Object Theatre Workshop

with Tristan Vogt / Thalias Kompagnons
for 16 year-olds and older | Duration: 2 x 180 min | in German
Saturday, 24 September 2022, 2 - 5 p.m. | Kleine Synagoge (Part 1)
Sunday, 25. September 2022, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Kleine Synagoge (Part 2)

A brief introduction to object theatre with Tristan Vogt
(Thalias Kompagnons, Nuremberg).

With simple playful exercises, we want to explore the magical world of things in this small workshop: What does an object “feel”, what is its problem, what does it dream about? How can we “animate” things in the theatre and invent short stories with them?

Please bring 3 mysterious objects / materials / lost-and-found objects and 1 immobile (toy)figure!

Expenses: 50 € for both days
Max. 12 attendants

After Show Talks

Selected performances are followed by After Show Talks with the audience:

"When I Put on Your Glove" (Sandglass Theater | USA)
Thursday, 22 September 2022, 10 a.m. Theater Waidspeicher

"Something softens" (TJP Strasbourg | France)
Friday, 23 September 2022, 6 p.m., Jugendtheater Die Schotte
Friday, 23 September 2022, 9 p.m., Jugendtheater Die Schotte
Saturday, 24 September 2022, 11 a.m., Jugendtheater Die Schotte

"The Day my Father became a Bush"
(Theater Waidspeicher | Germany)
Saturday, 24 September 2022, 2 p.m., Theater Waidspeicher, Kabarettsaal

"Atlas of Remote Islands" (Theater Waidspeicher | Germany)
Saturday, 24 September 2022, 6 p.m., Theater Waidspeicher, Puppentheatersaal

Workshop Exhibition "Beasts and Birds"

Animals of all kinds – dogs and cats, crocodiles and birds, insects and spiders – but also dragons and other mythical creatures appear in many stories. Often, they are secondary characters as friends and companions of humans, but they can also be frightening foes. There are numerous stories in which animals can speak or people are turned into animals. Puppet theatre in its many visual aspects is particularly well suited for their representation. In its foyer, Theater Waidspeicher presents a collection of animal characters that have appeared on the Waidspeicher stage since 1979. They bear witness to the diversity of the styles of their creators and makers, who have worked for Theater Waidspeicher over more than four decades.

The workshop exhibition is open daily during the festival. Admission is free.

Festival Café Roter Elephant

Café Roter Elephant is our meeting place for artists and guests from all over the world. It is situated about 150 m away from Theater Waidspeicher at Allerheiligenstraße 4. You can sit inside and outside. The café offers as a range of meals and snacks to suit most appetites. We hope you have a pleasant time and many interesting discussions at Café Roter Elephant.

Opening times: Mondays till Fridays from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.


Visit to our in-house-workshop

for 8 year-olds and older | Duration: 30 min | in German and English
Sunday, 25 September 2022, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

On Sunday, 25th September 2022, we open our in-house workshop to interested festival guests. You can visit the place, where the majority of our puppets, scenery, props and costumes are designed and created, and gain insight into our upcoming productions.

Free admission tickets, 12 visitors maximum

Meeting Point: Foyer Theater Waidspeicher