The theatre festival named after N. Rybakov has been hosted by Tambov region since 2007. It is the only truly actor festival in Russia where the judges evaluate the acting process specifically, an actor’s unique and individual talent. The festival was named after the great Russian actor, Nikolay Rybakov, who acted in his last performances here and was buried in Tambov land.

The theatre companies from all over Russia take part in this festival. The judges are famous Russian actors and leading Moscow critics. The festival program is quite packed and eventful. Besides the festival performances and their discussions, there are daily creative meetings, master-classes and other theatre shows.