The festival was initiated by Chen Xianghong, Huang Lei, Stan Lai and Meng Jinghui. It is organized by Culture Wuzhen Co., Ltd.
The festival is made up of the Specially Invited Plays, the Young Theatre Artist’s Competition, the Outdoor Carnival, the Wuzhen Dialogues, and the Master Classes. The stage is located right in the 1300-year-old Wuzhen. We invite all drama lovers to enjoy the carnival with us here in Wuzhen.
Each year, a dozen of Specially Invited Plays are introduced to radiate their enormous cultural charms. Twelve shows of the Young Theatres Artist Competition shall certainly attract your eyes, and vivid lives on stage are rivaling for the title of the best. The Outdoor Carnival is a revel that one shall always miss. Surrounded by colorful scenery, one can enjoy himself, fully. In the Wuzhen Dialogues and the Master Classes, intellects words are essence of fine words, enlightenment to attentive listeners.
The performance venues of Wuzhen Drama Festival are diversified and professional. The beautiful Wuzhen Grand Theatre has more than ten indoor theatres of different sizes and functions and several outdoor theatres, which constitute a unique performing space group. There are also streets, bays and outdoor squares, where wonderful performances can be seen everywhere. The theatre festival in Wuzhen, is like a theatre paradise.
With the aim of prospering the cause of drama, cultivating talents of drama creation, improving the artistic standard of drama works and expanding the drama market, the Wuzhen Theatre Festival aims to strengthen international dramatic exchanges, develop and prosper the domestic dramatic culture, and then realize the Renaissance of small towns in Jiangnan.
Drama brings more international masters to the town, and Wuzhen Theatre Festival brings a vibrant future to this old town.