Series + Festivals

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.

19.01. – 22.01.



west off is the qualifying platform for young artists from North Rhine-Westphalia, supported by the production houses Theater im Ballsaal Bonn, FFT Düsseldorf and studiobühneköln. This year west off will be supplemented by Saskia Rudat’s production from the international production platform Freischwimmen. äöü recently took part in the Favoriten Festival with their west off production Aus dem Innenleben eines Staubsaugerbeutels.