The ABSTRACT - 1st Budapest International Contemporary Puppet Festival is an uncoming spring event of Budapest Puppet Theatre, offering Hungarian professional puppeteers and audiences the opportunity to learn about and be inspired by the trends of contemporary puppetry.
The festival, which will take place from 6 to 19 May 2023, will be horoured by prestigious artists and greats of the profession, such as Dutch puppeteer Duda Paiva, who is happy to return to our country, Stephen Mottram from England, and German-born Ilka Schönbein. We will also be hosting some of the most exciting performances from France, Spain, Portugal, Mexico and beyond. The festival programme is designed to appeal to all audiences, from children to adults, because we believe that puppetry is a genre that is not age specific.
We also provide opportunities for young talents, so the audience can also meet sophomore students of the Master of Arts in Puppetry at the University of Arts Târgu Mureș.
At the opening ceremony of ABSTRACT Festival, we will open our doors, and bring a parade of giant puppets to the streets, and a concert with special atmosphere to our main stage, getting ready to celebrate the puppetry genre together for two weeks as part of the Theatre Olympics.