The Berlin Performing Arts Festival Presents: PAF CAMPUS May 28 – June 2, 2019

For the fourth time, the Berlin Performing Arts Festival (PAF) will present six days of theater and performance, puppet and music theater, new circus, installation as well as site-specific performance on stages and in unusual locations throughout the entire city. The PAF Campus will take place for the first time in 2019: students and faculty from a variety of Berlin’s universities are invited to discover the festival, it’s schedule of programming and the different performance locations together and for themselves with a specific campus schedule of programming.


Participation is only open to students who are matriculated within the cooperating courses of study at the respective institutions of higher learning. These are: Stage Design and Scenic Space (Technical University of Berlin), General Studies (Berlin University of the Arts), Liberal Arts (Bard College Berlin), Dance, Context and Choreography (Berlin Inter-University Center for Dance) as well as Theater and Dance Studies (Free University of Berlin).

PAF Campus kicks off on May 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm and the participants will then all attend the opening event of the festival. From May 29 - June 1, 2019, each day from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm and then on June 2, 2019 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, seminars, workshops and discussion formats as well as attendance at performances in the evening will provide insight into the working methods, production conditions and aesthetic discourses within Berlin's independent performing arts community.


The work in the seminars and workshops will take place in groups of 15-20 people. In doing so, we will strive to work within an interdisciplinary context in order to stimulate exchanges between students in different course of study and at different institutions of higher learning. The additional events of PAF Campus will be attended jointly by all participants.

The events take place in English and German. Attendance at all PAF Campus events is mandatory for students and a contribution towards expenses of approximately € 30 is required from all participants to cover the cost of theater tickets. The Berlin Performing Arts Festival will provide free lunch to all PAF Campus participants.

Registration for the PAF Campus is only possible via the participating Berlin universities. For the full programme of PAF Campus (including schedule) click here.


Direction PAF Campus: Anka Belz and Ilka Rümke