We are announcing an open call for young theatre critics from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Belorussia and Slovakia to take part in the V4@THEATRE RESIDENCY 2016. 6-day residency under the mentorship of Patrice Pavis (France) at the Divadelná Nitra International Theatre Festival 2016 open to young theatre critics from the Visegrad Group countries and Ukraine, Moldova, Belorussia and up to 35 years of age.

Divadelná Nitra enters the 25th year with the Ode to Joy

Already in a few days, Slovakia will become the center of attention of the representation of many European countries – because of its presidency of the Council of the European Union. Already in a few months, Nitra will become the center of the presentation of the contemporary European art – it will host the 25th year of the most significant international theatre festival in Slovakia – the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra. 


May 2016. International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Zlín 2016

The art competition Joy to Create for visually impaired children, which is the accompanying event of the International Film Festival for Children and Youth Zlín 2016, ended up with the participants of the project awarded with three major prizes.

Discussion With President of Slovak Republic in Nitra!

We were invited to a meeting of president of Slovak Republic Andrej Kiska with personalities of The Nitra Region, which took place on February 4, 2016 in The Nitra Gallery. There was a discussion on the priorities of the president about the future direction of Slovakia - on health and education. And we added a culture :) Photo attached below!

EX POST 2015

Dear friends, collaborators, donors, partners, visitors and fans,

as the end of the year approaches, we would like to thank you for your favour, cooperation, support for, and visit to the Divadelná Nitra International Theatre Festival 2015. And for your empathy.

Let us also take this opportunity to invite you to participate at the 25th edition of the Festival with Ode to Joy? as its theme, which will take place from 23 to 28 September 2016, at a time when the Slovak Republic will be holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Under the title of “Ex post” we are sending you the basic facts and figures on the Festival HERE.

We wish you all the best and many reasons for happiness in 2016.



Divadelná Nitra 2015 Was a Festival of Civic Courage

The DIVADELNÁ NITRA International Theatre Festival that took place from 24 to 29 September 2015, offered productions from 11 countries – Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Israel, Latvia, Germany, Poland, Russia, Spain, Ukraine and Slovakia. The Main Programme performances were attended by more than 3,300 people, the accompanying events of different genres organised for spectators of all ages had an attendance of 4,800 visitors. 


Authentic and engaged – these are the words that describe the stance of theatre companies and creators who have been offered space at this year’s Divadelná Nitra. The productions by Arkadi Zaides from Tel Aviv and Compagnie Kadidi / Dorothée Munyaneza from Paris represent the creators’ personal experience and painful memories which had been caused by political events in their countries – Israel and Rwanda. Their messages encourage empathy, which is the Festival’s main theme, formulated as “EMPATHY - Sharing and Giving”. The Divadelná Nitra International Theatre Festival 2015 will run from 24 to 29 September.


 The Divadelná Nitra International Theatre Festival explores the boundaries of theatre and raises the questions of what is still theatre, what other art forms does it combine and where is it heading? The Festival has included in its current programme also unconventional original forms. Latvian theatre-makers will come to deliver a dramatic lecture on marine biology and marine environment, the Muscovite theatre will present diary readings as a record of the reality of Stalinist labour camps, and the French production will demonstrate “sharing” or how it feels when spectators become the only actors on stage. 

Why Is the Festival Black and White?

The DIVADELNÁ NITRA International Theatre Festival will kick off in one month on 24 September 2015. Its theme EMPATHY – Sharing and Giving defines both the main and accompanying programmes; the black and white graphics and a cluster of concepts (extremism, immigration, genocide, poverty...) suggest the thematic areas of the works presented and the Festival’s determination to also reflect on recent social and political developments. Online ticket sale has already been launched and these days radios begin airing the Festival’s radio spot featuring the voice of actor Róbert Roth. For the first time in Festival’s history, visitors are able to buy and donate Empathy Tickets and use the Festival’s babysitting service. The six-day Divadelná Nitra will close on 29 September 2015.

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