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Berliner Theatertreffen

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    ÜBERGEWICHT, unwichtig: UNFORM

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    Extra Life

The Berliner Theatertreffen ("Berlin Theatre Encounter") is the most important theatre festival in Germany, reuniting actors, theatre professionals, journalists and guests from all over the world in Berlin

In 2024, the festival will present all forms of theatre, from dance to puppetry, music theatre and theatrical installations for the 61st time. A Theatertreffen camp and evening events as well as guest performances and readings from the Stückemarkt will take place. The ten plays nominated by the jury will be shown.

Discover the Best New Plays

At the heart of the Theatertreffen each year are the ten most remarkable productions, which are selected by an independent jury of critics from around 400 performances of the season.

Productions of the Berliner Theatertreffen 2024

  • Die Hundekot-Attacke. Eine Vorstellung über Finsternis, Schönheit und Vergebung, basierend auf einer wahren Begebenheit. (Theaterhaus Jena)
  • Die Vaterlosen (Münchner Kammerspiele)
  • Extra Life (Co-production with Ruhrtriennale, Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel – Hamburg, Tanzquartier Wien et al.)
  • Laios (Deutsches SchauSpielHaus Hamburg)
  • Macbeth (Schauspielhaus Bochum)
  • Nathan der Weise (Salzburger Festspiele)
  • Riesenhaft in Mittelerde™ (Schauspielhaus Zürich)
  • The Silence (Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz)
  • Übergewicht, unwichtig: Unform (Staatstheater Nürnberg)

Supporting Program

A rich supporting programme complements the showcase of German-language theatre: Discussions with renowned guests from the worlds of culture, politics and business establish links between theatre and current socio-political issues, while award ceremonies, audience discussions, premiere parties and concerts attract theatre fans to the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

Tickets and Advance Booking for the Theatertreffen

The official programme for the Theatertreffen is published in April 2024. Advance ticket sales are also expected to begin in April.

At a Glance

Berliner Theatertreffen 2024
Haus der Berliner Festspiele and other venues in Berlin
2 May 2024
20 May 2024
Admission Fee
From €15 per play

Venue: Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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Schaperstraße 24
10719 Berlin

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Last edited: 30 April 2024