Theatre Olympics roundup

The Wrocław 2016 Theatre Olympics ended on Sunday 13 November 2016. It ran for 31 days and had six sections:

  • – the Main Section with 42 performances of 17 shows from Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Greece, Japan, Poland, Russia, USA and Italy
  • – the Grotowski Institute’s Programme with 15 performances of 8 shows from Greece, Iran, Japan, Poland and Italy
  • – Lower Silesian Theatre Platform with 37 shows by companies representing dramatic theatre, musical, children’s theatre, movement, mime, classical forms and experimental theatre
  • – More than Theatre with 12 performances of 6 shows from the Czech Republic, France, Germany and Poland
  • – Dziady Recycling Festival with 3 shows, 4 exhibitions, 2 ritual ceremonies, 6 films, 1 conformance, 4 discussions, 1 lecture, 1 concert and 7 remixes
  • – Eastern Line with 21 performances of 11 shows from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Poland, Slovakia and Serbi

The festival featured a total of 160 different events from 18 countries: 81 shows, 130 performances of shows, 21 conversations, 7 discussions, 7 remixes, 4 concerts, 14 films, 1 installation, 7 exhibitions and 9 workshops. The Theatre Olympics was organised by the Grotowski Institute as part of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016.

Media roundups

Jászay Tamás: “A tegnap színháza”,, 12 December 2016 

Marie Sorbier: “Theatre Olympics, le standard idéal”, La gazette des festivals, No. 46, 30 November 2016



Audiences at the Theatre Olympics

We have a special gallery of festival photos for our audiences.

Peter Brook’s Battlefield to conclude the Theatre Olympics

Peter Brook’s and Marie-Hélène Estienne’s The Battlefield, staged on 12–13 November, will conclude the Wrocław Theatre Olympics.

Traffic disruptions on Friday 11 November

On Friday 11 November between 5am and 8pm, traffic disruptions are expected to occur in downtown Wrocław. Please allow plenty of time to get to festival events.