kulturbüro and the city of Holzminden are organising the 16th edition of the ‘International Street Theatre Festival’ which will take place from 21 to 23 May 2021. Situated in the north of Germany near Hannover, the charming city of Holzminden hosted this festival for the first time in 1991. Since then the festival has taken place every two years. As the founder of the festival, kulturbüro will be in charge of its conception, organisation and realisation in cooperation with the city of Holzminden.
During recent years, the International Festival Holzminden has become more and more popular, attracting actors, directors, organisers and programmers from all over the world. Numerous productions celebrated their premiere in Holzminden and gained international reputation through this. The last ten festivals were visited by over 700,000 people in total, enjoying 270 productions of 200 street theatre companies so far.
Any professional theatre groups may send in their applications. The production must be intended to be played exclusively in public open air spaces and must also be played there. The artistic range includes street and park performances as well as walking acts, theatrical animations and parades, small in size as well as technically elaborated open air productions. There can be theatrical productions in the field of visual and performing arts, performance, dance-theatre, physical and mask theatre and new circus that are played in the open air.
The organiser pays for the expenses of the performances (artistic fee, travel costs, hotel, catering and the required technical equipment at the performance place).