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Programme 2016 goes online in April

On Wednesday, April 13, we will announce our festival programme 2016, and the Theaterformen advance booking starts. 

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Surtitlers for Festival Theaterformen 2016 in Braunschweig

We are looking for surtitlers for this year's festival taking place in Braunschweig from 9-19 June 2016. No previous experience needed, time will be given to practice beforehand.

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Save the date! Next edition of Festival Theaterformen takes place from 9 to 19 June, 2016 in Braunschweig.

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Festival Finale

Festival Theaterformen celebrated its 25th anniversary in July. A total of 130 events were held during the eleven-day anniversary edition programme that ends today. It was the first Festival under the artistic directorship of Martine Dennewald.

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25 years Theaterformen

Today is the day: We start into the Festival 2015, celebrating our 25th anniversary. With a programme of 130 events, the Festival Theaterformen presents theatre from all over the world including eight German premieres. In addition, it will include fringe events with talks and live-concerts. With just a week to go over half of the tickets have been sold

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Festival Opening with a birthday cake

A Chilean president coaching in Hanover’s Schauspielhaus, two open air concerts with free admission, and a birthday cake – that’s the evening programme of the Theaterformen opening on 2 July.

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Festival tracks through the Theaterformen programme

On the occasion of the Festival’s 25th anniversary, the Theaterformen programme offers about 130 events. With our Festival Tracks, we have assembled nine route recommendations to offer a jump start for the selection of the right pieces.

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Dear Audience!

On the occasion of our 25th anniversary, we have invited theatre productions from all over the world, current pieces by old acquaintances, and since it is the first year of a new director, you can expect to discover many new things.

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Festival Programme is online!

Under the directorship of Martine Dennewald, the festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a diverse programme of 130 contemporary theatre performances and events in Hanover from 2 July to 12 July.

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Surtitle operators for Festival Theaterformen 2015 in Hanover

For this year’s edition of Festival Theaterformen taking place 2 – 12 July, we are looking for surtitle operators for the international theatre performances invited to the Festival. Working experiences with surtitling are not necessarily required because there will be a professional introduction and training beforehand.



Yesterday the application period for THE RECORD has come to an end. We have received many applications which are now being examined by the artists Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone from 600 Highwaymen. We are overwhelmed by the enormous interest and already regret not being able to invite all candidates. We would like to thank all of you for placing your trust in us and are even more excited about presenting the performance in July.


FESTIVAL THEATERFORMEN SEEKS CAST OF 45 for extraordinary theater piece in July 2015 Hannover

For the piece THE RECORD, the American theatre group 600 Highwaymen is looking for 45 participants from Hannover and the region. Everyone from seven years of age is welcome to apply - whether with or without stage experience.


Martine Dennewald is the new Artistic Director of Theaterformen Festival

Martine Dennewald joined Festival Theaterformen as the festival's new Artistic Director in August of this year. With her start in Lower Saxony, the 34-year-old began preparations for the 16th edition of the festival, which will take place from 2 July - 12 July 2015, on the stages of the State Theatres in Hanover and in municipal spaces.

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kalagrafik from Hanover create a new design for Festival Theaterformen

Laura Drechsler and Kai Gläser, natives of the Erzgebirge region, moved to Hanover approximately 14 years ago. They enrolled in Visual Communication, with an emphasis in graphics, at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover in 2006.

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Letter from the 14 presenters of Exhibit B since 2010: We, representatives of the 14 theaters, festivals and arts organizations from South Africa, Scotland, France, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Austria, Holland, Poland and England, which, in the last 4 years, produced, co-produced and presented the art projects Exhibit A /Exhibit B, by South-African artist Brett Bailey, express our concern at the cancellation of the production at the Barbican Centre in London last week.

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Anja Dirks leaves Festival Theaterformen and becomes Artistic Director at Festival Belluard Bollwerk International

Belluard Bollwerk International is an arts festival that, since 1983, takes place every year during ten days and announces the summer in the city of Fribourg, Switzerland. It takes a special position in the Swiss and European festival landscape through its qualitative, pointed program, its scale, unique location and inviting, convivial atmosphere.

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