From 21 to 29 May 1994, the 16th International Puppet Theater Festival was held.

The 13 groups from Poland and 25 foreign theaters from 19 countries: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Israel, Germany, New Zealand, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Tunisia, the United States, Ukraine, Hungary, Great Britain and Italy were presented in Bielsko-Biała.

During the festival, for the first time in Poland, a meeting of the UNIMA council was organized. Members of the highest authorities of the association and over 50 councilors representing individual national centers came to Bielsko.

Apart from exhibitions, concerts, street performances and meetings, there was also a concert of Stanisław Fiałkowski big band in an unusual place - on the roof above the entrance to the theater.