For their 14th edition, the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen are pursuing the motto "culture for everyone" more firmly and are actively promoting a culture of participation and accessibility.

As many people as possible should have access to the festival's events and the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen are working on breaking down barriers where they exist. We also recognize that we cannot accommodate all accessibility needs. In order to further break down barriers, we also depend on your feedback. Please contact us at or call us on +49 511 168 33 811. We look forward to your questions and suggestions!

On the detail pages of the productions in the programme we provide individual information about the duration of performances, language and surtitles, the use of special effects (especially strobe lights) and the accessibility of the venues.


Ticket purchase

Tickets for wheelchair-accessible seats are available at the Künstlerhaus ticket office. Admission for an accompanying person is free of charge.

If you require a wheelchair space or have special needs, please contact us by phone on +49 511 168 33 811 or by email at for detailed arrangements.



All venues, with the exceptions of the Arne Jacobsen Foyer, the Gartentheater in the Großer Garten and the temporary venues at the Ihmepark, provide barrier-reduced access. However, due to the unique productions, the requirements and conditions of the individual venues may change depending on the production. We try to describe the conditions as best as possible on the individual pages of the productions in the programme. Assistance dogs are welcome in all venues. In this case, please provide a relevant certificate of this.

If you are unsure or have further questions about accessibility, please contact us by phone on +49 511 168 33 811 or by email at and we will do our best to deliver the best possible experience.

If you need assistance on site, please feel free to contact the ticket office or admission staff.


Kulturschlüssel Niedersachsen

Also, KunstFestSpiele is a cultural donor in the project "Kulturschlüssel Niedersachsen" (Cultural Key for Lower Saxony). Kulturschlüssel is intended to give everyone the opportunity to take part in cultural activities: people who, due to a disability, cannot go to KunstFestSpiele events alone or who would rather enjoy cultural events in a group can contact the Kulturschlüssel project. Kulturschlüssel then conveys company.

The project thrives on the so-called Kulturgenießende (culture connoisseurs), Kulturbegleitende (cultural attendants) and Kulturspendende (cultural donors): Kulturgenießende are people with disabilities who would like an accompanying person to take part in an event. Kulturbegleitende are volunteers who provide support before, during and after the event. Kulturspendende are institutions in the fields of culture, leisure and sport that provide tickets for their offers.

More information on the project: 



Even though we naturally want to invite everyone to all of our events, we have put together a selection of low-barrier-events  to make it easier for you to find your way around. For improved readability via screen reader, you are also welcome to take a look at the event overview on the city of Hanover's official website. While the overview page is in German, English can be selected in the language settings of the respective event detail pages.


Events with low hearing barriers

Justine Emard
Sat 13.05 – Sun 28.05 / 9 – 11 p.m.*
Arne Jacobsen Foyer
* except Mon 15.05, Sat 20.05 and Mon 22.05

MOVEDBYMATTER / Collectif Malunés
Circus theatre
Thu 18.05 / 3 p.m.
Fri 19.05 / 7.30 p.m.
Sat 20.05 / 3 p.m.

Sun 21.05 / 2 and 5.30 p.m.
Großer Garten / Gartentheater



Events with low vision barriers

Barbara Hannigan / JACK Quartet / Stephen Gosling
Works by John Zorn
Sat 13.05 / 7.30 p.m. 1st concert
Sun 14.05 / 7.30 p.m. 2nd concert

Alexej Gerassimez / Omer Klein Trio
Tue 16.05 / 7.30 p.m.

Rolling Stone
Thur 18.05 / 7.30 p.m.
The concert will be preceded by a 15-minute Italian documentary with sound.

Symphonie Nr. 8 Es-Dur
Gustav Mahler / Ingo Metzmacher
Sun 21.05 / 11:00 a.m.
HCC Kuppelsaal

Echoes of Mediterranean
Sun 21.05 / 4.15 and 8 p.m.

Leonidas Kavakos
Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo
Wed 24.05 / 7.30 p.m. 1st concert
Thu 25.05 / 7.30 p.m. 2nd concert

Concerts from the Feinkost Lampe programme

Feinkost Lampe concert
Fri 12.05 / 9 p.m.

Nadia Tehran
Feinkost Lampe concert
Wed 17.05 / 9 p.m.

Yousef Kekhia
Feinkost Lampe concert
Sun 21.05 / 3.15 and 7 p.m.
Großer Garten / Probebühne

Bia Ferreira
Feinkost Lampe concert
Talk and concert
Sun 27.05 / 9 p.m.