EPTG 2022г. will take place in the capital of the Republic of Bulgaria – the city of Sofia.

The main spaces where the events related to the festival will be held are located in the city center, and the walking distance between them is from 5 to 15 minutes.

1. RCCA “Toplocentrala”

2. Hemus Hotel

3. Dance Academy 360

4. New Theatre NDK

1. RCCA TOPLOCENTRALA

The Regional Center for Contemporary Arts “Toplocentrala” is a favorite place of the Bulgarian playback society. On April 1, 2 and 3, 2022. “Toplocentrala” hosted the BG Playback Theatre Festival 2022, as well as the presentation of Kayo Munakata’s book – “The Way of Playback Theatre”.

Address: Sofia 1408, 5 Emil Bersinski St

Reception phone number: +359 877 223 172

Email: info@toplocentrala.bg

The “Toplocentrala” project is a joint initiative of a group of artists from the independent art scene and Sofia Municipality, which was launched in 2014 with the main idea of transforming the former heating plant of the National Palace of Culture, built in 1981, into a Center for Contemporary Arts of a modern European type.

Functions and purposes:

Presenting and co-producing cultural products in the various genres of the independent art scene (for working freelance artists and on a project principle)

Regularly presenting highly artistic and inspiring works from the European and world art scene

Creating opportunities for joint work and exchange between Bulgarian and foreign artists (through the use of the residential center built into the architecture of the building), as well as showcasing the co-productions created by them

A strong emphasis in the permanent activity of the center towards education and involvement of young people (through regular workshops, seminars, lectures and other educational modules)

Regularly holding public discussions, debates, round tables and other forms of community communication

  

2.HEMUS HOTEL SOFIA

25 Cherni Vrah Blvd., Sofia 1421


(+359 2) 816 5000, (+359) 885 466 778

Hemus Hotel is located in the center of Sofia, within a 5-10 min walking distance from all the workspaces related to EPTG 2022.

The hotel offers over 200 rooms and suits to meet the needs of individual and business travellers as well as organized groups. The convenient location provides quick access to all cultural, commercial and administrative buildings.

The hotel also has casino, bank office, nightclub and a hairdressing salon.

  

360 DANCE ACADEMY

Lozenets district, 56-58 Krum Popov St. (entrance from Lozenets St.), 1st floor, Sofia 1421, Bulgaria,

Phone: (+359) 988 991 727

Email: id.academy360@gmail.com

International Dance Academy 360 is an art center with 4 modern halls, 3 changing rooms, bathrooms and a coffee bar. The venue is suitable for corporate events and conferences, team buildings, group practical activities, business seminars, congresses, training programs and children’s workshops, private events, photo shoots, advertising, exhibitions, private and themed parties, birthdays, etc. Each premise has an air conditioning system.

NEW THEATRE NDK

The theatre is situated in the building of the National Palace of Culture in the center of the capital, a convenient location with easy access for audience from practically all Sofia neighborhoods. Its repertoire consists of both proven titles from the state and municipal theatres, as well as performances by private troupes and young artists debuting in the theatre arts.

Address: Sofia, “Bulgaria” square 1

Information: (+359) 886 501 703

Email: newtheatrendk@abv.bg

  1. ACCOMMODATION AND LUNCH

For your convenience, the accommodation, breakfast for hotel guests and group lunches for all participants will take place at the Hemus hotel and its restaurant, and for dinner you will have the opportunity to walk around the center of Sofia and try Bulgarian cuisine, experience Bulgarian culture and feel the atmosphere of the city.

Standard Rooms

The Standard Rooms are more economical, located on the lower hotel floors, without a mini-bar.

FACILITIES:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom / shower
  • Air conditioning 
  • Desk

  

Classic Rooms

The Classic Rooms are located on the higher floors of the hotel and have a panoramic view of the city.

FACILITIES:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom / shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Mini Bar

  

RESTAURANT

The Hemus Hotel restaurant is where the organized lunches for all EPTG participants will be held on November 18, 19 and 20.

The restautant offers good conditions for all kinds of events – business meetings, group events, weddings and more. It has a capacity of 160 seats.

  

2. OPENING CEREMONY + CLOSING CEREMONY

The official opening and closing of the festival will take place at Toplocentrala HALL 1.

3. WORKSHOPS AND HOME GROUPS

All workshops and home groups will take place in 9 venues:

1. Toplocentrala HALL 1

2. Toplocentrala HALL 2 – Black box

3. Toplocentrala HALL 4 – Studio

4. Dance Academy 360 Hall 1

5. Dance Academy 360 Hall 2

6. Dance Academy 360 Hall 3

7. Dance Academy 360 Hall 4

8. Hemus Hotel “Preslav” Hall

9. Hemus Hotel Hall 1A

HALL 1 – TOPLOCENTRALA

The large hall has an area of 360 m2 and measures 20.70 m/16.40 m and a height of 5.55 m.

The multifunctional hall is suitable for dance and theatre shows, performance art, parties, concerts, screenings, corporate events, exhibitions, conferences, allowing for different organization of the stage and audience.

A telescopic tribune is provided for 241 seated spectators, accessible seats are also provided for disabled audience.

HALL 2 – Black box – TOPLOCENTRALA

The black box (or chamber hall) has an area of 154 m2 and dimensions of 13.60 m/11.55 m and a height of 5.00 m.

It is mainly intended for theatre and dance performances of the independent scene. It has mobile retractable stands with 69 seats and accessible seats for disabled audience.

HALL 4 – Studio – TOPLOCENTRALA

The studio has an area of 62m2 and measures 5.30m/11.75m and a height of 3.40m.

The hall has a multifunctional profile and is intended for holding discussions, debates, rehearsals, readings, games, yoga and meditative practices, small creative workshops, etc.

HALL 1360 DANCE ACADEMY

120 sq.m. Natural light Wooden parquet floor Air conditioners Mirrors Sound system

HALL 2360 DANCE ACADEMY

70 sq.m. Natural light Wooden parquet floor Air conditioners Mirrors Sound system

HALL 3360 DANCE ACADEMY

72 sq.m. Air conditioning + ventilation system Barres Mirrors Rubberized linoleum flooring Sound system

HALL 4360 DANCE ACADEMY

81 sq.m. Air conditioning + ventilation system Laminate flooring No mirrors Sound system

It is suitable for multimedia events, film screenings and lecture material.

Conference Hall Preslav – HEMUS HOTEL

The largest conference room with capacity up to 130 people.

FACILITIES:

  • Air-conditioned
  • With daylight, remote control of the blinds to ensure maximum comfort for different event types
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Terrace 
  • Area – 189 sq.m.

Capacity according of the type of arangement:

  • Theatre – 130 persons
  • Classroom – 70 persons
  • Square – 45 persons
  • U-shape – 40 persons

Conference Room 1 A– HEMUS HOTEL

Facilities:

  • Air conditioned
  • With daylight, blinds
  • Free wireless Internet connection

4. PERFORMANCES

EPTG’s program includes a total of 10 Playback theatre performances that will take place in:

    1. Toplocentrala HALL 1
    2. Toplocentrala HALL 2
    3. New Theatre NDK

1. HALL 1 – TOPLOCENTRALA

The large hall has an area of 360 m2 and measures 20.70 m/16.40 m and a height of 5.55 m.

The multifunctional hall is suitable for dance and theatre shows, performance art, parties, concerts, screenings, corporate events, exhibitions, conferences, allowing for different organization of the stage and audience.

A telescopic tribune is provided for 241 seated spectators, accessible seats are also provided for disabled audience.

2. HALL 2 – Black box – TOPLOCENTRALA

The black box (or chamber hall) has an area of 154 m2 and dimensions of 13.60 m/11.55 m and a height of 5.00 m.

It is mainly intended for theatre and dance performances of the independent scene. It has mobile retractable stands with 69 seats and accessible seats for disabled audience.

3.New Theatre NDK Stage

The stage measures 8.20m / 5.10m and the back of the stage 4.10m

  

EPTG 2020 VENUES
EPTG 2020 will be held in three main venues which will be brought to life in the spirit of playback theatre.

Park Hotel Moskva

The main venue is Park Hotel Moskva which will also accommodate all EPTG participants for the period of the event. The hotel is located in a nice, quiet but central neighborhood, the diplomatic district, next to the most beautiful green area in Sofia –The National Park Borissova Garden. The hotel is conveniently connected by metro to the city center, Sofia Central Bus/Railway Stations and Sofia Airport.

World Trade Center Interpred

One of the biggest and oldest trade centers in Sofia, WTC Interpred offers spacious, light and comfortable halls which are very well-equipped and easily transformed and fitted for all kind of events. Interpred is situated within a walking distance from the main venue (5 min on foot) and the metro station.

“Nikolay Haitov” Community Center

“Nikolay Haitov” Community Center was established in 1936 by a group of teachers as a community place for collection and exchange of books. Over the years, it has become one of the major contributors to cultural life in the neighborhood through various educational, social, cultural and creative activities. Community Center “Nikolay Haitov” is within a 10-minute walk from PH Moskva, WTC Interpred and the metro station.

National Palace of Culture (NDK)

The National Palace of Culture – Congress Centre Sofia (NDK) is the largest multifunctional complex in Southeastern Europe. It is located in downtown Sofia and is surrounded by a park area. NDK is the home Azaryan Theater, DNK Contemporary Dance and Performance Space and New Theater where all PT performances will be staged.