Stages for children‘s and youth theatre in Germany

Theater an der Parkaue – Junges Staatstheater Berlin

© Theater an der Parkaue – Junges Staatstheater Berlin

  • Children’s theatre
  • Youth theatre
  • Children’s and youth clubs
  • Theatre education sessions for schools
The Theater an der Parkaue was set up in 1950 as the “Theater der Freundschaft”, making it one of Germany’s oldest children’s and youth theatres. With some 90 staff, it is the largest state-run theatre for young people in Germany. Performances take place on three stages, which have a total of more than 600 audience seats. The theatre has been called THEATER AN DER PARKAUE since August 2005, when the theatre was managed by Kay Wuschek. The theatre has gained a good reputation in the national and international children’s and youth theatre scene. It offers theatregoers of all ages a diverse range of aesthetic approaches and subject matter, from spoken theatre and performance art to dance theatre.

Children and young people can make theatre themselves in a number of different drama clubs. Once a year, the winter academy for children and young people takes place, with workshops by well-known artists and performers.

The theatre is a cooperation partner and host of the German children’s and youth theatre meeting “Augenblick mal!“, which is organised by the Children’s and Young People’s Theatre Centre in the Federal Republic of Germany every two years. On behalf of Land Berlin, the Theater an der Parkaue invited submissions to the competition for the Brothers Grimm Prize of Land Berlin 2011, which promotes children’s and youth theatre.
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