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euro-scene Leipzig - Festival of contemporary European theatre and dance

Festival of Contemporary European theatre and dance

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The Leipzig euro-scene festival was founded in 1991 and takes place every November. It draws experimental theatre and innovate dance from all of Europe to Leipzig, and is one of the city's cultural highlights. The Leipzig euro-scene is the only contemporary theatre and modern dance festival in the new Federal States, and is among the most important of its kind in Europe.

euro-scene Leipzig shows the latest developments in the European dance and theatre scene and annually presents around 10 different guest performances with a total of around 25 performances across approx. 8 different venues. These venues include the stages of the Schauspielhaus theatre, the Leipzig Opera and the independent scene, as well as unusual locations for guests to discover. The festival takes place over 6 days (Tuesday to Sunday). The programme is developed by festival director Ann-Elisabeth Wolff in cooperation with the artistic committee.

In addition to Leipzig residents, more and more spectators are coming from the surrounding area, other German cities and abroad. In addition, the festival is a fixed point of contact for national and international experts.

Important criteria for the selection of artists are: high professionalism, international quality, innovation, extremely individual artistic manuscripts, and the courage to experiment aesthetically. The euro-scene Leipzig tracks new trends and is dedicated to showing current and socially committed topics, while acting as a hub between Western and Eastern Europe, crossing genre boundaries. Above all, the productions should touch people, excite them, but also stir them up, providing food for thought and material for discussion.


location euro-scene Leipzig – Festival of Contemporary European Theatre and Dance
Gottschedstraße 16
phone +49-341-980 02 84
fax +49-341-980 48 60
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Ann Elisabeth Wolff, Festival Director


LEIPZIG CARD / LEIPZIG REGIO CARD: You get a 10 % discount on the valid ticket price of the festival events (only in advance sale at the festival box office at the Englandladen, Gottschedstraße 12, 04109 Leipzig, euro-scene Leipzig; except for festival passes and ticket packages)