11 – 30 September 2024

Düsseldorf Festival!
The Festival for Performing Arts


Portrait des Düsseldorfer Oberbürgermeisters Dr. Stephan Keller

“Once again, festival directors Christiane Oxenfort and Andreas Dahmen and their team have succeeded in organising a festival that inspires and makes you think.”

Dr. Stephan Keller, Lord Mayor City of Düsseldorf (2023)

“The two festival organisers, Christiane Oxenfort and Andreas Dahmen, demonstrated a seismographic feel for forward-looking art forms early on, which we also support as a state. With New Circus and Urban Dance, they have been able to score points with audiences year after year and make the festival an increasingly established fixture in North Rhine-Westphalia.”

Ina Brandes, Minister for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (2023)
Portrait Bürgermeisterin Clara Gerlach

“As an annual event, the Düsseldorf Festival! not only attracts local artists and cultural professionals, but also presents international talent in the fields of theatre, music, dance and visual arts. The festival offers a diverse platform for innovative and contemporary art forms that enrich the city’s cultural landscape.”

Clara Gerlach, Mayor City of Düsseldorf (2023)

We are happy about every donation

Despite great sponsors and long-standing partners, as a non-profit organisation we are dependent on donations.

Would you also like to contribute to the success of the Düsseldorf Festival? Every donation helps us a lot.

Aussicht auf den Rhein vom Düsseldorfer Burgplatz, mit Blick auf das Festivalzelt.

Das Festivaljahr 2024

11.000 Saiten, Klangforum Wien
Die Intendanten des Düsseldorf Festivals Andreas Dahmen und Chrstiane Oxenfort vor einem Sponsoren Banner

In the 34th festival season, we will once again experience international productions, meet old acquaintances and discover exciting new things. Especially at a time when it seems that lightness, carefreeness, curiosity and light-heartedness are not within reach, it is good to devote ourselves to the beautiful things. And we want to share these with you. We can master so much if we stick together. Solidarity, respect and a love of diversity is what unites us – and what influences our programme. We have selected eleven high-calibre international highlights for you.

Artistin Cirkus Cirkör Knitting Peace

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We are looking for talents like you

  • Volunteering

    2.9. - 2.10.2024

    To complete our canteen team, we would be delighted to welcome more volunteers and kitchen enthusiasts who are passionate about bringing our canteen to life for artists and staff.

  • Internship in the stage team (M/F/D)

    20.8. - 5.10.2024
    (can also be shortened in exceptional cases)

    The internship in the stage team (10 people) focuses on event technology - stage, lighting and sound, video and camera technology, as well as setting up and maintaining the infrastructure.

  • Internship in the production team (M/F/D)

    2.9. - 5.10.2024

    The internship in the production team (10 people) is all about smooth processes, forward-looking ideas for solutions and creative design options. The production team supports the completion of the theatre tent in the first few days and lays the foundation for the festival period.