this festival are spread across Australia, The Adelaide Festival Center and River Torrens are two major centers of the event. The festival boasts all categories of events such as theater, opera, and dance, but the major events are Adelaide Writers’ Week, Adelaide 500, and WOMADelaide. This festival is organized by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
United Solo Theater Festival
The United Solo Theater Festival was first held in 2010 and is deemed the World’s largest solo theater festival. The festival lasts two weeks and is conducted in New York City, United States. Since its conception, the festival has been donating its proceedings to the Actors Fund. The festival also hosts virtual shows and provides interested candidates with a chance to intern or volunteer. The following United Solo Theater Festival is coming up starting from October 3rd and extending till November 20th, 2022.
Bharat Rang Mahotsav
Bharat Rang Mahotsav, commonly called the National Theater Festival, is held annually in the month of January in New Delhi, India. It was first held in 1999 and is the biggest of its kind in India, providing Indian theatrical artists a chance to showcase their exceptional performances. The National School of Drama organizes this festival to revitalize theater interests across the country. Although the festival had its beginnings as a national festival, it has developed into the biggest theatrical festival in Asia, with participants arriving from Japan, China, and Sri Lanka.