Visitors will find themselves in the world of fantasy at the Skupova Pilsen International Festival of Puppet and Alternative Theatre. This festival is held every year, and it displays only the best Czech puppet and alternative theatre performances. Many theatres take part in this competition and the shows are performed by a number of both local and foreign ensembles. During this “year of the puppet”, where Josef Skupa and Jiří Trnka both have their jubilee, the Spejbl and Hurvínek Theatre and its original puppets will put on a completely new show for visitors. From abroad, five significant puppet ensembles from Japan will appear on the scene, providing lessons on a number of their Japanese techniques, apart from their own enthralling performances.