Children's and Youth Theatre Workshops

In the Children and Youth Theatre Workshops, people from 9 to 23 years of age meet to play theatre together. The participants get to know different aspects of themselves and each other in theatre exercises and experiment with different roles.

They explore theatrical means and narratives and develop their own theatrical moments and scenes which are then presented in performances on stage or in public places.


europefiction – an international artistic youth exchange

Five theatres for young audiences from the Ruhr Area have connected each other with five partner theatres from Hungary, France, UK, Italy and the Netherlands. Young people from 16 to 23 years of age come together in the europefiction groups in their resepctive cities, experiment with different theatre approaches and art forms. The main question is: "Which is the world you want to live in? And what are you willing to do about it?" The europefiction groups from bilateral partner theatres exchange about a common topic and develop theatre performances in a dialogue.

HELIOS Theater works together with Kolibri Theatre from Budapst. The Hungarian young people are students of Ágnes Nemes Nagy School, a high school for performing arts.Theatre and dance are on the daily schedule. The two europefiction groups deal with the topic "solidarity". In the two countries, this term has very different connotations and histories.

For the exchange, the groups will use the big variety of possibilities of digital media. Getting to know each other and sharing material via video messages, WhatsApp and SnapChat, common rehearsals between Hamm and Budapest via Skype... But there will also be meetings of the groups in "real life". In the Easter holidays, the Hamm group will travel to Budapest and visit their partners for the very first time.

The big europefiction summer camp in Gelsenkirchen will host all the ten groups from the six countries: From July 13th to 21st, 2019, all the participants and theatre pedagogues will meet and publicly present the theatre performances they have created.

More information can be found on the project website of the europefiction:

is a cooperation of:

Junges Schauspielhaus Bochum & Theater Rotterdam, KJT Dortmund & La Transplanisphère Paris, Consol Theater Gelsenkirchen & 20 Stories High Liverpool, HELIOS Theater Hamm & Kolibri Theatre Budapest, theaterkohlenpott Herne & La Baracca - Teatro Testoni Ragazzi Bologna.

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