Performing Arts Events in Denmark

Events and Festivals

The Museum of Contemporary Art’s international biennial festival. Established in 2011 and, while the primary focus is on sound and performance art, it also looks toward socially oriented art.


New international theatre festival in Copenhagen.                           

Aarhus Festival
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.

Copenhagen 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.

Festival of European Contemporary Playwrights
Annual theatre festival, curated by the Copenhagen based theatre Husets Teater. Every year the festival presents 8 playwrights from all over Europe.

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.

Biennial International theatre festival in Aarhus showing theatre, dance, and performance.

Junge Hunde
International theatre festival in Aarhus for up-and-coming professional performing artist. The main reason for the festival's existence is to help these artist further towards their artistic goals, and to create contact with a greater audience both nationally and internationally.

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.

New Circus Festival
A biennial festival in Copenhagen with a programme of top international new circus acts defining this new genre, intended as an inspiration for Danish artists.

No Limits - Aalborg Fringe Festival
An opening festival of Nordkraft - a culture space based in Aalborg. The festival will include story telling, circus, film screenings, street artist and musicians.

PASSAGE - Transnational Street Theatre Festival
The cities of Elsinore (Helsingør/DK) and Helsingborg (SE) jointly present 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.

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 West Zealand.

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