Festival centre

Fri 17.05 – Sun 02.06. / daily 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.*

Welcome to our festival centre, right at the entrance to the Herrenhausen Gardens. If the festival has a hub, then it’s here. Artists, audiences, visitors to the gardens, the KunstFestSpiele team, young and old meet in the open tent or on the meadow under the lime tree – which is wonderfully shady during the day and from where the moon illuminates the feestival centre at night.

Food and drink from Frankfurt’s legendary freitagsküche – also vegan and vegetarian –, create the right atmosphere for a short chat and a snack, an intensive discussion over a full meal – or just to relax and chill. Located between the Orangerie, the Galerie and the Arne Jacobsen Foyer, the festival centre is in close proximity to the festival venues.

The festival centre is open during the daytime and before and after the performances. A long table will be set up here for the culinary event series Art & Cuisine and the festival campus' participants as well as the technical and artistic teams will eat and rest here. Last-minute visitors will also find our box office opening 1 hour before the start of the performances. If you have questions or feedback about the festival, performances and installations, this is where you’ll always find a friendly ear. 

We look forward to meeting you!

Mon 20.05 to 10 p.m., Wed 22.05 to 10.30 p.m., Sat 25.05 to 5 p.m., Mon 27.05 to 8 p.m.



freitagsküche is a meeting place and venue that combines cuisine, eating in company and good conversation. Just what a festival needs.

This year freitagsküche are our hosts once again in the KunstFestSpiele festival centre. Here you can get in the mood for the performances and installations in a pleasant atmosphere with freshly prepared food and hot or cold drinks, or round off an evening with a discussion about art and life. The menu is inspiring, individual and short, with ingredients of the highest quality.

Apart from their daily fare, freitagsküche extend an invitation to five unusual culinary evenings in the series Art & Cuisine*, inspired by KunstFestSpiele performances. The menus** were prompted by the themes of the pieces or the artists themselves. At these events you can share your experiences and associations after the show. The artists will join the company in the course of the evening.

A very warm welcome!

* Please remember to bring appropriate clothing for the not-so-warm spring nights after the performances.

** Every meal also has a vegan variation.



Sat 18.05 / 5.30 p.m. Opening & talk
on Nzuko – The Gathering
Open Fire Cooking Flying Buffet
free of charge


Art & Cuisine

Sun 19.05 / after Where is home ***
Festival centre
Open Fire Cooking im Firedome

Sun 26.05 / after A Homage to Anton Plate
Festival centre
A three-course menu in three duets. Every course two of the same

Di 28.05. / after SPAfrica
Festival centre
A subsistence-economy menu with an extractivist dessert

Sa 01.06. / after A Revue
Festival centre
A menu of radical relics

 16 Euros per event (plus charges, no discount available)

*** sold out / possibly remaining tickets at the box office



Access to the festival centre is barrier-free via a ramp, the base is a wooden floor. Accessible toilets for people with disabilities are located at the castle ticket office. See Accessibility for more information.


Partners festival centre


Production management Sarah Reichert