Performing Arts Events in Denmark

Showcases and festivals

Aarhus Festival (Aarhus Festuge)

Annual festival in Aarhus covering all genres, including both top international names and local talent. Theatre, classical and contemporary music, dance, opera, visual arts, local cultural events, sport and popular events.

Bornholm Puppet Festival

A biennial festival that celebrates puppetry for children and adults alike. The theatre festival is located on the Danish island Bornholm.

Bornholm International Street Theatre Festival  

An Annual festival of high quality street theatre Festival. Takes place on the island of Bornholm.

C!CAF  - Copenhagen Circus Arts Festival

Festival in Copenhagen celebrating the best of contemporary circus.

CLICK Festival 

Celebrating arts and science and technology every year the Click Festival presents new works from international and Danish artists exploring new ways of working with performing arts.

CPH Stage

An annual festival in Copenhagen which present the best theatre of the past season. All venues in Copenhagen presents the best performances from almost all Danish theatres.  The festival also caters to a professional international audience through an international track with seminars, showcases and performances in English.

Det Frie Felts Festival  - Festival of independent Theatre 

Every year the best of the independent community is presented through a curated showcase and festival. Every year in January.

DIG – Denmark’s International Street Theatre Festival 

International street theatre presented in 15 cities throughout the country.

DYNAMO New Circus Festival 

Festival of Wonder - Silkeborg International Puppet Theatre Festival

Biennial festival in Silkeborg, Jutland with puppet-, object-, and visual theatre for adults and for children in a cross-cultural and innovative context.


International theatre festival in Aarhus showing theatre, dance, and performance. Takes place every second year.


Biennial urban arts festival in Copenhagen with the aim of creating a Scandinavian platform for dance, performance, installations, media and conceptual art which works in and with the urban space and the urban infrastructure.

PASSAGE - Transnational Street Theatre Festival

The city of Elsinore (Helsingør/DK) presents an annual street theatre festival with recognized artists from all over Europe.

Vildskud - festival for Independent Theatre

An annual platform in Copenhagen that gives young, independent theatre artists the possibility to present their art.


A biennial international dance and performance art festival in Vordingborg. International guest companies – often cantering around a theme. 


Children's theatre festivals


:DANISH+ - Aarhus Performing Arts Festival for Children and Young People

A biennial showcase of professional Danish performing arts for children and young people. The performances are presented in English.

April Festival - Theatre for Young Audiences

The biggest children’s theatre festival in Denmark with international visitors. The festival takes place in different cities every year.

Horsens Theatre Festival - Performing Arts for Young Audiences

Annual festival which functions as a trade show for the children's theatre. 

Spring Festival

International Performing Arts for Children & Youth presents a wide selection of genres within modern performing arts from Denmark and other countries. 

The SWOP Festival

International biennial dance festival for children and young people in Roskilde and other cities in the Western part of Zealand.

Dans baby dans

Interactive dance festival for children ages 0-5

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