At all times our nation fancied jolly theatrical performances, that is why such a number of verteps and wide popularity of Ukrainian carols. We, the residents of eastern Ukrainian cities and megalopolices, know little of verteps, for those cheerful stagings with their special ritualism, rich folklore and ethnographic singularity have mainly survived in Central and West Ukraine.

That is why we are happy to welcome everyone interested to see an ingenious holiday fairy show: more than just a performance but a grandiose festival of verteps from all over Ukraine! Isn’t it exciting to listen to merry carols and see extraordinary performances, observing differences in characters, plots and costumes of vertep drama actors?

The Origin of Ukrainian Vertep

The Beauty of Puppet Vertep