Festival Opening

Even a Journey of a Thousand Miles Must Begin with the First Step (Lao-Tze)
Opening speeches as well as filmic and musical interludes, Laika‘s theatrical contribution “The Passer-by”, followed by buffet – that‘s how our tenth festival panoptikum will get off the starting block.


Tuesday, January 23. at 18 h | Café Mahlzahn im Theater Mummpitz

Book Presentation: ASSITEJ Germany's Yearbook on Theatre for Young Audiences

Children have the right to fully participate in arts and culture, but how and where is this reality? How do arts and education go together in concepts and policies? ASSITEJ Germany’s Yearbook IXYPSILONZETT 2018 presents central results of an empirical study , challenges theatre as a work place, discusses how structures and budgets operate and how artistic practice is reflected. The publication calls for courage to let participation happen.

Editor: Wolfgang Schneider

Wednesday, January 24, 12-12.30 h | Café Mahlzahn im Theater Mummpitz

Loosening-Up! panoptikum on Ice
It‘s cold, the ladies glide round the inner circle, the gentlemen the outer circle, accompanied by music and mulled wine. We recommend wrapping up warmly ... Yes, the tradition is carried on: panoptikum goes ice-skating again and you are invited!

Friday, January 26 | Eisbahn Zirndorf (Transfer from Theater Pfütze at 21 h)

Nuremberg's History - A Guided Tour

Once Hitler had declared Nuremberg the "City of Nazi Party Rallies" in 1933, construction began on monumental buildings for the party's mass meetings on eleven square kilometers (4.25 square miles) in the southeastern part of the city. Even today, the remains of huge structures bear witness to the megalomania of the National Socialist regime.

We offer a guided tour in English.

Saturday, January 27 from 10 to 13 h  (Departure from the hotel)

All's Well That Ends Well - Festival Feast
As we near the end of panoptikum we invite all our participants and guests to a festive dinner and party. With live music of course!

Saturday, January 27 at 20.30 h |  Café Mahlzahn imTheater Mummpitz

Theatre, Jam & Coffee - Brunch
Finally theatre and food come together: enjoy a “second breakfast” – before or after the last performance at the festival centre Café Mahlzahn.

Sunday, January 28. from 10 to 13 h | Café Mahlzahn im Theater Mummpitz

Meeting of ASSITEJ International

ASSITEJ stands for the Association Internationale du Theatre pour l’Enfance et la Jeunesse. The International Association of Theatres for Children and Young People is represented in around 75 countries on all continents. ASSITEJ’s aims are to maintain, develop and support theatre for children and young people.

The sixteen members of the Executive Committee of the International ASSITEJ will convene during the panoptikum Festival. The members come from Argentina, Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Korea, Nigeria, Norway, Russia, South Africa and the USA. In addition to their internal sessions, these colleagues will use this opportunity to watch festival shows and meet up with the German ASSITEJ Executive Committee.

panoptikum ist eine Veranstaltung des Theater Mummpitz Nürnberg. panoptikum steht unter der Schirmherrschaft von Bernd Sibler, Bayerischer Staatsminister für Wissenschaft und Kunst und wurde mit dem EFFE Label (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) als eines von „Europe’s finest festivals“ ausgezeichnet.