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panoptikum – The European-Bavarian Festival for Children's Theatre
For 12 years already the festival panoptikum has been presenting European and Bavarian children’s theatre with its diverse aesthetics and subject-matter to children and grown-ups from the region as well as to expert visitors.
Since it's beginning panoptikum has been a popular place to meet theatre professionals and festival organizers from Germany and abroad and to enjoy the hospitable and relaxed festival atmosphere in Nuremberg
Information about the performances of the 7th edition 2012 you find here.
The choosing process for the 8th edition which will take place from 4 to 9 February 2014 started.
If you are interested to present your performance in our festival please send us a information and a DVD. Please be aware that we do not accept applications from countries outside of Europe and that we accept only performances for young audiences up to the age of 12 years.
panoptikum is organized by Theater Mummpitz, which is an independent children’s theatre based at the Kachelbau Children’s Cultural Centre, where the Nuremberg Children’s Museum and the municipal KinderKunstRaum also offer children’s cultural activities. Since the theatre was founded in 1980, more than 50 productions have been created for children age of 4 and up. The repertoire currently comprises nine plays, most of which are mobile. In addition, Theater Mummpitz offers a varied theatre education programme and regularly takes its mobile productions on guest performance and festival tours in Germany and abroad. In 2009 Theater Mummpitz created the "Nürnberger KulturRucksack" (Nuremberg Cultural Backpack). This program allows children from unprivileged Nuremberg districts to visit four cultural events (music, fine arts, theatre, dance) and four workshops per school year.