Having been held every two years since 2000, the panoptikum festival has become a popular event to explore the wide range of children's theatre both from Europe as well as from Bavaria. It covers many different genres for ages 3 to 12.

panoptikum is an excellent place to meet artists, producers, presenters, programmers, and educators from Germany and abroad and enjoy the hospitable and relaxed festival atmosphere in Nuremberg.

Our viewing phase for the 12th festival is over and we have made our selection and built a schedule. Eleven productions from ten European countries as well as five productions from five Bavarian cities and five productions from the five Nuremberg venues involved will ensure great theater experiences for viewers aged 3 and up.

Anyone who has seen a hundred elementary school children as quiet as a mouse or laughing, but always highly concentrated for one hour following the stage happenings would like to put Panoptikum on the curriculum right away. (Nürnberger Nachrichten)

What is on offer?
Overnight stay in a four-star hotel (including breakfast)
Entrance tickets (also a ticket for public transport for the journey to the venue and back)
Meal vouchers
Opening, receptions, ice skating, banquets
That means: you hardly have to worry about anything anymore - we can only do the organization of your journey for you!

How much does it cost?
The full program (5 nights): € 675 for one person in a single room / € 980 for two people in a double room
A weekend at panoptikum (2 nights): 290 € for one person in a single room / 440 € for two people in a double room
The travel expenses are not included!
Offers for one, three or four nights on request.

How does it work?
Book your festival package easily by email.
Because of Covid-19 we will have considerably fewer spectator seats, so the rule will be: first come, first served!
For more information about the Delegate Packages click here.


panoptikum is organized by Theater Mummpitz, an independent children's theatre based at the Children's Cultural Centre "Kachelbau", where the Nuremberg Children's Museum also offers children's cultural activities. Since Theater Mummpitz was founded in 1980 more than 50 productions have been created for children age of 4 and up. The repertoire currently comprises twelve plays, most of which are mobile. In addition, Theater Mummpitz offers a varied theatre education programme and regularly takes its productions on guest performance and festival tours in Germany and abroad. In 2009 Theater Mummpitz created the Nürnberger Kulturrucksack (Nuremberg Cultural Backpack), a program for children from less privileged Nuremberg districts.

panoptikum was awarded the EFFE label (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) in 2018 as one of "Europe's finest festivals".

Ever traveled through Bavaria and Europe in six days?

Having been held every two years since 2000, the panoptikum festival has become a popular event to explore the wide range of children’s theatre both from Europe as well as from Bavaria. It covers many different genres for ages 3 to 12.

panoptikum is an excellent place to meet artists, producers, presenters, programmers, and educators from Germany and abroad and enjoy the hospitable and relaxed festival atmosphere in Nuremberg.

Our viewing phase for the 12th festival is over and we have made our selection and built a schedule. Eleven productions from ten European countries as well as five productions from five Bavarian cities and five productions from the five Nuremberg venues involved will ensure great theater experiences for viewers aged 3 and up.

Anyone who has seen a hundred elementary school children as quiet as a mouse or laughing, but always highly concentrated for one hour following the stage happenings would like to put Panoptikum on the curriculum right away. (Nürnberger Nachrichten)

Our Delegate Package(s)

What is on offer?
Overnight stay in a four-star hotel (including breakfast)
Entrance tickets (also a ticket for public transport for the journey to the venue and back)
Meal vouchers
Opening, receptions, ice skating, banquets
That means: you hardly have to worry about anything anymore – we can only do the organization of your journey for you!

How much does it cost?
The full program (5 nights): € 675 for one person in a single room / € 980 for two people in a double room
A weekend at panoptikum (2 nights): 290 € for one person in a single room / 440 € for two people in a double room
The travel expenses are not included!
Offers for one, three or four nights on request.

How does it work?
Book your festival package easily by email.
Because of Covid-19 we will have considerably fewer spectator seats, so the rule will be: first come, first served!
For more information about the Delegate Packages click here.


panoptikum is organized by Theater Mummpitz, an independent children’s theatre based at the Children’s Cultural Centre „Kachelbau“, where the Nuremberg Children’s Museum also offers children’s cultural activities. Since Theater Mummpitz was founded in 1980 more than 50 productions have been created for children age of 4 and up. The repertoire currently comprises twelve plays, most of which are mobile. In addition, Theater Mummpitz offers a varied theatre education programme and regularly takes its productions on guest performance and festival tours in Germany and abroad. In 2009 Theater Mummpitz created the Nürnberger Kulturrucksack (Nuremberg Cultural Backpack), a program for children from less privileged Nuremberg districts.

panoptikum was awarded the EFFE label (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) in 2018 as one of „Europe’s finest festivals“.