In the summer of 2021 from 17- 21 August, the Vaba Lava Narva Theatre Centre will host the first International Freedom Theatre Festival in Narva.

The Freedom Festival program includes small theatres from countries where there are serious problems with freedom of speech and where in recent years theatre makers have been exposed to censorship that restricts creative activity.  It is not just the problem of the Eastern countries, but it is also the case in Europe, where censorship is increasingly affecting free creation.

The city of Narva is the right place to organize an international festival with this thematic focus – it is located on the border of two different civilizations-on the one hand, the free world ends in Narva, and on the other hand, it is once again the starting point of the free world.

The productions in the festival program will be performed in different places in Narva: in Vaba Lava at Narva Theatre Centre, Rugodiv Centre and Kreenholm.