Series + Festivals

08.06. – 18.06.


The Impulse Theatre Festival has been the most important platform for the independent performing arts in the German-speaking countries for more than 30 years. We will be hosting the SHOWCASE this year, presenting the productions selected by the jury at the FFT and at various other locales throughout Düsseldorf.

30.05. – 04.06.


Paradise– Park–, the Hochschule Düsseldorf (HSD) broadcast van and the FFT invite you to excursions into the Düsseldorf cityscape. Urban redevelopment carries with it a change in the forms of public life, on squares and in public spaces. Starting from the Kö-Bogen II areal, Re-Imagining Public Life explores connections between privatisation and investment, city marketing and design, sustainability and urban development.

23.05. – 25.05.
Ein Mädchen mit Handy in der Hand von oben fotografiert. Das Bild hat einen Glitch.

ON/LIVE 2023

Games, Encounters, Digital Culture

ON/LIVE has been negotiating current questions of digital life since 2016 – issues such as net accessibility, media literacy, or gamification. This year’s edition is mainly dedicated to playful forms of gathering. In 2020 and 2021, ON/LIVE happened purely in the digital realm.

19.04. – 01.07.


Festival for Pleasure, Solidarity & Healing

Re_Generation is a festival for pleasure, solidarity & healing. International artists, activists, and scientists will gather at the FFT for twelve days to introduce and try out practices that answer to a world that is exhausted in so many ways.

23.02. – 28.02.


Performative encounters for a young audience

PLAY FULL is all about performative practices and exploratory approaches in theatre aimed at a young audience. During the compact festival, children, youths, artists, and pedagogues meet. The second edition focusses entirely on ghosts.

08.12. – 10.12.

west off meets Freischwimmen

Junge Theatermacher*innen im FFT

west off ist die qualifizierende Plattform für den künstlerischen Nachwuchs aus NRW, getragen von den Produktionshäusern Theater im Ballsaal Bonn, FFT Düsseldorf und studiobühneköln. Dieses Jahr verknüpft sich west off mit dem internationalen Netzwerk Freischwimmen und zeigt die nächste Generation von Theatermacher*innen.

25.09. – 30.09.

Spielarten 2022

Das Kinder- und Jugendtheaterfestival in NRW

SPIELARTEN Festival will again show the great scope in productions and the range in topics and play forms in independent theatre for a young audience in North Rhine-Westphalia. Classes and families are invited to experience exciting stories, dance, theatre, and new circus for different age groups at the FFT.

06.05. – 28.05.



PLACE INTERNATIONALE is a space for artistic, urban and activist practices that link the memory of past uprisings and the imagination of upcoming ones. Stadtlabor accompanies the FFT’s move to KAP1 at Düsseldorf’s main train station and frames the 2021/22 season.

01.04. – 03.04.

Schwanger werden können

Performances + Lecture

How we think and talk about pregnancy shapes how we live society: Why are being pregnant and being (able to be) pregnant so rarely a topic in philosophy, art and politics? Around the productions „Virtual Wombs“ by Anna Fries and Malu Peeters and „Mater Dolorosa Bleed“ by The Agency we would like to get into conversation about a topic that is omnipresent and yet rarely discussed on the big stage.

27.01. – 30.06.


event series

POLITICS OF INVITATION is a series of events that invites to interventions, performances, concerts and parties in the foyer of the FFT. Together with allied female artists, a different politics of invitation is to be designed and practiced.