The Transylvanian city of Sibiu is a home of the most prestigious performance festival in Romania. The Sibiu International Theatre Festival (Sibfest) was unofficially launched in 1993, with the first official edition in 1994, and throughout the years it grew into a large and famous international festival.
With participants coming from over seventy countries and over 60,000 visitors in 2007, this Festival has become a true celebration of art and theatre. Apart from the main theatrical spectacles, the program includes dance, circus, movies, book shows, conferences, exhibitions, performance, and music events across the whole city for a weeklong event.
Each edition of the Festival is held under a slogan, a generous theme around which the artistic planning takes shape, and for 2019 it is “The Art of giving”. Over 540 performances will be shown in 75 venues across the city, and over 3,300 artists from all parts of the world will be welcomed to this ten-day long festival.
A story of Sibfest is a story how love and devotion to art, the city, and the community can be turned into an event of global prestige and recognition with huge popularity in the country and abroad.