Wednesday, June 9th, 5:00 pm CEST

with speeches by Parliamentary State Secretary Klaus Kaiser (Ministry of Culture and Science, Land of North Rhine-Westphalia), the Lord Mayor of the City of Hamm, Marc Herter, and Chairwoman of the Supporters’ Club of HELIOS Theater, Dr. Mirjam Springer.


The opening is still online on youtube. It was held in german.


Once the festival was opened, the festival productions were be released. They were be available online from Wednesday, June 9th, at 6:00 pm to Wednesday, June 23rd, midnight.


Saturday, June 12th, 8:00 pm CEST

This year, it is unfortunately not possible to gather for a casual chat after the performances. In order to incorporate this aspect of “hellwach” into the digital edition, we are organising an international online party on the Saturday of the festival, with music, dance, and more or less creative spaces for conversations and exchange. We look forward to everyone joining us!


Participation is free.