The Children's and Youth Theatre Workshops of HELIOS Theater

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.


“You want to change the world? Just do it!”

This is the motto of the international youth art project europefiction.

Since 2009, HELIOS Theater has been actively involved in the Ruhr's youth art project "pottfiction". After 8 years of exchange between young people in the Ruhr area, the project is officially going international this year, and pottfiction becomes europefiction: Around 140 young people of ten theatres for young audiences – 5 from the Ruhr Area and their international partners from Budapest, Rotterdam, Liverpool and Paris – will dream up the future, make visionary theatre and shape the world through action together.

The young people between 16 and 23 years of age rehearse weekly in their groups. The bilateral partner groups exchange about artistic means and their common topics of the year: Solidarity, Diversity, Crisis, Reason, and Protection. On the big summer camp in the holidays, they present their performances and meet everybody involved in the project.

HELIOS Theater is happy to exchange with Kolibri Theater in Budapest about the topic "Solidarity"!

In 2019, the europefiction summer camp will take place in Gelsenkirchen.

More information about the project and the partner theatres can be found on

europefiction is a cooperation of:
Junges Schauspielhaus Bochum & Theater Rotterdamm, KJT Dortmund & La Transplanisphère Paris, Consol Theater Gelsenkirchen & 20 Stories High Liverpool, HELIOS Theater Hamm & Kolibri Theatre Budapest, theaterkohlenpott Herne & N.N., and Zukunftsakademie NRW.