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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

Selection Treffen junge Musik-Szene 2021

The winners of this year’s Treffen junge Musik-Szene 2021 have been announced! From 67 applications, the jurors have selected 12 acts as prize winners. Congratulations!

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Selection Treffen junger Autor*innen 2021

The winners of this year’s Treffen junger Autor*innen have been chosen! From 367 applications, the jurors have selected 20 prize winners. In addition, 20 further applicants will receive a book cheque as a promotional prize for their interesting and promising texts. Congratulations!

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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.

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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.

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Theatertreffen der Jugend

28 May – 3 June 2021

In its digital festival edition, the Theatertreffen der Jugend invited you on a journey into the universe. From the galactic festival centre, the virtual curtain rose on the eleven invited productions and with them a view of the world from the perspective of young theatre makers.

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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

In view of the pandemic situation, this year’s Tanztreffen der Jugend took place as a closed meeting of the award winners in the Schiffbauergasse art and culture quarter in Potsdam, including at the fabrik Potsdam. In the digital festival centre, the audience could experience the selected dance productions in a live stream, take part in the supporting programme and get in touch with the dancers on site.

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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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