Bulgaria is recognized for having one of the most popular and sophisticated traditions for puppet theatre in the world.
State puppet Theatre-Burgas is recognized as one of the leading puppet theatres in the country. Founded in 1954 the company became a state theatre in 1962. Specializing in Bulgarian folk tales and classical children literature, the theatre has created more then 300 productions, which have been seen by more than 3 million spectators. The company has a repertory of 40 productions and creates 4 new productions annually. The theatre has received scores of awards from major national and international festivals. Tours in Europe, Asia, North America, Africa.