Welcome to Festival of Wonder

Pictures below are from the latest Festival of Wonder 2019

  • Teater Patrasket: Flyv
  • Theatre Plexus Polaire: Chambre Noire
  • Bådteatret: Jernring
  • Imaginarium, en interaktiv udstilling: Kunstcentret Silkeborg Bad i samarbejde med Festival of Wonde
  • Meridiano Teatret: Anima
  • Stuffed Puppet Theatre: Babylon
  • Teatret Gruppe 38: En lille sonate
  • Teatro Etcetera: Drømmen om dyrenes karneval
  • Theater Junge Generation Dresden: Besøgstid forbi
  • Theatre Alex and Olmsted: Fantastiske Milo
  • Theatre David Dimitri: Cirkus artisten
  • Theatre Viktor Antonov: Det lille cirkus
  • Theatre Puppet’s Lab: I, Sisyphus
  • Theatre La Pendue: Tria fata


We look forward to welcoming you to the next Festival of Wonder, which takes place November 10-13, 2022.

The festival in 2022 is the 25th festival since the start in 1986. We celebrate this with a large number of Danish and international performances for both children and adults.

The printed program and the website for 2022 will be published on Septembe 15th 2022. Ticket sales will also start September 15th 2022,

Many thanks to all sponsors, partners and to the many volunteer helpers.

Together, we create opportunities for great theater experiences in Silkeborg – Danish and international.

Ulla Dengsøe

Artistic director and PR responsible


Over the years, many Danish and international theater groups of very high quality have visited the Festival of Wonder: Silkeborg International Puppet Theater Festival.

The festival features puppet-object and visual theater for adults and children. There is a Master Class for professionals, workshops for the whole family, and films and exhibitions are shown.

The intention with regard to the international theaters is to present great classics within the puppet theater art and to show experimental and innovative performances that have not been shown in Denmark before and which add something new and inspiring to the genre for both the audience and the other participating theaters.
This also applies to the selected exhibitions, films and workshops.

We constantly follow the development on the Danish and international theater scene, and the festival’s profile changes in step with this development.

Over 100 events are presented in the form of theater performances, films, exhibitions, workshops and Master Class. The total audience is over 11,000 adults and children.

Performances are shown in theater halls, in museums, in libraries, in the cinema center, on the streets, in the municipality’s schools and in the city’s culture houses.

The festival collaborates with Jysk Musik & Teaterhus, Bio Silkeborg, Museum Silkeborg, the schools in Silkeborg, the Silkeborg Libraries and leading festivals in many countries as well as many international embassies and cultural institutes.

We are very pleased with the great interest in the festival, both among the audience and the participating theaters. The same applies to the fine support from Silkeborg Municipality, the Danish Arts Council’s performing arts committee and private sponsors.


Artistic director and PR manager: Ulla Dengsøe. Phone 0045 20 42 07 64. mail: ulla.dengsoe@silkeborg.dk

Technology and logistics: Poul Andreasen. Phone 0045 50571295. Mail: festivalofwonder@silkeborg.dk

Festival of Wonder website