From February 20 – 22, 2019, the five local and regional independent performing arts festivals RODEO (Munich), Hauptsache frei (Hamburg), FAVORITEN (Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia), 6 Tage frei (Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg) and the Berlin Performing Arts Festival will present a selection of highlights from their most recent editions.

Schedule of programming 2019

PAF&friends - Industry Professionals

In Ballhaus Ost, the first edition of PAF&friends will present fascinating positions from Munich, Hamburg and Dortmund that were originally performed within the framework of these respective festivals of the independent performing arts communities. PAF&friends provides insight into the artistic process within different regions of Germany and offers opportunities for discussion and exchange for interested parties and industry professionals.?

Schedule of programming for industry professionals

The Festival of Festivals

PAF&friends is an initiative of the association of regional performing arts festivals, consisting of the Berlin Performing Arts Festival, 6 Tage frei (Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg), Hauptsache Frei (Hamburg), RODEO (Munich), FAVORITE (Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia) and is realized in collaboration with Ballhaus Ost Berlin.

The guest performance from Munich has been possible by the Cultural Administration of the State Capital of Munich. The guest performances from Hamburg have made possible by the Ilse and Dr. Horst Rusch Foundation. The guest performance from North Rhine-Westphalia has been possible by the NRW State Office of the Independent Performing Arts and the NWR Ministry for Culture and Science. The schedule of ancillary programming of PAF&friends has been made possible by the Berlin Performing Arts Festival in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. The Berlin Performing Arts Festival is organized by LAFT – Landsverband freie Darstellende Künste and is funded by the State of Berlin, Senate Department for Culture and Europe.




Reservations can be made by calling 030 440 391 68 (answering machine) or emailing?


Thomas Fabian Eder - Coordination PAF&friends

Clara Debour - Production Management PAF&friends

Telephone: +49 (0)30 303 466 28