Valmiera Summer Theater Festival this year - dedicated to families and childrenPrint
Valmiera Summer Theater Festival will take place from August 4 to 6. This year it will be dedicated to families and children. Even though previously it was planned to organize the festival every second year, due to overhelming response and popularity, this year the festival's "Little Brother" will be organized - theatre celebration for families and children.
For three days Valmiera city will turn into the most children-friendly place in Latvia - the programme will consist of 8 perfomances, 7 of which will be the new pieces, that will be prepared especially for the festival. In total 40 different events will take place during the celebration, and the offer of theatre performances will be complemented with cinema evenings, that will be presented in cooperation with Riga International Film Festival. Yard game championship, creative workshops, gastronomic adventures as welll as discussions between professionals and children on the content of the play - that and so much more will await every visitor.
The programme will be complemented with local professionals of the field such as Mr.Kārlis Krūmiņš, Ms. Inga Tropa, Ms. Kristīne Brīniņa, Ms. Paula Pļavniece, Mr. Elmārs Seņkovs and others, as well as our guests from Estonia - "Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava" who will create the performance along with latvian theatre professionals.
In year 2016 Valmiera Summer Theatre festival took place for the first time, in Valmiera Drama Theatre cooperation with Valmiera Municipality. During three days more than 5000 visitors attended 20 events - theatre plays, cinema, other performances in various places around the city. The festival was praised by professionals as well as the spectators. It has also received the Latvian Television and Latvian Radio Award "Kilograms kultūras 2016" (Kilogram of culture 2016) in the category "Gada pārsteigums" ("Surprise of the Year").