Our education and development formats are geared towards children and young people of all ages, towards parents and educators but also to students and young artists.


Treffen junge Szene

The Treffen junge Szene of the Berliner Festspiele combine the four national contests Theatertreffen der Jugend, Tanztreffen der Jugend, Treffen junge Musik-Szene and Treffen junger Autor*innen, which are organized by the Berliner Festspiele. The Treffen offer young artists a platform to present their work and points of view to the public, but above all they provide a space for exchange among themselves. Central to the selection of artists and productions by the respective juries of experts is their independence: the search is for the language, artistic expression, positions and attitudes of the young artists themselves. Much more than a competition, the respective meeting offers professional impulses and is an offer for further development, for self-reflection of the participants and their creativity. The Treffen junge Szene attaches great importance to making the selection and the program of the festivals diverse and without exclusion mechanisms, in order to enable equal participation of all award winners.

Cooperation with schools and colleges

Our festivals have a long-standing tradition of cooperating with departments of theatre studies and musicology at several universities. Discursive formats and creative programmes that encourage participants’ own compositions and productions are part of these cooperation projects, such as Open Campus or QuerKlang, for example. We are looking forward to hearing young voices and opinions on all of our activities!