Jonge Harten theatre festival

Jonge Harten is an international theatre festival which opens the doors of Groningen’s best stages and theatres to young, talented and extraordinary creators. The festival has been surprising its visitors with brave and forceful performances for 20 years.

Actors do not only perform for Jonge Harten visitors. They speak, shout, move, dance, fall, and perform tricks, while some simply demonstrate the art of remaining absolutely still and silent. The actors find a way to connect with the audience while questioning and challenging their thinking. Jonge Harten fills nine November days with a truly magical spirit. Shows, backstage tours, and after talks in the theatres; life music, movies, and exciting debates in the Festival Heart; installations, pop-up actions, and many more undiscovered forms of art can be found all around the city of Groningen!

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