The story behind our network
The idea to found a German association for street theatre / theatre in public spaces was decided in 2005 during the “1st International Street Art Conference” in Mainz. Organised by “Theatre Titanick” German and European artists and producers gathered to exchange ideas and reflect upon the defining characteristics of the genre. The impulses created during this meeting resulted in the formation of the association in 2006.
Twenty founding members signed the statute of “Theatre in Public Spaces” in the city of Frankfurt am Main in the workspace of “Antagon TheaterAKTion”. Since then our membership has steadily grown. We now consist of over 90 members.
The National Association of Theatre in Public Spaces e. V. understands itself to be a mouthpiece for artists and organisations, and reference-point for politics, commerce and science. It aims to give the genre a face and establish the artistic and professional recognition that theatre in public spaces enjoys in other parts of Europe.