National Contests

Theatertreffen der Jugend – Application

The application for the Theatertreffen der Jugend 2018 is closed.

Deadline was 30 November 2017.
The jury will announce its selection in February.

Eligible for applications were theatre groups consisting of young people of school age or in training.

Please note: Different application dates

Dates for the Theatertreffen der Jugend 2018
Applications from June 2017
Deadline 30 November 2017

Eligible for applications are theatre groups consisting of young people of school age or in training.

Application documents

  • the application form, filled in and signed
  • one copy of the recording of the production (a complete run-through of the production or a rehearsal)
  • Notes on the recording (What does it show, what doesn’t it show? Is it the premiere, which performance, a rehearsal etc.)
  • Information about the company and also on the terms and conditions under which it may perform
  • Explanation and notes on the production, used material, flyer, press articles
  • (planned) performance dates / run-throughs during the viewing period 15 January to 8 February 2018.


An independent jury will select the productions to be invited to Berlin for the national Theatertreffen der Jugend on the basis of the applications. The selection process is expected to be completed by mid-February 2018. The jury’s decision is final – there are no legal grounds for appeal.


The theatre groups chosen as the winners of the nationwide Theatertreffen der Jugend contest will be invited with their productions to the Theatertreffen der Jugend in Berlin.

The centrepiece of the meeting is the public performances of the chosen theatre productions. Beyond these, the meeting also offers the chosen companies and invited participants in the specialist conference opportunities for collective practical theatre work, critical discourse about the productions, fora for discussion and much more.


All productions will be recorded during the Theatertreffen der Jugend and can be viewed in the archive of the Deutsches Kinder und Jugendtheaterzentrum der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Frankfurt am Main for study purposes.



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