as part of NOW REALLY?

07.12. – 09.12.2023

The FFT nourishes longstanding connections to artists in Düsseldorf, in Germany, and throughout the world. But how does a new work enter the repertoire? The west off and Freischwimmen programmes play an important part in this. west off lends support to new groups from North Rhine-Westphalia just starting out on the independent scene. The network provided by Freischwimmen works in a very similar way – on an international level, and it has been doing that for the past 20 years.



west off & Freischwimmen

Drinks + Talks Talks & Workshops

Any questions? Anything you did not get? Well, this is not what it is about. Whoever did not get their money’s worth, even after this plethora of young performance, can now visit the artists at the bar. We will be bombarding and laughing. Let’s have a drink and talk!


west off receives funding from the Cultural Departments of the Cities of Bonn, Düsseldorf, and Cologne as well as from the Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Freischwimmen receives support from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the “Verbindungen fördern (Fostering Connections)” programme by Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste e.V. (Federal Association for the Independent Performing Arts).