Stages for children‘s and youth theatre in Germany

Junges Staatstheater Wiesbaden

© Junges Staatstheater Wiesbaden

  • Children’s and youth theatre section of the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
  • Theatre education sessions for schools and kindergartens
The Junges Staatstheater (JUST) was set up in 1996 and is the fourth section of the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. Six actors and actresses stage five to six premieres each year. JUST’s repertoire comprises 10 to 12 plays for children and young people of all ages. As well as showing well-known material for a young audience, the theatre also produces premieres of contemporary texts, adaptations of fairy tales and mobile plays for classroom performances.

The Junges Staatstheater Wiesbaden has set itself the task of showing high-quality children’s and youth theatre that has a high level of social relevance. Exchange and discussion with the audience is an integral part of its concept. This takes place both through talking with audiences after the show and visiting schools and other institutions. The Junges Staatstheater Wiesbaden also organises theatre projects with socially disadvantaged young people and gives guest performances at other theatres and at festivals.

In addition, JUST organises its own “JUNGE WOCHE” during the International May Festival. In the first week of May each year, this festival within a festival stages international and unusual theatre for a young audience.
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