Impulse Theater Festival

Cologne, Düsseldorf, Mülheim an der Ruhr

Save the date: 4–14 June 2020


studiobühneköln, Cologne

Outstanding and challenging productions from the past season can be seen at various different venues in Cologne in co-operation with studiobühneköln. The SHOWCASE demonstrates what makes independent theatre unique in a wide range of different theatrical forms — including many new discoveries.


In this third edition participants from theory and practice will once again come together to consider key questions for the production and aesthetics of independent theatre and its place in society. On the first weekend of the festival, audiences are invited to explore a living archive of 30 years of Impulse and to examine the history of independent theatre. In discussions and workshops on the second weekend of the festival, we will address the issue of class and attempt to create an awareness of this category which has often been neglected in independent theatre.

Mülheim an der Ruhr

The CITY PROJECT is presented in co-operation with Ringlokschuppen Ruhr and the nationwide initiative Eigentum verpflichtet e.V. Together with civil society in the city of Mülheim, the group of artists Club Real will develop a project on the ever-widening division between rich and poor.