Buenos Aires International Festival (FIBA)

The best of international theatre in Buenos Aires, January 23 - February 3 2019.

When?

Every two years. 2019 edition: January 23 to February 3.

Where?

Forty venues throughout the city.


For the first time Buenos Aires' biennial theatre festival moves to the height of the Porteño summer, taking place from January 23 to February 3. Dozens of Argentine and international productions will be staged at forty venues, including unconventional spaces in streets, squares and bars, in what is one of Latin America's most important festivals of international contemporary theatre.

Launched in 1997, the festival takes place every two years and features different genres, open-air performances, and awards the Germán Rozenmacher prize for new drama. Films, open talks with artists, workshops and masterclasses are also part of the festival.

Highlights of this edition include Tim Robbins' The New Colossus, to be staged at the amphitheatre in Parque Centenario, Atlas des Kommunismus, a production from Berlin's Maxim Gorki Theatre, at Teatro San Martín, and Daniel Abreu's La Desnudez and a two-day public theatre marathon in the area around the Abasto in the Balvanera neighbourhood on January 24 and 25. The 2019 edition of the festival will also for the first time incorporate Ciudanza, Buenos Aires' festival of urban dance interventions, which will take place on February 1, 2 and 3.