Open Sunday

Following the great success of our 10th-birthday party, also this year we want to give everyone an opportunity to get to know the KunstFestSpiele for free. So on Open Sunday we invite families, children and anyone interested in the arts to spend a day exploring them.


Sun 04.10. — 13:00 until 23:00
Orangerie / Galerie / Arne Jacobsen Foyer / Ehrenhof / Georgengarten / Nordstadt

Price Free admission*


*For the events in the Orangerie, Galerie and Ehrenhof you'll be able to get seat reservations one hour before the start of the event at the venue. For Fountain Scan, you can get tickets at the box office at the festival tent throughout the whole day.


On Open Sunday you can experience outstanding art and inspiring entertainment. It’s the KunstFestSpiele in a nutshell: music, dance, theatre, installations and performances tailor-made for the wonderful venues in Herrenhausen and the public spaces of Nordstadt: boundary-pushing, unforgettable work.

We have invited international artists to take over the festival arena from Nordstadt to the Georgengarten via the Galerie, Orangerie and the festival tent. The Open Sunday programme features the Croatian artist Vlatka Horvat, who invites the audience to read with her, the Spanish dancers of the Cia. Vero Cendoya, who combine dance and football in their own special way, and Claron McFadden, who embarks on a musical and culinary journey through the Mediterranean region in Nightshade: Aubergine. The Suroor-Kollektiv merge East and West in a musical journey through time, and the Top Dog Brass Band marches from the Lutherkirche to the festival centre. Claron McFadden leads you on a musically-culinary journey along the Mediterranean Sea. In no border plants a greenhouse is set in motion, Feinkost Lampe presents Hayden Thorpe in the Festivalzelt and for very young children the Theater o.N. magics a laboratory of sounds and objects. Food is served throughout the day by freitagsküche in the festival tent, with an outdoor barbeque in the evening.
The installation Analemma, by the Japanese artist Yasuhiro Chida, will be open in the Arne Jacobsen Foyer in the evening, and then you can experience one of the absolute highlights of this year’s KunstFestSpiele: the fantastic laser-and-sound installation Fountain Scan, by Robert Henke, at the Great Fountain.

Come and be surprised, and enjoy the spectacle for the whole family.


The complete program

13:00–13:45     Herrenhausen Walk 2020 (Top Dog Brass Band)
14:00-19:00 Eight (Michel van der Aa)
14:00-20:00 Beginnings Marathon (Vlatka Horvat)
14:00-14:45 Schnürchen (Theater o.N., Kinderprogramm)
14:30-15:15 Eine klingende Zeitreise (Suroor-Kollektiv)
14:30-16:30 no border plants (Theater an der Glocksee)
16:30-17:15 Eine klingende Zeitreise (Suroor-Kollektiv)
16:30-17:15 Herrenhausen Walk 2020 (Top Dog Brass Band)
16:30-17:15 Schnürchen (Theater o.N., Kinderprogramm)
17:30-18:30 La Partida (Cia. Vero Cendoya)
18:30-19:15 Eine klingende Zeitreise (Suroor-Kollektiv)
20:00-23:00 Fountain Scan (Robert Henke)
19:00-20:30 Herr Wieland (DJ-Set)
20:30-21:30 Hayden Thorpe
21:00-22:30 Nightshade: Aubergine (Claron McFadden)
21:00-23:00 Analemma (Yasuhiro Chida)
21:30-23:00 Herr Wieland (DJ-Set)