Ever travelled 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 4+ to 10+. Our festival 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. For our 12th festival we selected eleven productions from nine European countries as well as five productions from five Bavarian cities and five productions from the Nuremberg venues involved.

The 12th festival

The programme overview in English of our 12th festival can be found here. Photos and visitor comments can be found here and the press review here.

Applications for the 2024 festival

The breather is over and we have started with the selection process for our 13th festival, which will take place in February 2024.
We do not have a regulated application procedure, but our principle is that we only invite productions that we have seen live.
Professional theatres from Europe are welcome to send material (basic info on technical conditions, video link and dates when the performance can be seen) on interesting productions from all genres for the age group 4+ to 10+ to the following email address: bewerbung@festival-panoptikum.de.
However, we ask for your understanding that due to the high number of applications we cannot guarantee that we will follow up all recommendations and see all submitted productions live.

About the host

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 comprises about 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 travelled 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 4+ to 10+. Our festival 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. For our 12th festival we selected eleven productions from nine European countries as well as five productions from five Bavarian cities and five productions from the Nuremberg venues involved.

The 12th festival

The programme overview in English of our 12th festival can be found here. Photos and visitor comments can be found here and the press review here.

Applications for the 2024 festival

The breather is over and we have started with the selection process for our 13th festival, which will take place in February 2024.
We do not have a regulated application procedure, but our principle is that we only invite productions that we have seen live.
Professional theatres from Europe are welcome to send material (basic info on technical conditions, video link and dates when the performance can be seen) on interesting productions from all genres for the age group 4+ to 10+ to the following email address: bewerbung@festival-panoptikum.de.
However, we ask for your understanding that due to the high number of applications we cannot guarantee that we will follow up all recommendations and see all submitted productions live.

About the host

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 comprises about 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“.