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Welcome to the place where art meets imagination. Here, every puppet carries its own story, and each performance is a journey into fantasy.

The history of the GESTUS Theater

The idea of Gestus Theatre was first conceived in 2016 by a group of independent actors who established Gestus as a non-governmental organization, realizing a series of events and projects in the fields of art and theater.

In 2023, Ilona Gospodinova and Konstantina Samardzhieva, seeking fulfillment and growth in the art of puppetry, also established ‘GESTUS’ Theater – a small private theatrical group focused exclusively on creating performances for children, engaging primarily in the realm of puppet theater. The main mission of the team is to create traveling shows, encompassing both street theater and stage performances. These shows are designed to reach smaller settlements where access to culture for children and adolescents is limited. The theater aims to experiment with various theatrical forms and to support young artists in the fields of art and theater, including playwrights, scenographers, artists, musicians, and others.

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Feedback from You, Inspiration for Us


‘Little Thumb’ was magical! My children were completely captivated by the story. Incredible puppets and talented actresses.


‘Little Thumb’ took us to a world of wonders. The performance was amazing, and the puppets seemed alive. My kids adore you!


‘Little Red Riding Hood’ came to life before us with astonishing beauty. Every child should see this performance. Simply fantastic!

Exciting Moments from Our Theatrical Journeys

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Gestus Theatre’s “Thumbelina” spellbound at the “Harlequin and Marionette” Festival in Sozopol and Chernomorets, offering theatrical magic for both children and adults in an international cultural gathering.
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“Gestus” Theatre’s “Thumbelina” enchanted at the Puppets Occupy Street Festival in Craiova, enriching the event with exquisite puppetry and cultural diversity.

Unforgettable moments of our creativity