About Festival
International Summer Festival of Arts "The Access Point" is the largest platform for site-specific and immersive art in Russia. It has been held in St. Petersburg since 2015. The Access Point explores new theatre territories and offers its visitors new experiences in perception and communication with space. Residents and guests of the The Access Point Festival — Russian and international directors — present progressive, bold and pertinent productions. Some of the locations of the previous performances were the following: a commercial centre, a high-profile hotel, The State Russian Museum, a deserted community centre, a garage and a seaport factory, a supermarket and a phone shop. Performances have taken place in the streets and inside private apartments also. In a year 2020 when the only available location for most people around the world was their own homes, the Internet became the festival's theatre space.
About New Technologies and Innovation in Theatre Project

New Technologies and Innovation in Theatre project funded by the Estonia-Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme and project lasts until 31.12.2022.

Main objectives

  • Establishing a cross-border Centre of Excellence of New Technologies in Performative Arts in Narva Vana Lava (CENTPA) where services, products on new technical solutions both for performative arts and other sectors are elaborated in co-operation with international partnership and for the benefit of the border regions
  • Establishing a cross-cultural biennale of the performative arts simultaneously taking place both in Narva and Leningrad oblast bringing together artists and spectators from Estonia and Russia

Project partners

Project Budget

The project's budget for the upcoming two years is 487 902 euros. 10% is covered by the partners as their own contribution. Programme co-financing is 439 111,80 euros.


Estonia-Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014−2020 aims to foster cross-border cooperation across the borders between the Republic of Estonia and the Russian Federation to promote socio-economic development in the regions on both sides of the common borders.


The Access Point 2020 Program in English
The Access Point 2020 Program in Estoninan
The Programme website
The DG REGIO webpage — from 1 Jan 2020
The Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
The Ministry of Finance of Estonia
ON THE EDGE — online event
+7 812 649 92 06
190068, Saint Petersburg,
Srednjaja Pod'jacheskaja ul., 2, оff. 302
Participation in the festival
190068, Saint Petersburg,
Srednjaja Pod'jacheskaja ul., 2, оff. 302
This publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the Estonia – Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of «ANKPO «Literaturnoe Agenstvo Peterburga» and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the Programme, Programme participating countries alongside with the European Union.

About Programme: The Programme website / The DG REGIO webpage – from 1 Jan 2020 / The Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation / The Ministry of Finance of Estonia