The European Festival of Performing Arts Timisoara – Romanian Drama Festival is a yearly theatre festival that carries on in a fresh, contemporary manner the bold tradition of a festival formula initiated 30 years ago. It is organised by the Timişoara National Theatre with the financial support of the Romanian Ministry of Culture and the Timisoara City Hall. FEST-FDR is made up of wo parallel components: a Romanian and an international one, represented equally in the programming. The former, FEST, explores the best of theatre in Europe and beyond, celebrating the performing arts in their diversity, while the latter, FDR, showcases the newest and best of Romanian drama and its relevance for the here and now. FEST-FDR is actually the only platform dedicated to contemporary Romanian drama and theatre, placed in a European context.