Key Visual Theatertreffen 2023

The 10 Remarkable Productions 2024

On 26 January, the Theatertreffen’s jury of critics announced their selection of 10 remarkable productions for the 2024 Theatertreffen at a press conference. Our congratulations go to the nominated production teams and all participants! The programme will be published on 5 April.

The lettering “Theatertreffen” on a purple background in front of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

© Fabian Schellhorn


“Kill your Darlings! Streets of Berladelphia”

By René Pollesch

René Pollesch provided unforgettable moments at the Theatertreffen in 2002 with the invitation to his “Prater-Trilogie” parts 1 to 3 and in 2012 with "Kill your Darlings! Streets of Berladelphia” for unforgettable moments at the Theatertreffen, for which we are deeply grateful. René Pollesch died suddenly and unexpectedly on 26 February at the age of 61.

The 3sat recording of “Kill your Darlings! Streets of Berladelphia” in the framework of 3sat’s “Starke Stücke” is available in our media library until 27 May 2024.

A man with a naked upper body and colourful trousers walks over the backs and shoulders of a group of people.

Kill your Darlings! Streets of Berladelphia

© 3sat

About Theatertreffen

Every year, a jury of critics selects 10 remarkable productions from among 450 productions from the German-language region to be presented in Berlin in May. The 2024 festival edition will feature discussions on aesthetic, social and culture-political issues with and in front of the audience.

A Female Quota of 50 %

With its 2020 festival edition, the Theatertreffen introduced a female quota of at least 50 percent in the direction position for the ten remarkable productions. The jury and the festival’s directors have agreed to extend this rule for another year, up to and including the 2025 festival.

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Nancy Holt: Circles of Light

22 March to 21 July 2024

Over the course of five decades, Nancy Holt explored how we perceive our environment and how we attempt to understand our place on the surface of this planet. From March 2024, the Gropius Bau presents “Circles of Light”, the artist’s most comprehensive survey exhibition in Germany to date. It includes film, video, photography, sound works, concrete poetry, sculptures and expansive installations as well as drawings and documentation from over 25 years.