Founded in 1989 by Alexander Gref Vagrant Booth Theatre (“Brodiachy Vertep” in Russian) is an experimental laboratory puppet theatre.
Vagrant Booth Theatre has toured all over the world and participated in more than 40 festivals: USA, Germany, Belorussia, Great Britain, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Poland, Estonia, Iran, France, Russia.
The show “Petrushka at the fair” was awarded with Tallinn Treff Festival’s Jury Prize (2012, Estonia)
“The Death of King Herod” took Grand Prix at the “Nyabiosy” Festival (2016, Belorussia)
All the shows are interactive. Live music of traditional instruments, national melodies and songs accompany performances.
Vagrant Booth is very mobile. Our shows can be performed in a theater or in a cafe, in a living room during some family feast or in a street where the crowd is slowly passing by.
Our main goal is to find ways for ancient folk art to live in the modern world.
Petrushka at the Fair
the Russian Punch
The Death of King Herod
a Vertep Christmas mystery
ancient trick puppets