ARENA... of the young arts
The student-run ARENA Festival has been presenting different types and formats of performance art as well as dance and physical theatre in Erlangen for over 30 years. The festival is organised by the non-profit association ARENA - der jungen Künste e.V.. The management team, consisting of students, works on a purely voluntary basis and carries out the theatre week with the voluntary help of other students.
The festival concept focuses on contemporary, interdisciplinary, multimedia and experimental productions that have developed independently of the institutionalised theatre system and are realised at unconventional venues. During the festival week, the rather unusual and experimental performance venues shape Erlangen's townscape and the regional cultural scene.
For five days in June, artists from all over the world are invited to address the respective festival motto formally and thematically with their projects, thus making a sustainable and productive contribution to the independent theatre scene.