Europia Building Site


The “Building-Site Europia” offers both younger and older visitors the chance to build together a Europe which embodies their own individual ideas and visions for the future.
What does your European Dream look like?
What makes Europe Europe?
What is your vision of a collective Europe?
What mustn’t we forget?
You have the freedom to let your creativity run wild in the building of Europia. When the building-site is open you are invited to paint, cut and stick together small boxes in whatever form you want. Ready, steady, go! Pick up a “building block” and show us your vision of Europia!


Opening hours (Foyer of Kachelbau)

Tue. 23.01., 20:30-21:30 h

Wed. 24.01., 09:00-11:00 h
Thu. 25.01., 10:00-11:00 and 16:00-17:00 h

Fri. 26.01., 16:00-17:00 h

Sat. 27.01., 15:00-16:00 h

Sun. 28.01., 12:00-13:00 h

Children's Bureau for the Application "European Capital of Culture 2025"


Children take over the City of Nuremberg’s Application Bureau. Their task is to ask about Europe, Nuremberg, capital cities, culture, food culture and visions for life in the year 2025. An image-film will be produced by the Berlin based performance group „hannsjana“, in which the Children’s Bureau will present itself.


During the festival everyone will have the opportunity to visit our “pretend” Application Bureau in the Kachelbau. Tasks will be presented in a fun, playful and often absurd manner. These tasks will also cause us to think about European identity and aid in the joint creation of a manifesto for the European City of Culture. All results will be presented to the official Application Bureau at a public event.  überreicht.


Supported by Kulturstiftung der Sparkasse Nürnberg.

Children as Art Experts


In co-operation with the theatre group of the Michael-Ende-School Nuremberg we asked children their opinion on the international productions invited to the Festival. They were given photos of the productions and, kitted out with ties and bow-ties, they describe what they saw, what they think the pieces are about and what the titles could be. See and hear for yourself what their answers were – a very special slant on the festival programme from a child’s point of view.


The film will be on view at the festival opening, afterwards in the foyer of Kachelbau and online.

panoptikum ist eine Veranstaltung des Theater Mummpitz Nürnberg. panoptikum steht unter der Schirmherrschaft von Dr. Ludwig Spaenle, Bayerischer Staatsminister für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst und wurde mit dem EFFE Label 2017/18 (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) als eines von „Europe’s finest festivals“ ausgezeichnet.