Düsseldorf Festival is a playful and captivating cultural event that takes place each September. It’s renowned for consistently putting on colourful shows featuring both up-and-coming performers as well as long-established preeminent artists. Anyone curious about enthralling theatre, music, new circus and dance in Düsseldorf should note this one down on their social agenda!
An alternative to the usual cultural concert scene
Founded in 1990 as the "Altstadtherbst Kulturfestival", the Düsseldorf Festival was conceived as an alternative to the usual cultural concert scene in the city of Düsseldorf, bringing the new circus or nouveau cirque genre to German audiences for the first time. Since then, the festival has come to prominence both nationally and internationally.
The massive white theatre tent, situated at Burgplatz overlooking the Rhine is the heart of the festival. Additionally, there are multiple smaller satellite venues all across the city, such as churches and shipping containers. This year being very exceptional due to the coronavirus crisis, the organisation team has made sure that there is more space for audience members to enjoy the same quality of music and dance at a safe distance with adequate ventilation.
Audiences can expect to see some cutting-edge performance of everything from circus arts to flamenco and from Portuguese Fado singing to urban dance. Artists include Akram Khan, Hofesh Shechter, Anne Christine de Mey, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, José Montalveau & Dominique Hervieu, Circus Cirkör, Les 7 doigts de la main, Cirque Eloize, Compagnie XY, Mourad Merzouki and more.
Get your tickets Düsseldorf Festival
Get your Düsseldorf Festival tickets - they are available exclusively online. Check out the Düsseldorf Festival website for ticket sales, COVID-19 house rules and directions.