Festival profile

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.

Festival of Wonder website