At the same time the Fortress Theatre Festival is production (one premiere every summer) and noncompetitive event, representing the best theater projects from the region and the Europe. Open air festival – Fortress Theatre has a potential to become unavoidable cultural manifestation and the significant step in rehabilitation and returning of Serbian Art Theater and culture to their European roots.
"…for that reason we made the expedition to ever-lasting fortress The City of Despot Djuradj Brankovic from 15th century, which will become the theatre scene for theatricals and dramatics arguments during the Fortress Theatre Festival, in other words, it will be the dialogue between reality and unreality." (Vida Ognjenovic, The president of the Festival Council)
The Fortress Theatre Festival – Smederevo is by its given position and architecture determined as an ambiental festival. In Serbia there are several important theatre festivals which are realized in-doors in classical theatre venues, most often relying on some theatre house, and taking place during theatre season. A site-specific theatre festival under open skies, in a fortress that is an ideal setting for an attractive theatre program, is obviously lacking in a summer theatre offer in Serbia.