The next International Visual Theatre Festival Tallinn Treff will take place in May, 2023, instead of May this year.
Due to the continued threat posed by the coronavirus all over Europe, the organising team has decided to postpone the festivals, after having consulted with the foreign guests, partners and sponsors. The Baltic Visual Theatre Showcase, which was supposed to take place for the first time this May, will be postponed by one year, taking place on 27-29 May 2022; and the next Tallinn Treff is scheduled for 25-28 May 2023.
The Estonian Theatre for Young Audiences had been making preparations for these festivals for two years. The negotiations were complete, the venues for all productions had been booked, the technical requirements for the productions had been mapped out, the accommodation had been booked for the guests. The festival team was hoping that the situation would show signs of stabilising and was ready to present the programme to the public. Unfortunately, the situation forced the festival organisers to come to terms with the fact that having the festivals in spring 2021 wasn’t wise.
The most substantial productions of the current festival programme will also be included in the 2023 festival, but some space will also be left for new productions, in order to ensure that the programme is both high-quality and up-to-date.
We thank everyone who has supported the planning of the festivals – the Ministry of Culture, the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, the organisations supporting culture, such as the French Institute of Estonia, Tallink, Synlab, and Tuul. No one’s contribution has been in vain. The festivals will take place later, but hopefully they will be even more content-rich.
Artistic Director and Manager of the Festival
leino.rei [at] eestinoorsooteater.ee