International Puppet Theatre for Adults Festival “PIERROT” was created in the year of 2000. It’s an unconventional European stage for puppetry, dedicated to a new and untypical art form: the puppet theatre for adults. Participants in “PIERROT” are professional Bulgarian and foreign companies. Festival “PIERROT” is organized as a competition. An International Jury composed of well-known theatre experts estimates the performances and bestows the following awards: a GRAND PRIX/Best Performance Award; The Experimental and New Forms Award; The Best Directing Award; The Best Stage Design Award; The Best Music Award; The Best Actor Award; The Best Actress Award and the Young Critics’ Award. Festival includes as additional events theoretical seminars, workshops, art market, exhibitions, street art.