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Welcome.
This is the holding page of the
2023 festival edition of
Theater der Welt.

Theater der Welt is one of the most important festivals for contemporary theatre and performance in the world. It was founded in 1981 by the German centre of the International Theater Institute (ITI) following the ITI festival Theater der Nationen (1979). Taking place every two to three years in a different German city and running for a period of about two and a half weeks, it presents ground-breaking performances and developments in theatre from all over the world to regional, national and international audiences.

The 2023 edition of the festival will take place in Frankfurt am Main and Offenbach. For the first time in the festival’s history, three equal partners from different fields of cultural work will collaborate as the festival organisers: a repertoire and ensemble theatre, an international production house for independent performing arts and a museum that stands for an innovative understanding of arts, design, fashion and performance.

Schauspiel Frankfurt, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and Museum Angewandte Kunst, representing the three cultural partners, will be jointly responsible for the 2023 Theater der Welt festival. The Amt für Kulturmanagement der Stadt Offenbach (Offenbach Council Office for Cultural Management) will work with the three organisers as an associated partner.

If you are interested in working for the festival, please visit the Apply section of this website.