The international biennial festival for street and puppet theater “Sofia Puppet Fair” was organized by Sofia Puppet Theater for the first time in the year of 2002. Since 2004 with Resolution from Sofia Council it becomes part of the Sofia Municipality Calendar of cultural events. In the past ten editions of the Festival more than 350 spectacles were performed by companies from more than 25 countries.
The Festival strives to offer diverse international programme for all ages in both genres – street and puppet theater, as well as various accompanying events – workshops, art meetings, different seminars, master classes and many others. Our philosophy is to establish contact with artists and companies that present significant spectacles awarded with prestigious prizes from esteemed international theatre forums. We aspire to popularize Bulgarian and European achievements in the field of street and puppet theater by relying on well-known, popular and established theatre companies and artists but also presenting more avant-garde artists that were highly praised both by critics and the audience.
As years pass by we transformed the Festival into a considerable event that we plan to develop in the future, because it is not just a part from the Sofia Municipality Calendar of cultural events, but is amongst the leading puppet festivals in Europe.