About the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen

The KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen in Hanover is an annual international and interdisciplinary festival in which music plays a central role. For the 15th edition of the festival, artistic director Ingo Metzmacher and the dramaturgy have again put together a diverse program that transcends genre boundaries and invites the audience to experience the arts in a unique way. From May 16 until June 02 2024, the KunstFestSpiele will present musical and circus theatre, performances, concerts, dance, theatre, and installations by international artists.

Some of the works on display will be specifically commissioned and developed for the venues of the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen. 

The central festival venues – the Galerie and Orangerie, the Großer Garten and the Arne Jacobsen Foyer – are located in the magnificent setting of the Herrenhausen Gardens. The DHC-Halle in the immediate vicinity of the Herrenhausen Gardens has meanwhile established itself as a new venue. In the KunstFestSpiele's festival centre in the Herrenhausen Gardens, the artists, staff and audience meet in a relaxed atmosphere.

The 15th KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen open on Thu 16.05 with the installation Floating Earth by the British artist Luke Jerram on the Maschteich in front of the Neues Rathaus. Until Sun 02.06 the KunstFestSpiele will present a total of 28 art productions with around 600 invited artists and choral singers on 18 days. A highlight will be Leonard Bernstein's MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher in the HCC Kuppelsaal on Sun May 26. Advance booking for all events in 2024 has opened.


See our festival trailer showing voices and impressions of the 14th KunstFestSpiele edition: