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20th international figuren.theater.festival
erlangen nuremberg fürth schwabach
may 19 to 28 2017


The international figuren.theater.festival Erlangen, Nuremberg, Fürth, Schwabach – one of the largest and most important festivals in Europe for contemporary puppet, image and object theatre, acts as the interface between dance, performance art and new media. This year will mark the 20th edition of the festival. So let’s celebrate! 70 companies from 21 countries will present their work in over 130 performances within the metropolitan area from May 19 to 28. The international figuren.theater.festival has taken it upon itself to question popular genre traditions and to foster the artistic encounters of varying branches as well as differing perspectives and ingrained views. At the same time, the biennale holds tight to its origins in the classic puppet, image and object theatre.

Programme information regarding the 20th international figuren.theater.festival can be found under calendar or companies & shows as well as in the flyer and the festival catalogue below. The comprehensive catalogue is available free of charge at all ticket offices in the region, and once the festival is underway you can also find copies at all box offices.

We look forward to welcoming you!

For more information on past festivals from 2001 to 2015 please visit our archive.

  • Leporello – 20th international figuren.theater.festival (German version)
    Size: 1 MB - download file
  • Festival catalogue – 20th international figuren.theater.festival (German version with English summaries)
    Size: 5 MB - download file