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.


National Contests

Our four National Contests (Theatertreffen der Jugend, Tanztreffen der Jugend, Treffen junge Musik-Szene and Treffen junger Autor*innen) provide a platform where young artists can exchange ideas and experiences. One main aim is to support their autonomy: We are interested in the young people’s own language, artistic expression, points of view and attitudes. More than a contest, the meetings are an opportunity for our young participants to develop and reflect on their creativity and themselves. The National Contests place great importance on diversity and inclusion for the programme, in order to enable an equal participation of all prize 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!