Eligible for applications are theatre groups consisting of young people of school age or in training.

Dates for the Theatertreffen der Jugend 2020

Applications for Theatertreffen der Jugend 2020 are no longer possible.

Call for applications from October 2019
Deadline for applications 31 January 2020
Live viewing period 1 to 26 March 2020
Announcement of the final selection 30 March 2020

Application flyer PDF, 380 KB


Applications have to be made via our new Application Portal (in German only).

After you registration you can provide all the necessary details for your application.

You can also upload the following application material:

  • A video recording of the production (a complete run-through of the production or a rehearsal)
  • Notes on the recording (What does it show, what doesn’t it show? Is it the premiere, which performance, a rehearsal etc.
  • Information about the company and also on the terms and conditions under which it may perform
  • Explanation and notes on the production, used material, flyer, press articles
  • (Planned) performance dates / run-throughs during the viewing period 1 to 26 March 2020.

If you have any questions of problems using our new application portal, please contact us by phone under +49 30 254 89 213.


An independent jury will select the productions to be invited to Berlin for the national Theatertreffen der Jugend on the basis of the applications. The selection process is expected to be completed by the beginning of April. The jury’s decision is final – there are no legal grounds for appeal.


The theatre groups chosen as the winners of the nationwide Theatertreffen der Jugend contest will be invited with their productions to the Theatertreffen der Jugend in Berlin.

The centrepiece of the meeting is the public performances of the chosen theatre productions. Beyond these, the meeting also offers the chosen companies and invited participants in the specialist conference opportunities for collective practical theatre work, critical discourse about the productions, fora for discussion and much more.


All productions will be recorded during the Theatertreffen der Jugend and can be viewed in the archive of the Deutsches Kinder und Jugendtheaterzentrum der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Frankfurt am Main for study purposes.