The Dionysian Festival

The Greek festival honoring the god Dionysus was the most important arts festival in the ancient world. Combining theater, music, dance and community, the six-day Spring event in Athens was attended by people from all over Greece.

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Contemporary Festivals

Explore modern performing arts festivals inspired by the ancient traditions of the Dionysian Festival.

The Ancient World

Discover what was happening in the rest of the world while theater was developing in Greece.