Wuzhen International Theatre Festival

Everything you need to know about Wuzhen's excellent drama festival

China’s arts festivals may come and go, under-advertised, unnoticed and often disappointing. But Wuzhen International Theatre Festival isn’t just a different festival – it’s a different planet. The water town was painstakingly rebuilt by developer/visionary Chen Xianghong, who kept the architectural essentials while repairing crumbling infrastructure and transforming warehouses into performance spaces. Best of all, Chen helped establish a theatre festival that has gone from strength to strength. Take note: Wuzhen will ascend to the heights of role models Edinburgh and Avignon sooner rather than later. This page features all you need to know about how to get to and enjoy the festival. Check back for more information on 2016's must-see shows soon.

Wuzhen: essential information
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Wuzhen: essential information

Travel and accommodation tips for planning a trip to Wuzhen

Reviews from 2016's Wuzhen International Theatre Festival

In review: Wuzhen International Theatre Festival 2016
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In review: Wuzhen International Theatre Festival 2016

6 shows to see at Wuzhen Theatre Festival 2016
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6 shows to see at Wuzhen Theatre Festival 2016

Reviews from 2015's Wuzhen International Theatre Festival

Der Ring des Nibelungen
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Der Ring des Nibelungen

Valley of Astonishment
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Valley of Astonishment

Two Dogs
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Two Dogs

Portraits of the Cherry Orchard
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Portraits of the Cherry Orchard

Archive Wuzhen International Theatre Festival coverage

2015 highlights
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2015 highlights

2014 highlights
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2014 highlights

Interviews

Interview: Stan Lai
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Interview: Stan Lai

Stan Lai: Dreaming big
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Stan Lai: Dreaming big

Louis Yu Kwok-lit: 'Mainland China has been referencing cultural development models such as Broadway'
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Louis Yu Kwok-lit: 'Mainland China has been referencing cultural development models such as Broadway'

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