The Ingmar Bergman International Theatre Festival

The Ingmar Bergman International Theatre Festival was established by The Royal Dramatic Theatre (Dramaten) in 2009 to highlight contemporary national and international theatre, by presenting performances in the spirit of Ingmar Bergman. The festival was an immediate success, inspiring a subsequent festival in 2012. The third edition was held in 2016, a great success with the largest audience yet.

The next festival will be held in 2018, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ingmar Bergman's birth. The program will be released during the spring 2018.

In addition to the international guest performances, Dramaten will present a number of new productions as part of the festival program. The core of the festival will be Ingmar Bergman’s extensive oeuvre as a writer and as a theatre and film director, although the festival will also include performances with no direct connection to his works. For eleven days we will present performances, concerts, dialogues and discussions, lectures, film screenings, radio theatre and more.

Through the Ingmar Bergman International Theatre Festival, we can introduce our audience, our co-workers and colleagues to stimulating and exciting international impulses. The festival will be an important complement to our repertory and will create a meeting place for contemporary theatre across national borders. We wish our audience and guests a warm welcome to Dramaten during eleven intense festival days.

Eirik Stubø, Artistic and Managing Director