Festivalcampus Niedersachsen

Thu 26.05. to Sun 29.05.

For the fifth consecutive year the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen are hosting the Lower Saxony Festival Campus. Fifty students of cultural and theatre studies, performing arts, scenography and composition from five universities in Lower Saxony are coming to Hanover for the festival. They visit the various events, discuss their impressions with the artists and reflect on the performances in seminars and workshops. Thanks to the generous support of the Stiftung Niedersachsen, in 2022 the project can again take place in close cooperation with the Festival Theaterformen, which will take on the host role in Braunschweig in July. And so the students from Hanover, Hildesheim, Braunschweig and Lüneberg are able to experience two festivals up close, sharing their experiences of looking and listening in an artistic exploration and debate that is almost impossible in this form in a university setting. Campus participants are the academics and artists of tomorrow. Lecturers from various fields enable the students to widen their perspectives beyond their particular disciplinary horizon. The performances, seminars and talks with artists at both the KunstFestSpiele and Theaterformen give future culture-makers a space for interchange and critical reflection – the basis for a lively, socially relevant and pioneering artistic and cultural practice.


University Hildesheim: Institute for Media, Theatre and Popular Culture / Braunschweig University of Art / Leuphana University of Lüneburg: Faculty Cultural Studies / Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media: Degree programme Composition / University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover: Degree programme Scenography – Costume – Experimental Design

Concept and realisation Antonia Rohwetter, Philipp Schulte, Ekaterina Trachsel


Funded by Stiftung Niedersachsen.
An initiative of the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen in cooperation with the Festival Theaterformen.