PAF University Day

1st University Day of the Performing Arts Festival Berlin (PAF) for students of all disciplines

1st University Day of the Performing Arts Festival Berlin (PAF) for students of all disciplines
Thursday, 26 May, 2022 from 12 noon
Theater unterm Dach, Danziger Straße 101, 10405 Berlin
in German and English
free participation (excluding theatre tickets)

Information on registration and further links to ticket sales are available under the respective programme items.

Performance theatre always sounds like blood and sweat? Like breathtaking surprises according to the chaos principle? Working in the independent scene means long days with nice people on existential themes, but for almost no money? At the university day of the Performing Arts Festival Berlin you can check these prejudices!
On May 26, 2022, students from all universities and faculties are cordially invited to get to know the Performing Arts Festival as a platform for the independent performing arts in Berlin and its makers.

At the Theater unterm Dach in Prenzlauer Berg, the day will start with a get-together especially for students, which will provide space for information and exchange about the independent theatre and dance scene. Afterwards, participants can explore the rest of the day's programme at the festival centre and visit performances from the "programme of the scene" throughout the city together. In the evening, we will end the university day together with a drink in the festival bar at Theater unterm Dach.



12:00 to 1:45 p.m. —  Get-together with PAF Team
Get-together with space for information and exchange: the Performing Arts Festival team introduces itself (in English)Registration is requested by May 25, 2022. Registration information can be found at the end of the program on this page. 

2 to 5:30 p.m. —  Insights into the festival programme:

2 to 4 p.m. —  Workshops

Workshop: Growing together - Saving Resources, Connecting Strengths (in German)
Registration is requested 

Workshop: How to Freie Szene Starting to work in the independent scene (in English)
Please register via email to hochschultag [at] performingarts-festival.deby May 25, 2022

4 to 5:30 p.m. —  Talk
Corona Update #4000 - what's next? A discussion on the funding situation of the independent performing arts for professional audiences & scene
(in German and German Sign Language)

Registration is requested 

from 7 p.m. —  Theatre visits
From over 50 productions of the independent theatre and dance scene we have selected some highlights for you!

*** Attention: Tickets must be purchased in advance ***

Proposal 1: "Burn Out. A theatrical upcycling" by hardt attacks at 8 pm at Theater unterm Dach with post-show discussion (in German)

Directly to the ticket

Proposal 2: "Migraaaants. There are too many of us on this damn boat" by ensembles Ballhaus Prinzenallee at 8 pm in Ballhaus Prinzenallee (in German)
Directly to the ticket

Proposal 3: "physical prospects" by Nora Tormann at 10 pm in the Neuköllner Arkaden car park (no language)
Directly to the ticket

Proposal 4: "How to Kill a Fascist. The Life and Death of Monika Ertl in three solos" by Costa Compagnie at 8 pm at Ballhaus Ost (with English surtitles)
Directly to the ticket

Proposal 5: "Hexploitation" by She She Pop at 8 pm at Hebbel Theater – HAU2 (in German)
Directly to the ticket

from 10 p.m. —  Closing

We will review the day together in the festival bar at Theater unterm Dach
No registration needed.



To participate in the PAF University Day, we need a registration by e-mail with the following information by 25 May, 2022: First name, last name, university, degree programme, semester to: hochschultag [at]
You can register for the entire programme of the PAF University Day or just attend individual programme items. The registration links are listed under each programme item.