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National Contests

The national contests hosted by Berliner Festspiele are aimed at young people between the ages of 11 and 21 who are active in the fields of theatre, dance, music and literature.
About the national contests

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The Berlin-based director, author and culture manager Susanne Chrudina will take up the position of director of Berliner Festspiele’s National Contests. She follows Christina Schulz who, after eleven years with the National Contests, has been appointed to Theater an der Parkaue Berlin as part of a two-person directors’ team from the 2021/22 season.

Theatertreffen der Jugend

28 May – 3 June 2021

For young people who created own productions at school or in theatre groups.

For the Theatertreffen der Jugend 2021, the jury selected eleven ensembles out of 104 applications from 12 German states. We congratulate them very warmly!

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Key visual Theatertreffen der Jugend 2021

Key visual Theatertreffen der Jugend 2021

© Berliner Festspiele, photo: private

Key visual Tanztreffen der Jugend 2021

Key visual Tanztreffen der Jugend 2021

© Berliner Festspiele, photo: Han Nguyen

Tanztreffen der Jugend

17 – 24 September 2021

For young people who tried out contemporary dance as a means of expression in their productions.

Congratulations to the ensembles who were selected by the jury to take part in the 7th Tanztreffen der Jugend from a total of 51 submissions.

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Treffen junger Autor*innen

11 – 15 November 2021

For young people who want to express themselves or something else in their own words, in prose, poetry, drama or in free form.

The 36th Treffen junger Autor*innen will take place from 11 to 15 November 2021. The call for participation will begin in March 2021.

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Key visual Treffen junger Autor*innen 2021

Key visual Treffen junger Autor*innen 2021

© Berliner Festspiele, photo: Cecily Ogunjobi

Key visual Treffen junger Musik-Szene 2021

Key visual Treffen junger Musik-Szene 2021

© Berliner Festspiele, photo: Constanza Vera-Fluixá

Treffen junge Musik-Szene

24 – 29 November 2021

For young people who connect their own texts and their own music in bands, duos or as singer-songwriters.

The 38th Treffen junge Musik-Szene will take place from 24 to 29 November 2021. The call for applications will begin in March 2021.

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Education & Youth Programmes Newsletter

When will the next entry period start for the national contests? What educational projects is the Gropius Bau currently offering? When and where can I take part? You won’t miss a thing any more with our newsletter!
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