Bangkok Theatre Festival (BTF) is a grand contemporary theatre event of Thailand with the greatest number of artists, works, and audience. The first festival took place in 2002 with the cooperation from the Bang Lampoo community, the Bangkok Theatre Network and other entities as a shared space for artists, audience, teachers, students, critics, the media and theatre aficionados to meet and bond, as well as for emerging theatre groups to showcase their work to the public, while also strengthening the culture of contemporary theatre appreciation. The festival has been held regularly in November of every year.
From the begining, the central venue was Santi Chaiprakarn Park and nearby stores in Bang Lampoo. It later expanded to other small-scale theatres and arts centres in Bangkok including Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC). Then, from 2015 onwards, due to the changing circumstances of the theatre scene, the organizer has decided to move the central venue to the BACC with some performances staging at other venues along the BTS and MRT line, in response to the increasing number of audience and emerging small-scale theatre houses.
In November 2018, BTF will come back with diverse contemporary performances from various Thai and International artists with a week of "Bangkok International Performing Art Meeting” as a part of the festival.
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