Festival Mission

“… the Festival’s program, repertoire is interesting, thought-provoking, original – to squeeze in one word – good plays had been selected to make and to display the quality level of the Festival as much as possible. The Festival made for a full picture of status and tendencies in the global dramatic art to emerge. “Tbilisi International” is a combiner, a link or a bridge between Theater of Europe and Theater of Asia..”.


TBILISI INTERNATIONAL is founded by Tbilisi Municipality, by initiative of Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava in 2009. Charm of one of the oldest cities in the world - Tbilisi - its atmosphere and diversity , its culture and life, its vitality is something, that could create unforgettable experience and inspiration for all participants.

The Festival runs every year by the end of September, beginning of October and is one of the major events in International life of Georgia. But not only - it is becoming one of the main performing arts events in Caucasia, attracting attention of the most well-known, creative, provocative and innovative theater productions from the world, a meeting point of Europe and Asia, of many countries and places in one of the most beautiful, warm, unique theatrical and cultural TBILISI, the capital of Georgia.

TBS INTERNATIONAL consists of:

• INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
• INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM "NEW"
• GEORGIAN SHOWCASE 
• MASTERCLASSES, WORKSHOPS AND EXHIBITIONS

Special events and programs for artists, public and guests will add passion to FESTIVAL.

Tbilisi international festival of theatre is one of the most important cultural events of autumn Tbilisi. Besides Tbilisi, the festival has become one of the main performing arts events in Caucasia and in the Black Sea countries. Since the creation of the festival, and with much effort, we’ve been trying to become one of the chief “participants” on the international cultural map.
The festival serves to the enhancement of the cultural landscape. Every festival has its own, unique style and many of them have attempted to become the platforms for discussion. The discussion about the differences of the forms and the stories; new attitudes and unique, brand new viewpoints; modern, unrevealed worlds and their possibilities. Escorted by the audience and the participants of the festival, we want to uncover the world which will enhance our imagination and emotions. We want to go beyond! We want to meet the cultures, yet concealed from us! We want to follow the path that the actors only will unravel to us…


Festival Mission
Enhancement of the cultural life in Tbilisi and Georgia by the innovative theatre productions and the well-known, creative, provocative performances; integration of Georgia on the international map of culture.