About the 10 Productions

Each year, 10 remarkable productions are selected by a jury of critics from among around 450 shows within the German-language region and the viewing period.

Each May, they are presented at Haus der Berliner Festspiele and other venues throughout the city, depending on the individual productions’ staging requirements. Ever since the Theatertreffen’s foundation – when it was still known as “Berliner Theaterwettbewerb (Berlin Theatre Competition)” – these ten productions have been the festival’s core. An invitation to the Theatertreffen brings national recognition to the respective production teams – and often a boost to their careers. With its 2020 festival edition, the Theatertreffen introduced a female quota of at least 50 percent in the position of directors for the 10 remarkable productions. This rule will be observed up to and including the year 2024.

The laced floor of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele with several curtains, photographed from below

The 10 Remarkable Productions 2023

On 26 January, the Theatertreffen’s jury of critics announced their selection of 10 remarkable productions for the 2023 Theatertreffen at a press conference. Our congratulations go to the nominated production teams and all participants!

Zu den 10 bemerkenswerten Inszenierungen 2023

Selection period for the 2023 Theatertreffen

Productions that premiered between 29 January 2022 and 20 January 2023 were eligible for consideration by the jury for the 2023 Theatertreffen

Rules of Procedure

The conditions of the selection of ten productions to be invited are regulated by the rules of procedure.