The International Festival of Theatre Schools SETKÁNÍ/ENCOUNTER 2019

Brno, Czech Republic

Organised by ENCATC member, the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts, this festival focuses on talented young performers from art academies and universities from all around the world. It gives them the opportunity to meet their student colleagues and also meet the professionals from the international theatre field.


Save the date for the 2019 International Festival of Theatre Schools SETKÁNÍ/ENCOUNTER that will take place from 4-6 April in Brno, Czech Republic.

This festival has been taking place in Brno since 1991. Now in its  29th edition, the festival is a unique and important event of its kind not only in the Czech Republic, but also in Europe. It has a special form - the festival is organized by students of The Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (JAMU). This organisation is included in their curriculum and one of the main functions of the  festival is the education supervised by pedagogues.

Every year about 12 theatre academies from all over (mostly from the Europe) come to the festival and present their performances. For five days a platform is created for festival participants where they can present their work, working methods or theatre techniques and discuss them with their peers and attending theatre professionals. The Festival also has great partnerships; it is supported by The International Visegrad Fund, The Ministry of Culture, The Ministry of Education, The South Moravian Region and The Municipality of Brno. 


Information about the Festival will be available here:

ENCATC CONTACT: Blanka Chladkova

The International Festival of Theatre Schools SETKÁNÍ/ENCOUNTER 2019