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euro-scene Leipzig

Festival of Contemporary European Theatre and Dance

Schauspieler Nikolaus Habjan führt das Figurentheater F- ZAWREL bei der euro scene Leipzig auf, Kultur in Leipzig, Bühnen, Leipziger Festivalherbst
Nikolaus Habjan, Vienna, in his solo “F. Zawrel – erbbiologisch und sozial minderwertig” (“F. Zawrel – genetically and socially inferior”), Figure theatre, Guest performance within euro-scene Leipzig 2020 at Schauspielhaus (Photo: Barbara Pálffy, Vienna)

The festival euro-scene Leipzig was founded in 1991 and takes place each November. It brings experimental theatre and innovative dance throughout Europe to Leipzig and belongs to the cultural highlights of the city. The euro-scene Leipzig is the only festival of contemporary European theatre and modern dance in the five new German states and belongs to the most-important festivals of its kind in Europe.

euro-scene Leipzig presents the latest developments in the European dance and theatre scene and annually presents around 12 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). From 1993-2020 the programming lay in the hands of Festival Director Ann-Elisabeth Wolff in collaboration with the Artistic Advisory Council. From 2021 on Christian Watty will take over the directorship of euro-scene Leipzig.

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.


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Gottschedstraße 16
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Ann-Elisabeth Wolff, Festival Director


LEIPZIG CARD / LEIPZIG REGIO CARD: Discount of 10% on the valid ticket price of each of the festival events (only in advance at the offical ticket office for the euro-scene Leipzig festival at the Englandladen, Gottschedstraße 12, 04109 Leipzig, excluding festival passes and card packages)