The application for the Theatertreffen der Jugend 2017 is closed.
Deadline was 31 January 2017.
The jury will announce the selection of the eight productions that are invited to the festival in 2018 in February.

Please note: Different application dates

Dates for the Theatertreffen der Jugend 2018
Applications from June 2017
Deadline 30 November 2017

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

The winners of the contest will be announced in February 2018 and invited to the meeting in Berlin.

Details of Application

  • the application form, filled in and signed
  • one copy of the 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 from 15 January to 8 February 2018.


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.