Programs & Projects

Throughout the year RFTU organises and co-organises up to 100 professional events, festivals, conferences, exhibitions of theatre set and costume design, seminars, workshops and master classes given by leading professionals with different partners in Russia and abroad.

Information Resources

Digital Theatre Words

Digital Theatre Words (DTW) is a global project undertaken by International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT), the goal of the project is to compile an Internet dictionary addressed to all theatre professionals: set designers, stage architects, managers, costume designers, light designers, sound specialists, technicians, etc. The Russian-English version worked out by the Russian OISTAT Centre is available online at www.rtlb.ru/en/dtw/

Catalogue of musical compositions

Theatre Union‘s web project is dedicated to smooth over the repertory problems in Russian musical theatres: the catalogue includes information on musicals compositions, just produced or performed.

«Start-up» Project

«Start-up» - informational website for young and emerging theatre professionals who want to know about and apply for projects and support programs of the Russian Theatre Union.

Russian Theatre Life in Brief / Rtlb.ru

Information project and Web portal for performing arts professionals: announcements of international mobility opportunities and information about Russian theatre life for English speaking colleagues.

Russian Theatre Festivals Guide

Published electronically, the Guide comprises information about some 250 regular performing arts festivals in Russia, arranged by genre, host city, and application policy.

Publications

Russian Theatre Festivals Guide

Published electronically, the Guide comprises information about some 250 regular performing arts festivals in Russia, arranged by genre, host city, and application policy.

Other

Catalogue of the contemporary foreign plays

Digital catalogue - the plays are arranged by the playwrights, enterpreters, genres, language. List of the new publications is also available.

Critics visit theatres in regions of Russia

March 15 - December 15, 2021

Theater critics visit theatres in the regions of Russia during the period from March 15 to December 15, 2021.

Online lectures and seminars with theater critics / Open call

Russian Theatre Union encourage regional theatres to apply for online lectures and seminars with theater critics. Participation in this project will allow regional theaters to get an expert contribution to their creative process including direction of the play.

RTU Publishing

Russian Theatre Union is a founder and publisher of several theatre magazines: THEATRE, THE OTHER SHORES, STRASTNOY BULEVARD, 10, THE STAGE. Selected publications or electronic copies of the magazines are available on their websites.

The Boyar House

A Russian Theatre Union (RTU) venue with 18th century arched ceilings offers excellent atmosphere for all sorts of theatre events. It gives space to young experimental artists and independent theatre companies, hosts RTU projects, festivals, theatre designers exhibitions, installations, lectures and workshops.

Theatre for leveling up

April - December, 2021

Theatre Union of the Russian Federation is launching a new program of cooperation developed for the theaters in which artistic directors hold their positions less than three years. Within the program theatres will be offered a personal plan of participation in the list of the projects of the Russian Theatre Union in 2021.

Theatre vs Covid / New theatrical forms in time of isolation

How theatre reacts to the new challanges of time? What forms it developed to adapt to new reality? We developed the list of the most interesting examples of how the art react during isolation time.

Theatre vs Covis /#thankstodoctors

List of theatre activities to express support and gratefulness to the doctors.

Today Theatre at Home / Discover Shakespeare

A selection of free online courses from leading universities and educational platform dedicated to the heritage of William Shakespeare.

Workshop under direction of Jury Butusov

01.10.2021-09.10.2021

The Workshop for theatre directors under direction of Jury Butusov will be held between October 1 and 9 in Sochi. Theatre directors from different cities of Russia will take part in the Workshop.