About the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen

The KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen is an outstanding festival with music-theatre, performances, dance, concerts and installations. From May 15 to May 30 2021 numerous formats – most of them specially developed for the KunstFestSpiele – can be seen.

Director Ingo Metzmacher has also put together a unique programme for the 12th edition of the popular festival, which sets new artistic accents, overcomes genre boundaries and connects artists and audiences.

The central festival venues – the Galerie and Orangerie, the Großer Garten, the Arne Jacobsen Foyer – are located in the magnificent setting of the Herrenhausen Gardens. In 2021, venues outside the gardens carry the festival into the heart of the city of Hannover, including the Schauspielhaus Hannover or the Großer Sendesaal. In the central festival tent of the KunstFestSpiele, the artists, employees and the audience meet in a relaxed atmosphere.

The highlights of the 2020 festival are the world premiere of „Liberté d’Action“, the new work by the composer, director and musician Heiner Goebbels, with the actor David Bennent, Olivier Messiaen's ode to the wonders of nature "Des Canyons aux Étoiles" with the NDR Radiophilharmonie conducted by Ingo Metzmacher and a boat ride with audio guide by the artist collective YRD.Works along the moat.