Städtelabor - 2018 Berlin Performing Arts Festival

The festivals of the independent performing arts community are coming closer together! 

STÄDTELABOR has existed since 2016 as a national networking format for the festivals PAF – Performing Arts Festival (Berlin), Favoriten (Dortmund), Hauptsache Frei (Hamburg), RODEO (München) and 6 tage frei (Stuttgart). 

The LAFT Berlin Performing Arts Festival provides two artists from each region, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg with the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the aesthetics and working methods of over 100 Berlin productions, attend the discussion events in the schedule of programming for visiting industry professionals and benefit from the diverse networking options of the Performing Arts Festival as a festival visitor. 


The Städtelabor participants will explore Berlin’s independent performing arts community on their own, individual festival routes. They will come together as a group while getting to know each other in the shared Städtelabor apartment and attending performances, share their experiences and also enter into an artistic exchange with one another over the course of a joint workshop. 

With a mix of organization and free space, Städtelabor creates space for networking where visions for long-term collaboration arise!