The British Council has been partnering with the Chekhov International Theatre Festival for several years supporting British theatre and dance companies coming to Russia, and bringing the best of UK productions to Russian audiences.

About the Festival

The Chekhov International Theatre Festival was established by the International Confederation of Theatre Associations. The First Festival was held in 1992. The festival has three programmes - the World Series programme, which showcases drama and dance companies from all over the world; the Moscow theatre programme and the Regional programme. Over the years the festival has acted as a co-producer of new productions with renowned international directors, producers, actors and Russian theatre companies.

The British Council has been a long-term partner of the Festival, promoting British culture to Russian audiences by bringing UK companies to perform in Moscow.

Projects supported by the British Council