Theater der Welt 2023

June 29 – July 16

Theater of Worlds: This means 18 inspiring summer days with outstanding art – theater, dance, performance, VR and AR experiences – in Frankfurt and Offenbach. In the host venues such as Schauspiel Frankfurt and Künstler:innenhaus Mousonturm, at special venues in Offenbach and beyond, the festival presents international guest performances, exhibitions and more. A specially curated programme at the interface between visual arts and performance is in the making at Museum Angewandte Kunst. A  programme of concerts, parties, participatory projects connects the events. Theater der Welt 2023 places a very special focus on artistic projects with and for young people. In Zoogesellschaftshaus and at other locations, the festival offers a diverse international programme for children, young people and families. We are happy to drop some first names of participating artists here …

Satoko IchiharaApichatpong WeerasethakulSusan KennedyMeiro KoizumiSmall CitizensSamara Hersch

Stay tuned. We’ll keep you informed.


Director of the Festival Theater der Welt Chiaki Soma is looking forward to the upcoming festival edition.

Programme Director’s Note

What does «Theatre of the World» mean and what is the term «incubationism» all about? What role do virtual and augmented reality technologies play in our festival programme and to what extent is the latter likely to expand within the cities of Frankfurt and Offenbach and the digital space? Here, Chiaki Soma provides answers to questions like these.