Düsseldorf Festival


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Artist flying through scene in stage performance
© Alexandre Galliez
Artists on stage with spotted dress, spotted lighting
© Young Mo Choe
African Burundi musicians with drums in stage performance
© Will Dum

The düsseldorf festival! is a magnificent and vibrant collection of performing arts, most of which takes place in a huge yet surprisingly intimate marquee. The atmosphere has been defined throughout by the delightful founders and their courage to attract new artists to the heart of the Altstadt (old town) of Düsseldorf.

This years highlights include Aria – NoGravity Dance Company, MYOUSIC – Dimitri de Perrot featuring Julian Sartorius, Opus 14 – Kader Attou & Compagnie Accrorap, Y Olé! – José Montalvo, Master Drummers of Burundi, Ahnsim Dance – Eun-Me Ahn and REVERSIBLE – Les 7 doigts de la main. Performances dates in the tab below and many more in the düsseldorf festival! calendar.

The annual festival draws audiences from both near and far. Dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque, music of many genres all form part of a concept that defines itself through experimentation and change year after year.

The festival usually commences mid September and runs for over two weeks. An inspiring selection of national and international artists manage to create spectacular and sophisticated entertainment that touches the soul of audiences. Besides the theatre tent on Burgplaz acts are performed in churches, office buildings, on improvised stages, in industrial buildings and open air.

Growing steadily since 1991 when it whas known as the altstadtherbst (old town autumn) this cultural festival has achieved wide popularity and acclaim across the state, the nation and internationally for its experimental and offbeat performances. The festival is a real feast with new performances creating astonishing results.




Düsseldorf Festival gemeinnützige GmbH

Christiane Oxenfort

Bolkerstrasse 14-16

D 40213 Düsseldorf , NRW


Phone: +49 211 828 2660

Fax: +49 211 828 266 16

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A selection of Impressive stage performances. Many more in the festival timetable.
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