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.

Theatre companies from different parts of Russia take part in the festival. The judges include famous Russian artists and leading critics. The festival program is extremely rich. Besides shows and discussions, creative meetings, master classes, theatrical performances take place every day.