This festival takes place each year in Moscow and presents the most significant performances from all over Russia.
The Golden Mask is a National Theatre Award which was established in 1993 as a professional prize for the best works during the season for productions in all genres of the theatre art. This festival takes place each year in Moscow and presents the most significant performances from all over Russia. The process of nominees' selection goes through 2 stages: video recording viewing of the performances and then run-through in the theatre. A number of nominees are no more than 79 : 70 of which is chosen by the experts and the others are the award winners of the Interregional Theatre Festivals in the Federal Districts of Russia. This year it will be the 23rd time the festival opens. The Award Ceremony will take place on 19 April at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovic-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre. As part of the Festival, the special program Russian Case will be opened which let foreign guests see over Russian theatre art better.