Puppet Theatre Ostrava is working on the 9th biennial of international festival of theatre productions focused on fighting down barriers among people. It will be held in the period of October 3rd - 6th, 2016. The Puppet Theatre Ostrava organises this event thanks to financial contributions of the statutory city of Ostrava, the Moravian-Silesian region and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.
The Puppet Theatre organises the festival every second year since 2000. In 2014, the festival held a new title THEATRE WITHOUT BARRIERS. Its previous name Theatre Journey without Barriers referred to its original focus specifically on children with health handicap and with special needs.
The contents of the newly-named festival is a display of theatre productions crossing over all barriers and taboo among people – crosswise all fields – barriers concerning health, nationality,generations, culture, mentality and also others…It is also a display of theatre work searching for new forms of communication with the audience.