12 h Open Space
Long Night of Berlin's Free Puppet and Figure Theatres
At the end of each season, we open all of our rooms for a long night of diversity in puppet, figure and object theatre in Berlin: 12 hours of productions, scenic experiments, puppet comedy, video art, installations and walk acts.
The rules of the game
The call for applications always takes place at the beginning of the year. Anyone with works of a maximum length of 45 minutes, in which puppets, figures, objects or animation forms of new media are used, can register. There is no curation. The winner of the audience award of “12 h Open Space” from the previous year randomly selects participants from among all the applications received during the registration period.
The winners of the audience awards (one for the children and one for the evening programme) will each receive two performance dates in the coming Schaubude theatre season as well as free tickets for all performances of the next international festival “Theater der Dinge.“
In the 2019/2020 season, “12 h Open Space” unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the pandemic-related temporary closure of our theatre.