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.

For our 12th festival we have selected eleven productions from ten European countries as well as five productions from five Bavarian cities and five productions from the Nuremberg venues involved. We are sure that our programme will ensure great theatre experiences for viewers aged 3 and up.

Access to information

You can find the programme overview in English here and the schedule here.

Our Delegate Package(s)

What is on offer?
Overnight stay in a four-star hotel (including breakfast)
Tickets for all shows (valid at the same time as 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 of course not included!
Offers for one, three or four nights on request.

How does it work?
Book your festival package easily by email.
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.

For our 12th festival we have selected eleven productions from ten European countries as well as five productions from five Bavarian cities and five productions from the Nuremberg venues involved. We are sure that our programme will ensure great theatre experiences for viewers aged 3 and up.

Access to information

You can find the programme overview in English here and the schedule here.

Our Delegate Package(s)

What is on offer?
Overnight stay in a four-star hotel (including breakfast)
Tickets for all shows (valid at the same time as 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 of course not included!
Offers for one, three or four nights on request.

How does it work?
Book your festival package easily by email.
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“.