About the festival

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Over the past thirteen years, we have managed to create a social gathering, a festival, which can recreate a scene from the past. Like a time machine, The Antique Drama Festival STOBI, presents a powerful image of a past that we all wonder how it was. Its place hold, its ambient, its perfect scenery can bring You in a time period that You can only imagine.

As most of the theatre festivals in the World, ADF STOBI, represents the best, and most creative antique dramas on the stage of the wonderful amphitheater STOBI, in the municipality of Veles. Stobi (mod. Gradsko) was an ancient town of Paeonia, later conquered by Macedon, and later still incorporated into the Roman province of Macedonia Salutaris (now in the Republic of Macedonia). It is located on the main road that leads from the Danube to the Aegean Sea and is considered by many to be the most famous archaeological site in the Republic of Macedonia. Stobi was built where the Erigón river (mod. River Crna) joins the Axiós river (mod. Vardar), making it important strategically as a center for both trade and warfare.

ADF STOBI mission is to promote and develop a multicultural exchange presented by antique texts and dramas. ADF STOBI will continue to present cultures from other parts of the world, and their views of the recreations of the antique dramas; ADF STOBI will try to enclose the antique drama to the consumers in authentic scenery; ADF STOBI will continue with the promotion of archaeological site STOBI as the oldest and biggest site in Republic of Macedonia.



All of the performances will take place on the stage of the antique amphitheatre STOBI. The technical requirements are our greatest concern and we pay special attention so we can present the theatre performance in its highest peak. We have managed to provide every need for a perfect performance (lightening, sound and music, wardrobes etc.), as well as improving the surrounding scenery for a complete antique experience. Our logistics are supported by two national theaters “Jordan Hadzikonstantinov Dzinot” from Veles and the “Drama theatre” from Skopje.


ADF STOBI is a competitive festival. It has several awards for special achievements in the field of drama. The Best Play awards, Best male role, and the best female role award.


This year ADF STOBI will take place from 16th of July until the 30th of July. The schedule of the performances will be set over one day. The rest of the program will be completed by the end of April.

All participants will be accommodated at Hotel "Romantique", which is located by the lake "Mladost". The wonderful environment and the beautiful nature surrounding it will make the stay even more pleasurable.


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