Golden Stick Festival


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Festival Zlata paličica
Krekov trg 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 300 0970
Fax386 (0) 1 300 0980
Organised byLjubljana Puppet Theatre
Frequencybiennial (2019)
Festival dates5.10.2015 - 10.10.2015
2.10.2017 - 7.10.2017
1.10.2019 - 6.10.2019
Ajda Rooss, Artistic director of Golden Stick Festival
Phone386 (0) 1 300 0970
Petra Škofic, Public relations
Phone386 (0) 1 548 45 43

Launched in 1985, the Golden Stick Festival is a biannual festival of performing arts for children and young people. Intended to promote children and youth theatre production, it chooses and presents the best such Slovenian drama, musical, puppet, dance and experimental performances. It is also featuring international performances and round tables. The festival devotes special attention to the development of special accompanying pedagogical materials.

Golden Stick is organised by the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, the Slovenian Theatre Institute and the Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre.

Background and creed

Initially organised by the Theatre for Children and Youth (GOML) at the Španski borci Culture Centre, in 2009 the festival was taken over by the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, taking place in different locations in Ljubljana, besides the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre also the Mini Theatre, the Šentjakob Theatre and Cankarjev dom.

One of the festival’s goals is also to present the best of Slovene production to foreign theatre professionals and to maintain and develop relations with local educational institutions. The festival is thus acting as a platform for pedagogues who select contents for kindergartens and schools.

Participants and programme

The selection of Slovene theatre productions include productions by theatres such as Mini Theatre, Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, Koper Theatre, Ptuj City Theatre, Slovene People’s Theatre (SLG) Celje, Prešeren Theatre Kranj, the Slovene Permanent Theatre of Trieste, and ŠKUC Association.

The festival has hosted numerous international theatres, such as Showtheater Holbæk from Denmark, La Baracca Theatre – Testoni Ragazzi from Bologna (IT), Thalias Kompagnons Theater from Nuernberg (DE), and Mala scena Zagreb (HR), City Theatre for the Young GKM Split (HR), Teatret Lampe from Copenhagen (DK), Det Lille Verdens Teater from Virum (DK), Little Theatre Duško Radović from Belgrade (RS), etc.

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