The Train Theater initiated the Festival in 1983. Since 2001 the Festival has become an annual event, taking place every August in Jerusalem.
The 22nd edition of the festival will take place during August 04-8, 2013.
The Festival selects performances based on variety, quality and relevance, and it has hosted many artists known for their contribution to the field of puppetry and Visual Theater. During the years, the Festival has become the primal source of creation and inspiration in the field of Puppet Theater in Israel.