State Puppet Theatre – Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
State Puppet Theatre – Stara Zagora has more than 62 years of history. Plays for children and adults written by Bulgarian and foreign authors have been staged here.
State Puppet Theatre – Stara Zagora is a repertory theatre financed by the State. It has its own building, two separate stages (the main stage and an open-air stage) and workshops enabling the effective planning of activities. With its artistic and financial results, the company is one of the leaders in the field. In 2018 it received an Award for outstanding achievements in theater management and artistic activities by the Ministry of Culture. It had the highest results for overall performance in 2018 among the cultural institutes dealing with performing arts.
All participations in national and international events and the multiple awards received in the last years are a good proof for the excellent level and professional skills of the creative team.
State Puppet Theatre – Stara Zagora has been hosting International Puppet Theatre for Adults Festival “PIERROT” recognized 3 times by the European Festivals Association with a label for significance and innovation: EFFE 2015-2016, EFFE 2017-2018 and EFFE 2019-2020.
Since 2003, State Puppet Theatre – Stara Zagora has been organizing also a biannual International Art Laboratory in order to improve the creative instruments of the participants and to expand the field for experiments.