About Theatertreffen


4 – 21 May 2018

Every year in May, the most important German theatre festival convenes theatre makers, journalists and guests from around the globe in Berlin. At the Theatertreffen’s core are the ten “most remarkable productions”, which are selected every year by an independent jury of critics from around 400 productions in the German-language region. Besides this selection of ten, the festival is structured in the following programmes and overarching formats:

The Stückemarkt is the oldest supporting initiative for contemporary drama in the German-language region and it invites theatre makers from across Europe to apply for participation with their new plays or already completed theatre projects. The international guest performance platform Shifting Perspectives opens perspectives that reach beyond the borders of Europe, reflecting a broad spectrum of current social topics and aesthetic positions. The festival is flanked by the overarching discourse programme TT Context. The International Forum is a two-week supporting programme for theatre makers from all parts of the world. And on www.theatertreffen-blog.de, emerging cultural journalists will review the Theatertreffen and bring transparency to the festival’s daily routines.

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.