Treffen junge Szene

Music: Sonnenkind with „Abandoned“, © Berliner Festspiele / Treffen junge Szene

The Treffen junge Szene of the Berliner Festspiele combine the four national contests, Theatertreffen der Jugend, Tanztreffen der Jugend, Treffen junger Autor*innen and Treffen junge Musikszene, which are funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Theatertreffen der Jugend

1 to 8 June 2024

95 ensembles from all over Germany have submitted their productions for the 45th Theatertreffen der Jugend. The applicants come from all 16 federal states and have developed their productions in schools, youth cultural institutions, municipal and state theatres, community theatres and independent theatre groups and venues.
The selection for the Theatertreffen der Jugend 2024 has been made.

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Tanztreffen der Jugend

21 to 27 September 2024

The jury is currently in the screening phase. The shortlist will be announced on 30 April.

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Treffen junger Autor*innen

21 to 25 November 2024

You like to write poems, plays, short stories, slam poetry or experiment with language?
Do you want to present your texts to an audience at a reading in Berlin?
Would you like to meet other young authors, exchange ideas with professionals, and try out writing workshops?

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Treffen junge Musikszene

28 November to 3 December 2024

Do you write or produce your own songs? Would you like to play a concert in Berlin? Would you like to get to know other young musicians and try out your skills in workshops with professionals?

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Treffen junge Szene

The Treffen junge Szene hosted by Berliner Festspiele are aimed at young artists between the ages of 11 and 21 who are active in the fields of theatre, dance, music and literature. The meetings of the winners of the previous national contests in Berlin present the artistic work of the young generation are an opportunity for the exchange of ideas, for development and for self-reflection.

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The Treffen junge Szene of the Berliner Festspiele comprise four national contests, which are funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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22 March to 21 July 2024

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