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  • This year, 58th Annual International Theater Festival – MESS edition will be held from Sept. 29 to Oct.6.

    The International Theater Festival (MESS) was first created in 1960 under the name, Festival malih eksperimentalnih scena Jugoslavije (Festival of Small and Experimental Scenes of Yugoslavia. It was launched by Jurislav Korjenić, a theater visionary and enthusiast.

    MESS was held even during the Siege of Sarajevo and, among their many other performances, the festival team put on the cult show, "Waiting for Godot", which was directed by Susan Sontag in 1993 in Sarajevo.

    The festival itself is actually comprised of several different programs: World MESS is dedicated to plays from other continents; Mittel Europe MESS brings performances from Southeastern, Southern and Eastern Europe; Children MESS is intended for youngsters and Future MESS continues the tradition of the Festival of Small and Experimental Scenes by presenting the works of young and innovative theater professionals.

    There is also MESS OFF, which features a concert program and exhibitions, as well as MESS Workshops, which make contributions toward the education of young theater artists from BiH and the region.

    Today MESS is the most prominent theater festival in Southeastern Europe and it’s the reason why so many international theater stars come to Sarajevo every year in early autumn.


  • 29 Sep
    The Ninth

    The Ninth

    Sep 29 / 20:00 / Sarajevo War Theater SARTR, Sarajevo / Performance

    01 Oct
    What is Missing

    What is Missing

    Oct 01 / 18:00 / National Theater, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    01 Oct
    Butterfly

    Butterfly

    Oct 01 / 20:00 / Youth Theater, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    01 Oct
    What is Missing

    What is Missing

    Oct 01 / 21:00 / National Theater, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    02 Oct
    Baghdad

    Baghdad

    Oct 02 / 18:00 / Chamber Theater 55, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    02 Oct
    King Lear

    King Lear

    Oct 02 / 19:30 / National Theater, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    03 Oct
    Macbettu

    Macbettu

    Oct 03 / 19:30 / National Theater, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    03 Oct
    Palmyra

    Palmyra

    Oct 03 / 22:00 / Sarajevo War Theater SARTR, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    04 Oct
    Palmyra

    Palmyra

    Oct 04 / 18:00 / Sarajevo War Theater SARTR, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    04 Oct
    The Fever

    The Fever

    Oct 04 / 18:00 / Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    04 Oct
    The Fever

    The Fever

    Oct 04 / 21:00 / Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    04 Oct
    Immortality

    Immortality

    Oct 04 / 22:00 / Youth Theater, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    05 Oct
    Pipe

    Pipe

    Oct 05 / 11:00 / Youth Theater, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    05 Oct
    The Fever

    The Fever

    Oct 05 / 18:00 / Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    05 Oct
    Bordel Ballkan

    Bordel Ballkan

    Oct 05 / 19:30 / National Theater, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    05 Oct
    The Fever

    The Fever

    Oct 05 / 21:00 / Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    05 Oct
    Welcome

    Welcome

    Oct 05 / 22:00 / Otoka Olympic Swimming Pool, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    06 Oct
    Cezary Goes to War

    Cezary Goes to War

    Oct 06 / 18:00 / Sarajevo War Theater SARTR, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    06 Oct
    Tiger Lilies

    Tiger Lilies

    Oct 06 / 18:00 / Youth Theater, Sarajevo / Theater Play