The “Hellenic Festival” was established in 1998 for the organisation of music, theatre, and other cultural events, books publication and audiovisual production.
Until 2005, Hellenic Festival events were staged at the following venues: the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the two ancient theaters at Epidaurus (at the Sanctuary of Asklepios, and at the ancient city), and the Lycabettus Theater. In the summer of 2006, the festival began a programme of expansion with new theaters at 260 Pireos Street. Other venues around the city were also used, for the first time, such as Irini Pappas’ “Scholeion”, the Kotopouli Theatre, the Benaki Museum, the Faliro Indoor Sports Hall and the Porta Theater.
In addition to the creation of new venues for the staging of its performances, Athens Festival aims to broaden audiences attending its events, to promote the work of young artists, and to present contemporary trends in dance, music and theater through collaboration with interesting artists and performance companies. There are also many efforts to fall in line with other major European festivals.
More info and Festival’s program at www.greekfestival.gr