Presentation

Since the start in 2017, “TheATRIUM” is growing and expanding nurtured by people who love theatre madly. Every year the festival musters exceptional performances and creators from around the globe.

The only criterion for TheATRIUM is quality. When selecting performances for the festival, we try to see them live, we follow the works of theatres and directors that interest us. It seems, sometimes we are quite lucky in that. Your interest in our festival is the proof. The concept of TheATRIUM is quite simple: we simply want to show you the best performances, and to watch them together, to feel the pleasure. It’s a great joy to watch good performances together with a good, wise audience and to feel its emotions. I say it without any feigned pathos.

This year, we will show you performances from Italy, Japan, and the Czech Republic. 
Welcome to TheATRIUM – and thank you for being with us!

Gintaras Grajauskas
Art director of Klaipėda Drama Theatre and festival TheATRIUM

The only criterion for TheATRIUM is quality. When selecting performances for the festival, we try to see them live, we follow the works of theatres and directors that interest us. It seems, sometimes we are quite lucky in that. Your interest in our festival is the proof. The concept of TheATRIUM is quite simple: we simply want to show you the best performances, and to watch them together, to feel the pleasure. It’s a great joy to watch good performances together with a good, wise audience and to feel its emotions. I say it without any feigned pathos.

This year, we will show you performances from Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, and the Czech Republic. We are very glad to have the second showcase of Lithuanian theatre performances, during which we’ll present the best Lithuanian theatre performances for the organizers of foreign festivals – we’ll have 15 Lithuanian performances in 5 days.
Welcome to TheATRIUM – and thank you for being with us!

Gintaras Grajauskas
Art director of Klaipėda Drama Theatre and festival TheATRIUM

Dear visitors of Klaipėda Drama Theatre and “TheATRIUM” festival, dear theatre lovers and fans – all of you who have at least once been to the theatre,

I am glad to have the opportunity to congratulate you on the V international theatre festival! It is hard to believe this is happening as all the circumstances were against the live meetings, true communication, and real theatre.

The whole team of „TheATRIUM“ is greeting you and congratulating you because everything is possible only while being in a community. This is why every year I say that it is the festival of all of us.

We all have a choice for both pain and happiness – there is no situation that would not be solvable. The important thing is not to doubt while in the presence of making the choice and to choose what to be: TO BE OR NOT TO BE. We, the team of „TheATRIUM“, have chosen TO BE – in our work and life. This festival is for those who also choose TO BE.

LET‘S BE together in the theatre, LET‘S BE happy and successful – LET‘S simply BE!

Tomas Juočys

Manager of Klaipėda Drama Theatre