The wide range of Berliner Festspiele’s programmes is reflected in a wide variety of education initiatives. They are aimed at children and young people of all ages, parents and educators as well as at students, young artists and journalists.

Four national contests, Theatertreffen der Jugend, Tanztreffen der Jugend, Treffen junger Autoren and Treffen junge Musik-Szene, provide a communication platform for young theatre makers, actors, dancers, musicians and writers, educators and students. In addition, Berliner Festspiele open up spaces for young people’s creative self-initiative all year round:

In its education programmes, Martin-Gropius-Bau provides long-term partnerships and support projects for primary schools and pupils of years 7 and 8, as well as school-programmes tailored specifically towards individual exhibitions. In cooperation with individual schools and at special events, they engage in active and creative-practical work, the exploration of forms of artistic expression, the promotion of a flexible and pluralistic concept of culture and the sharpening of their own perception. For pupils from years 7 to 12, the MGB SchülerUni organizes lecture discussions that explore topics touched on in the exhibitions in greater detail. Invited experts answer the young people’s questions after an initial key lecture.

For the festivals of Berliner Festspiele, cooperation schemes with the drama and music departments of various universities are an equally essential component as discursive formats and creative programmes, inviting young people to compose or produce their own art. Educators and instructors are involved, as are communicators and sponsors. It’s all about the art – and the artists – of tomorrow.

MGB-Schülerprogramm (in German only)
MaerzMusik – Education
National Contests
Theatertreffen – Education

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