Practical Information

All you need to know before going out

FESTIVAL MAP


Visitors

Carnaval Sztukmistrzów is a festival of new circus, acrobatics, and clowning, held in Lublin since 2008. Street performers and masters of circus arts from all over Europe come to Lublin to present breathtaking shows and performances. Visitors can meet sword swallowers, acrobats, and street performers who are bound to move them to tears of laughter. These performances are open to the public, often inviting them to participate actively. Some events have a fee and can be attended only in the Big Top.

Since many years ago, Carnaval has always been held around the final weekend of July. Join us between July 28 and July 31, 2022.
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Stage shows are held in the Big Top in Błonia, theatres and outdoor stages. Street and busker acts  are held in Lublin’s main squares (Litewski, Łokietka, po Farze square) and streets and alleys of the Old Town and the city centre, as well as in Błonia near the Castle.

Stage performances at Carnaval Sztukmistrzów are paid. Tickets are available for specific events.

However, you may participate in the event without paying a penny and still have a great time. There are no admission costs and a significant portion of the event is held outside. However, you can help the performers by putting money into their hats.  Some free activities, including workshops, require registration because there is a limited number of places available.

Outdoors

  1. Sit down – don’t block the view.
  2.  Let through children, shorter people as well those with mobility difficulties to allow them to sit at the front. Respect the space designated by the artist.
  3. React passionately! If you’ve enjoyed the performance, show the artists your appreciation (shake their hands, compliment them on their
    skills, offer some money – for most street artists/buskers their hats are their fee).
  4. Enjoy the show – remember that as a viewer you are the subject and sometimes
    the actor of the show you’re watching. Laugh at others as much as you want but learn to laugh the loudest at yourself.
  5. Follow the instructions given by the artists and the on-site staff.

Enclosed spaces

  1. Buy tickets via Going – online or in Błonia near the Castle an hour before the show (until sold out).
  2. Remember that ushering takes time. To pass the waiting time more pleasantly, get to know the people queueing next to you.
  3. Do not be late for the shows.
  4. Make sure that you know what kind of show you are attending! Carnaval
    Sztukmistrzów offers a variety of different shows. For instance, some of them, may be unsuitable for children. Shows in enclosed spaces often present new circus acts and can be demanding, experimental and controversial.
  5.  Flash photography, recording and using mobile phones are not allowed
    during performances in enclosed spaces.

Be wary – it is easy to get lost or “lose” one’s valuables in a crowd.
Keep an eye on your children but also pay attention to other children near you.

We encourage all visitors to the festival to use public transport. Due to high interest in the event, it’s difficult to find free parking space near the city centre.

You can buy tickets in kiosks, vending machines in bus stops and most buses and through mobile apps.  A regular 40-minute ticket is 4 PLN and  reduced: 2 PLN
A 15-minute regular ticket is 3 PLN, and reduced – 1,50 PLN.

However, if you really want to drive, we’d like to inform you that on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, you can park your cars for free in the Paid Parking Zone (Old Town, city centre).  On other days of the week (Monday-Friday, between 8.00-17.00), you can buy tickets in parking metres or via apps.  More information about Paid Parking Zone here:
https://lublin.eu/en/travel-information/parking-zone/ or here: http://lublinspp.citypg.pl/

Vehicle entry into the Old Town is only possible for vehcles with special permits issued by Lublin’s City Office.

GPS will best help yout get to Lublin. Choose your hotel as the destination. During the festival, it’s very difficult to find a parking zone in the vicnity of the Old Town.  During The Jagiellonian Fair, we also close a part of the parking lot in Zamkowy square as it’s used by our artists.

To get to the festival venue from your accommodation, we recommend taking a bus, use the city bike, or walk.

But if you really want to drive, set your GPS to Aleja Unii Lubelskiej. It’s a street in the immediate vicnity of the Old Town and Błonia near the Castle. It’s where you will find one of the largest parking lots.

Other paid parking lots in the area:  Map of parking lots near Lublin’s Old Town and the City Centre. 

Moreover, Lublin has the Paid Parking Zone.  Parking requires payment from Mondfay to Friday between 8.00 and 18.00. On Friday evenings, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays you can park free of charge. Look for parking metres or install CityParkApp to pay for the parking.

More information about the Paid Parking Zone: lublin.spp24.pl

Vehicle entry into the Old Town is only possible for holders of special permits issued by the City Hall.

Lublin City Bikes: lubelskirower.pl

Buses: mpk.lublin.pl

The train station is far from the old town. It will take you about 30 minutes to get there on foot. Leave the station and walk northeast along 1 Maja Street until you reach the Lubelskiego Lipca traffic circle. Cross the Lutosławski Bridge (the Bridge of Culture) and go straight along Zamojska and Wyszyńskiego Streets until you reach the Cathedral. As soon as you see the cathedral, you are just one step away from the Old Town. To find the centre of events, turn left into Królewska Street and go straight to Łokietka Square, where you will find our information point.

It is more convenient to take a bus from the train station to the Old Town. As soon as you step outside the door, you will find a bus stop. You can take line 1 in the direction of Panerniaków Felicity or line 13 in the direction of Paderewskiego. In both cases, you need to get off at Wolności Square (bus stop: Plac Wolności). The trip takes about 10 minutes.
You can buy tickets in kiosks, ticket machines in bus stops and on most buses or via mobile apps. A single, regular 40-minute ticket costs PLN 3,60, reduced PLN 1,80. A single, regular 15-minute ticket costs PLN 2,80, reduced PLN 1.40. You can also call a taxi. Bolt operates in Lublin. The biggest cab companies are AleTaxi – 511-11-11 and Taxi Damel – 19 – 626.

A final option is to rent a car. CarSharing Panek is available in Lublin.

Bring an umbrella. Sometimes, for the safety of the artists, we have to cancel the performance.

Visit the Information point, where  joyful volunteers will be happy to provide any information about the festival. That’s where you’ll find printed leaflets about the festival.

The Information Point is located at Litewski Square and open

28-31 July 2022, 10.00-19.00

The full programme is also available HERE

Bring an umbrella. Sometimes, for the safety of the artists, we have to cancel the performance.

Yes. Please come to our information point. That’s where you will find t-shirts, bags, pins and other cool gadgets.

You can get special wristbands for kids at the information point. You can write down your phone number on them to make it easier for us to find your child if they get lost.

We love pets and that’s why for the comfort, well-being and safety of your pets, we encourage you to leave them at home.  Hundreds of people attend the festival, and there are many loud noises, intense lights, and an accumulation of stimuli that will stress and frighten your pet, even if they are familiar with such situations. We’re  leaving our four-legged friends at home.

Come to the venue and give us your full name. If it’s in the system, you will enter without any problems.

Come to the venue and show the QR code.

You may take photos at most events, except the big top shows. Signs will be put up warning of the photography restrictions, and the MC will remind everyone from the stage.

Many fantastic things, but because there are so many, we can’t list them all. Please refer to Lublin Centre of Tourist and Cultural Information.

Please refer to: nocowanie.pl, booking.com, lubelskietravel.pl. They will help you find suitable accommodation. Plenty of rooms are available in student residence halls. It’s worthwhile to take this option into account if you’re planning a low-budget trip. Check Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, for instance.

A paid public toilet is located in Zamkowa St, between Błonia and Zamkowy Square (enter from Błonia). It’s open everyday between 6.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m.  We also provide temporary toilets, which you can find on the festival map.

Please read the Terms and Conditions of the festival

Practical Information

Visitors

All you need to know before going out

Carnaval Sztukmistrzów is a festival of new circus, acrobatics, and clowning, held in Lublin since 2008. Street performers and masters of circus arts from all over Europe come to Lublin to present breathtaking shows and performances. Visitors can meet sword swallowers, acrobats, and street performers who are bound to move them to tears of laughter. These performances are open to the public, often inviting them to participate actively. Some events have a fee and can be attended only in the Big Top.

Since many years ago, Carnaval has always been held around the final weekend of July. Join us between July 28 and July 31, 2022.
.

Stage shows are held in the Big Top in Błonia, theatres and outdoor stages. Street and busker acts  are held in Lublin’s main squares (Litewski, Łokietka, po Farze square) and streets and alleys of the Old Town and the city centre, as well as in Błonia near the Castle.

MAP

Stage performances at Carnaval Sztukmistrzów are paid. Tickets are available for specific events.

However, you may participate in the event without paying a penny and still have a great time. There are no admission costs and a significant portion of the event is held outside. However, you can help the performers by putting money into their hats.  Some free activities, including workshops, require registration because there is a limited number of places available.

Outdoors

  1. Sit down – don’t block the view.
  2.  Let through children, shorter people as well those with mobility difficulties to allow them to sit at the front. Respect the space designated by the artist.
  3. React passionately! If you’ve enjoyed the performance, show the artists your appreciation (shake their hands, compliment them on their
    skills, offer some money – for most street artists/buskers their hats are their fee).
  4. Enjoy the show – remember that as a viewer you are the subject and sometimes
    the actor of the show you’re watching. Laugh at others as much as you want but learn to laugh the loudest at yourself.
  5. Follow the instructions given by the artists and the on-site staff.

Enclosed spaces

  1. Buy tickets via Going – online or in Błonia near the Castle an hour before the show (until sold out).
  2. Remember that ushering takes time. To pass the waiting time more pleasantly, get to know the people queueing next to you.
  3. Do not be late for the shows.
  4. Make sure that you know what kind of show you are attending! Carnaval
    Sztukmistrzów offers a variety of different shows. For instance, some of them, may be unsuitable for children. Shows in enclosed spaces often present new circus acts and can be demanding, experimental and controversial.
  5.  Flash photography, recording and using mobile phones are not allowed
    during performances in enclosed spaces.

Be wary – it is easy to get lost or “lose” one’s valuables in a crowd.
Keep an eye on your children but also pay attention to other children near you.

We encourage all visitors to the festival to use public transport. Due to high interest in the event, it’s difficult to find free parking space near the city centre.

You can buy tickets in kiosks, vending machines in bus stops and most buses and through mobile apps.  A regular 40-minute ticket is 4 PLN and  reduced: 2 PLN
A 15-minute regular ticket is 3 PLN, and reduced – 1,50 PLN.

However, if you really want to drive, we’d like to inform you that on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, you can park your cars for free in the Paid Parking Zone (Old Town, city centre).  On other days of the week (Monday-Friday, between 8.00-17.00), you can buy tickets in parking metres or via apps.  More information about Paid Parking Zone here:
https://lublin.eu/en/travel-information/parking-zone/ or here: http://lublinspp.citypg.pl/

Vehicle entry into the Old Town is only possible for vehcles with special permits issued by Lublin’s City Office.

GPS will best help yout get to Lublin. Choose your hotel as the destination. During the festival, it’s very difficult to find a parking zone in the vicnity of the Old Town.  During The Jagiellonian Fair, we also close a part of the parking lot in Zamkowy square as it’s used by our artists.

To get to the festival venue from your accommodation, we recommend taking a bus, use the city bike, or walk.

But if you really want to drive, set your GPS to Aleja Unii Lubelskiej. It’s a street in the immediate vicnity of the Old Town and Błonia near the Castle. It’s where you will find one of the largest parking lots.

Other paid parking lots in the area:  Map of parking lots near Lublin’s Old Town and the City Centre. 

Moreover, Lublin has the Paid Parking Zone.  Parking requires payment from Mondfay to Friday between 8.00 and 18.00. On Friday evenings, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays you can park free of charge. Look for parking metres or install CityParkApp to pay for the parking.

More information about the Paid Parking Zone: lublin.spp24.pl

Vehicle entry into the Old Town is only possible for holders of special permits issued by the City Hall.

Lublin City Bikes: lubelskirower.pl

Buses: mpk.lublin.pl

The train station is far from the old town. It will take you about 30 minutes to get there on foot. Leave the station and walk northeast along 1 Maja Street until you reach the Lubelskiego Lipca traffic circle. Cross the Lutosławski Bridge (the Bridge of Culture) and go straight along Zamojska and Wyszyńskiego Streets until you reach the Cathedral. As soon as you see the cathedral, you are just one step away from the Old Town. To find the centre of events, turn left into Królewska Street and go straight to Łokietka Square, where you will find our information point.

It is more convenient to take a bus from the train station to the Old Town. As soon as you step outside the door, you will find a bus stop. You can take line 1 in the direction of Panerniaków Felicity or line 13 in the direction of Paderewskiego. In both cases, you need to get off at Wolności Square (bus stop: Plac Wolności). The trip takes about 10 minutes.
You can buy tickets in kiosks, ticket machines in bus stops and on most buses or via mobile apps. A single, regular 40-minute ticket costs PLN 3,60, reduced PLN 1,80. A single, regular 15-minute ticket costs PLN 2,80, reduced PLN 1.40. You can also call a taxi. Bolt operates in Lublin. The biggest cab companies are AleTaxi – 511-11-11 and Taxi Damel – 19 – 626.

A final option is to rent a car. CarSharing Panek is available in Lublin.

The bus station is right next to the Old Town. When you leave the station through the main gate, turn left to see the Lublin Castle. Walk across the street and climb the stairs at the end of the Castle square to find the bridge that connects the Castle to the Old Town.

Visit the Information point, where  joyful volunteers will be happy to provide any information about the festival. That’s where you’ll find printed leaflets about the festival.

The Information Point is located at Litewski Square and open

28-31 July 2022, 12.00-21.00

The full programme is also available HERE

FESTIVAL MAP

 

Bring an umbrella. Sometimes, for the safety of the artists, we have to cancel the performance.

Yes. Please come to our information point. That’s where you will find t-shirts, bags, pins and other cool gadgets.

You can get special wristbands for kids at the information point. You can write down your phone number on them to make it easier for us to find your child if they get lost.

We love pets and that’s why for the comfort, well-being and safety of your pets, we encourage you to leave them at home.  Hundreds of people attend the festival, and there are many loud noises, intense lights, and an accumulation of stimuli that will stress and frighten your pet, even if they are familiar with such situations. We’re  leaving our four-legged friends at home.

Come to the venue and give us your full name. If it’s in the system, you will enter without any problems.

Come to the venue and show the QR code.

You may take photos at most events, except the big top shows. Signs will be put up warning of the photography restrictions, and the MC will remind everyone from the stage.

Many fantastic things, but because there are so many, we can’t list them all. Please refer to Lublin Centre of Tourist and Cultural Information.

Please refer to: nocowanie.pl, booking.com, lubelskietravel.pl. They will help you find suitable accommodation. Plenty of rooms are available in student residence halls. It’s worthwhile to take this option into account if you’re planning a low-budget trip. Check Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, for instance.

A paid public toilet is located in Zamkowa St, between Błonia and Zamkowy Square (enter from Błonia). It’s open everyday between 6.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m.  We also provide temporary toilets, which you can find on the festival map.

Please read the Terms and Conditions of the festival

Practical Information

For the artists

Carnaval Sztukmistrzów is a festival of new circus, acrobatics, and clowning, held in Lublin since 2008.  We entertain our audiences with stage performances (under the big top or on theatre stages), outdoor and street performances, eye-popping spectacles, busker acts, and street band performances. We curate our programme, contact the artists, and choose the shows we are interested in, including in response to submissions that we receive.

Since many years ago, Carnaval has always been held around the final weekend of July. Join us between July 28 and July 31, 2022.

You will find us in the streets, squares and alleys of the Old Town and Błonia near the Castle.

What information should be included in the submission? A URL to the show’s video,  country of origin, means of transportation, and, optionally, estimated budget.

info@sztukmistrze.eu

Announced as needed, based on the demand and the objectives of the programme in any given year.

Practical Information

For the artists

Carnaval Sztukmistrzów is a festival of new circus, acrobatics, and clowning, held in Lublin since 2008.  We entertain our audiences with stage performances (under the big top or on theatre stages), outdoor and street performances, eye-popping spectacles, busker acts, and street band performances. We curate our programme, contact the artists, and choose the shows we are interested in, including in response to submissions that we receive.

Since many years ago, Carnaval has always been held around the final weekend of July. Join us between July 28 and July 31, 2022.

You will find us in the streets, squares and alleys of the Old Town and Błonia near the Castle.

What information should be included in the submission? A URL to the show’s video,  country of origin, means of transportation, and, optionally, estimated budget.

info@sztukmistrze.eu

Announced as needed, based on the demand and the objectives of the programme in any given year.