About Theatertreffen


4 – 21 May 2018

Every year in May, Germany’s most important theatre festival brings together theatre-makers, journalists and guests from all over the world in Berlin. The centrepiece of the Theatertreffen is formed by the ten “most notable productions,” which are chosen every year by an independent jury of critics from a possible 400 performances of the season. This summit of German-language theatre is divided into three event sections: the Theatertreffen Camp during the day ties in public and discursive events with visitors from the worlds of culture, politics and commerce, and forges links between theatre and current socio-political subjects (free admission). The central evening events comprise of the performances of the ten selected productions and the guest performances and readings of the Stückemarkt. At night, the Haus der Berliner Festspiele invites you to public discussions, premiere parties and concerts. What’s more, the International Forum and the Theatertreffen-Blog offer young theatre-makers and cultural journalists the opportunity to develop their professional experience.

The Theatertreffen is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

The jury decision was announced on 30 January.
The programme will be published on 6 April.
Advance ticket sales will start on 21 April at 10:00.