An event you won’t want to miss!
International Theatre Fair of Donostia-San Sebastián is an
outstanding showcase for performance arts. The event takes place in
early summer, inaugurating Donostia’s cultural calendar for
the summer season.
to 1988, over the past eleven editions the Theatre Fair has become
a central point of reference for performance arts professionals
throughout Spain and continues to work toward strengthening bonds
between Latin American and European markets. The Donostia-San Sebastian
Theatre Fair has consolidated into a leading theatre venue and has
been at the top of the list of theatre fairs in Spain for several
years. Quality programming has been the hallmark of the Fair, attracting
theatre programme directors to many of the events.
of the Theatre Fair is to promote the performance arts, provide
professionals an opportunity to exchange ideas and present the latest
theatrical creations, with particular attention on promoting Basque
theatre companies. The Fair was also created as a celebration of
theatre and a time to enjoy quality dramatic performance. Together
with Donostia-San Sebastián’s well-known film and music
festivals, the International Theatre Fair rounds out the city’s
four days Donostia-San Sebastián becomes the meeting point
for the performance arts sector, promoting contact between agents,
performers and technicians, and facilitating development of the
few facts about the Donostia Theatre Fair
• For four
days the Theatre Fair turns Donostia into a giant performance
arts marketplace. The fair provides an extraordinary meeting
place for different people active in the sector, promoting and facilitating
exchange and employment opportunities. Directly or indirectly, the
Donostia Theatre Fair generates an significant volume of sales among
participants. This explains why for many theatre companies, more than
300 candidates in 2004, Donostia is such a excellent opportunity for
opening new markets.
The Theatre Fair attracts some 600 performance arts professionals
to Donostia, 200 of which are programme directors.
Particularly noteworthy is the presence of virtually all of the programme
directors of the leading theatres in Spain, and from theatres in Latin
American and Europe.
• The Theatre Fair programme includes a wide variety
of quality performances, with a special focus on recent productions.
Donostia is known for its excellent theatre and dance performance
venues both indoors and outdoors. The Theatre Fair is rounded out
with street theatre performances which turn the entire city centre
into a mini-festival with a lively and festive atmosphere. The calendar
of events at the last edition of the fair included 31 plays and nearly
• The Donostia
Theatre Fair has chosen to make quality its hallmark
– quality performances, quality venues and an overall high-quality
experience for the accredited professionals attending the event. Donostia’s
excellent offer of hotel accommodation and premier performance venues
only helps to make this type of event an even bigger success.
audiences turn out in droves to see the performances. Over
the course of four days, some 20,000 people come
enjoy the Theatre Fair’s outdoor and indoor performances. In
fact, due to the popularity of the various events, it is not uncommon
to see “sold out” signs hanging on ticket booths around