Stages for children‘s and youth theatre in Germany

Theater Mummpitz

© Theater Mummpitz

  • Children’s theatre
  • Theatre education sessions for schools
Theater Mummpitz is an independent children’s theatre based at the Kachelbau Children’s Cultural Centre, where the Nuremberg Children’s Museum and the municipal KinderKunstRaum also offer children’s cultural activities.

In 1980, students and school pupils came together to make theatre at the Kulturladen in Rothenburgerstrasse in Nuremberg. For 30 years, most of those taking part at the beginning have continued to work together as a collective at Theater Mummpitz, taking a grass-roots democratic approach to their work. Since the theatre was founded, more than 50 productions have been created for children from the age of 4. Its repertoire currently comprises ten plays, most of which are mobile.

Since 2000, Theater Mummpitz has organised “panoptikum”, the European-Bavarian children’s theatre festival. Every two years, it presents European and Bavarian children’s theatre with its diverse aesthetics and subject-matter to children and their grown-ups from the region as well as to expert visitors from around the world. Its motto: “Theatre Stories for all the Senses”.

The Theater Mummpitz offers a varied theatre education programme and regularly takes its mobile productions on guest performance and festival tours in Germany and abroad.
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