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Antigone© Goethe-Institut Hanoi

23. - 24.04.2021, 2 pm. - 10 pm. (Hanoi time)

To fathom the meaning and potential layers of interpretation of ANTIGONE for theater in Vietnam.
Venue | GOETHE-INSTITUT HANOI, 56-58-60 Nguyen-Thai-Hoc-Str, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Participation by invitation

Social Science

Digital society © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Digital society
Internet and society

Lectures and Discussion about the effects of digitization on us and the world around us.

Marx and Religion © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Dialogue on the relevance of Karl Marx
Marx 200

200 years ago (1818), Karl Marx was born in Trier, which then belonged to Prussia. The Goethe Institut Hanoi will mark this anniversary by exploring the life, work, and most importantly, the impact of this multi-faceted personality. Our project will examine the enduring significance of the German philosopher, politician, and economist in modern Vietnamese society and politics.


Onleihe: German Digital Library

Onleihe Read everywhere © Goethe-Institut

Digital library of the Goethe-Institut
ONLEIHE - a convenient way to read and listen to German

Read and listen to German everywhere, every time and absolutely free of charge!
Simply and fast register. Depending on your device, you have various options for accessing and downloading more than 35,000 media for all German levels.

Call for application

VN SFF 2021 Ausschreibung quer © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Application deadline | 10.04.2021
Call for Entries for Science Film Festival 2021

We invite filmmakers, producers, distributors and broadcasters to submit films on the topic through our online application form until April 10, 2021.

Virtuelle Partner-Residenzen Photo: GettyImages

Application deadline | 31.07.2021
Virtual partner residencies

In reaction to the resulting changes in working conditions in the music scene, the Goethe-Institut has created this virtual residency programme with a view to maintaining and reinforcing international exchange and collaboration. Funding for virtual partner residencies is now available to arrange for international musical collaboration projects.



Reconnect © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Connection between Vietnamese and German artists

RECONNECT is about translocal cooperation with meaningful online gatherings, which provide a sense of human connection during the ongoing pandemic.

Manzi exhibition space © Le Phi Long

New space for Art
Manzi Exhibition Space

In cooperation with the Manzi and supported the Goethe-Institut Hanoi, we have created Manzi Exhibition Space - a new space for Vietnamese artists to freely pursue and develop their art.


Artists in Residene

Leipzig international art programme © Goethe-Institut

Pazifik - Leipzig

In collaboration with LIA (Leipzig International Art Programme) the Goethe-Institute offers artists from Southeast Asia a three-month residency at the Art and Culture Centre Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei.


Performance art

Antigone web banner © Goethe-Institut Hanoi


Approaching a piece of world literature.
Sophocles’ ANTIGONE makes audiences from all cultures reflect about human nature and our place in society. In Vietnam, ANTIGONE is reminiscent of the GIRL KIEU ‒ and yet quite different.

HAPPY@HOME ? © Goethe-Institut Hanoi


A theatre project in collaboration with the Youth Theater Vietnam.
4 female writers – 4 theatre pieces – 4 stages.



Science Film Festival - Sustainable Development Goals © Science Film Festival

01.10. - 20.12.2020
Science Film Festival

The Science Film Festival is a celebration of science communication in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America: In cooperation with local partners it promotes science literacy and facilitates awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues through international films with accompanying educational activities.
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, many screenings will only take place virtually or in classrooms.

German Filmfestival 2020 © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

12.09. - 10.10.2020, 8 pm.
German Filmfestival

The Goethe-Institut launched the first German Film Festival in 2010. Since then a flow of selected recent and outstanding films from German cinema has been brought to audiences in Vietnam year by year.


New music 2019 © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

New music

New Music is a respected staple of Vietnam’s cultural life. The Goethe-Institut promotes New Music through master classes and concerts for which we bring in experienced experts from Germany. 



Mein Vietnam © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

My Vietnam

In autumn 2017, the Goethe-Institut Hanoi invited writers in Vietnam to submit short stories which would give German readers an impression of life in Vietnam today.

Reinhard Kleist: Castro Photo (cropping): © Reinhard Kleist: Castro © Carlsen Verlag

Reading promotion
Graphic Novels

Do you like to read but you don't feel very confident in the German language? We have selected a few graphic novels for you, which you can borrow in our library or order via our online loan service. Have fun browsing and reading!