Ulyanovsk is a city on the banks of the Volga river, its history goes back to the 17 century. Until 1924 its official name was Simbirsk, in the Soviet years it bore the name Ulyanovsk, as here Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov – Lenin, the leader of the world proletariat, the first chairman of the Council of People's Commissars (government) of the RSFSR, the organizer of the October Revolution was born here.
This city with the population of 619 thousand people has its own regional theatre festival of theatres of the Ulyanovsk Region. It is held annually in two cities of the district – Ulyanovsk and Dimitrovgrad on the eve of the International Day of Theatre on March the 27th.
The festival is organized by:
The Ministry of Arts and Cultural Politics of the Ulyanovsk Region
Ulyanovsk regional department of the Union of Theatre Workers of the Russian Federation
Ulyanovsk Drama Theatre named after I. A. Goncharov
This project, since 1993, was preceded by a theatrical competition “Actor”, in which first participated the actors of the Ulyanovsk Drama Theatre named after I.A. Goncharov. The main prize of the Festival is a Special Award of the Governor-Chairman of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region “Promotion” - for the promotion of theatrical art in remote areas of the Ulyanovsk region.
The Festival’s organizing committee formed by order of the Minister of Arts and Cultural Politics of the Ulyanovsk Region. It is composed of representatives of the Ministry of Arts and Cultural Politics of the Ulyanovsk Region, heads of theatres - participants and representatives of the Ulyanovsk regional department of the Theatre Union of Russia.