The Gyula Castle Theatre operates in the court of the only gothic brick fortress that has survived in Central-Europe. Between 1st July and 15th August the guests are entertained with the best performances of historical dramas, different forms of contemporary prosaic theatre, opera, operetta, ballet, mediaeval courtyard-music, jazz, puppet-show, classic-, folk-music and folk-dance in the summer theatre. Not only the court of the fortress is turned into a theatre, but programmes of great variety are available on the nearby lake-stage and on stages set up at different places in the town.
2011 – 7th Shakespeare Festival
The 7th Shakespeare Festival between 7 and 17 July welcomes two critically acclaimed productions: A Midsummer Night’s Dream of the South Korean Yohangza Theatre Company and Twelfth Night, or What You Will of the Georgian Rustavelli National Theatre directed by R. Sturua. On the Shakespeare Festival, you can see the play Troilus and Cressida as first night in the direction of Csaba Horváth. During the Shakespeare Festival you can also see The Merchant of Venice directed by László Bocsárdi performed by the Theatre of Sepsiszentgyörgy (Sfântu Gheorghe), you can meet Hungarian writer and director Géza Bereményi, and you can see the best Hungarian Shakespeare productions. The world-famed Lithuania director Oskaras Korsunovas and his company will be present with a new production, Shakespeare’s The Tempest. New to this year festivities, a wine festival is linked with the programmes under the name of Midsummer wine’s dream.
Castle Theatre Gyula
H-5700, Gyula, Kossuth u. 13.
Tel.: +36/66/463-148, +36/30/6399062