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Blickfelder Festival



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Application productions:

We will be accepting applications again from autumn 2024.

Festival team:

Andrea Kohler / Finances & Production /
Marcel Hörler / Communication & Media /
Tanja Stauffer / Programme /
Theresa Künz / Administration & Programme /


Blickfelder Festival
Schiffbaustrasse 9C
CH-8005 Zürich

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About Us

Blickfelder Festival presents international theatre and dance productions for a young audience and realises projects between local schools and cultural practitioners. Every other year, Blickfelder Festival occupies a public space in the city of Zurich through a diverse cultural program and opportunities for participation. From 1992 until 2020 the department of School+Culture Zürich was responsible for the festival organization. Since then the association Festival für ein junges Publikum Zürich has taken over the lead in planning and executing festival.


Co-Direction Festival:

Andrea Kohler, Marcel Hörler, Tanja Stauffer

Festival Office:

Theresa Künz

International Dance/Theatre Programme:

Frederike Dengler, Georg Biedermann, Eveline Eberhard, Tanja Stauffer, Theresa Künz

Projects with Schools

Andrea Kohler, Marcel Hörler, Nico Grüninger, Noémie Blumenthal, Sabina Reich, Silvia Hildebrand

Technical Direction:

Tobias Müller

Board of Directors Association Festival for a Young Audience Zurich:

Andreas Peter, Danielle Isler, Laura Leupi, Monika Gysel, Manuela Runge, Parul Chhaparia


Jakob Lienhard, Lydia Perrot


Jonas Huber [MODEM]

Festival team: Theresa Künz, Tanja Stauffer, Marcel Hörler, Andrea Kohler (from left to right), Photo: Kush Memeti
Board: Parul Chhaparia, Monika Gysel, Laura Leupi, Danielle Isler, Manuela Runge, Andi Peter (from left to right), Photo: Kush Memeti
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This manifesto explains our values and intentions and acts as the basis of the Blickfelder Festival.



We understand the world as sensual and meaningful. We promote the arts and their presence from childhood to adolescence. We unite diverse art forms and create a platform for productions with relevance to current events.


We want to organize ourselves in such a way that people in different life situations and realities can participate in our festival. We confront our own ways of thinking and organizational structures and break down barriers of accessibility.


We connect cultural professionals with cultural businesses and schools. We are constantly looking for new partnerships and forms of collaboration. To further develop the festival, we involve external people in these processes.


We take care to use resources sparingly and set long-term goals. We ensure fair working conditions, social benefits, transparent wages, and take care of each other.


We enable spaces for experiences. Projects with participatory, artistic approaches between cultural practictioners and school classes characterize our festival.



Funding (festival)

Funding (productions)



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Festival venues:

Aula Rämibühl, Casino Aussersihl, Depot Hardturm, Dynamo, Fabriktheater, FCZ Museum, Gessnerallee, GZ Buchegg, Zurich Main Station, Haus Konstruktiv, Landesmuseum Zurich, Lauter, Manifesta 11, Marktplatz Oerlikon, Moods, Museum Bellerive, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Kanzlei Turnhalle, Kitz Junges Theater Zürich, Kunsthaus Zürich, Kunsthalle Zürich, Landesmuseum Zürich, Lauter, Lindenplatz Oerlikon, Opernhaus Zürich, Pfingstweidbrache, Rote Fabrik, Schauspiel Akademie Theater, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Schauspielhauskeller, Schiff Etzel, Stadionbrache Hardturm, Tanzhaus Zürich, Theater am Hechtplatz, Theater der Künste, Theater Neumarkt, Theater PurPur, Theater Rigiblick, Theater Stadelhofen, Theater Stok, Theater Westend, Theater Winkelwiese, Tonhalle Zürich, Verein Kulturweid, Volkshaus Zürich, Zeughaus 3+5, ZHdK, Zürcher Puppentheater, ZVV




Verein Festival für ein junges Publikum Zürich

Editorial office:

Marcel Hörler, Tanja Stauffer, Frederike Dengler, Andrea Kohler

Translations English:

Hannah Gottschalk


Jakob Lienhard, Lydia Perrot

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The operator of the website (hereinafter referred to as the "Blickfelder website") is the Verein Festival für ein junges Publikum Zürich (hereinafter referred to as "Blickfelder"). Data protection is important to Blickfelder. Blickfelder complies with the applicable data protection laws and regulations. This data protection declaration describes how Blickfelder handles personal data and, in particular, which personal data of the visitor to the Blickfelder website (hereinafter referred to as "user") is processed by Blickfelder and the purposes for which this data is processed. It also describes how collected personal data can be checked, corrected or deleted. This data protection declaration does not extend to any external links that lead to third-party offers. For these offers, the data protection provisions of the respective provider apply.

Personal data

Blickfelder respects the privacy of the user and will not collect any personal data (such as name, address, e-mail address), unless this data is: voluntarily provided by the user (in particular first name, last name, address, mobile number, e-mail address or VAT number); or automatically collected by cookies.

Use of personal data

Data provided by the user to Blickfelder may be used by Blickfelder as follows:

  • To create a user account and to otherwise fulfil contractual obligations;
    For marketing purposes, i.e. in particular to better understand the user's needs and to improve Blickfelder' services;
  • To conduct business with the user. For this purpose, Blickfelder may also send the data provided to it by the user to sales and cooperation partners of Blickfelder in Switzerland and abroad. Further persons do not get knowledge of the personal data. Access to personal data is limited to those employees and sales and cooperation partners who need to know this data. The persons and companies concerned are obliged to maintain confidentiality and to comply with the applicable data protection laws. Blickfelder will not sell personal data to third parties or market it in any other way.
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When the user visits the Blickfelder website, information may be stored automatically on his or her computer. This is done in the form of so-called "cookies" or a similar file that helps Blickfelder in various ways, for example to learn about the preferences of visitors to the Blickfelder website and to improve the Blickfelder website.

Most browsers allow you to delete cookies, prevent their installation or generate a warning before a cookie is installed. The user can obtain further information in this regard from the browser instructions. Blickfelder will use automatically stored information for statistical purposes only and in particular will not associate it with any personal data that may have been provided to Blickfelder.

Web analysis services

In order to evaluate the use of the website, Blickfelder uses web analytics services provided by third parties, to which personal data may also be transmitted in the course of using these services. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website (including the user's IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate the user's IP address with any other data held by Google. Users may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on their browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Blickfelder platform. By using the Blickfelder platform, users consent to the processing of data about them by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Security measures

Blickfelder provides security measures to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information and personal data. The user is aware that transmissions on the Internet are not secure. As soon as Blickfelder has received the transmitted information, it secures it in its systems in an appropriate manner.

Rights of the user

The user can demand at any time that Blickfelder sends him a copy of the personal data concerning him or informs him about the use of these data. Furthermore, Blickfelder will correct or delete this data at the user's request at any time. The user can contact the office responsible for this as follows:

Verein Festival für ein junges Publikum Zürich

In the case of such requests, Blickfelder is obliged to verify the identity of the user. Requests can therefore only be processed if they are accompanied by suitable proof of identity (copy of identity card or similar).

Adaptation of the data protection declaration

Blickfelder reserves the right to amend this data protection declaration at any time within the framework of legal requirements.

Calling up the data protection declaration

The user can call up, download, save or print out this data protection declaration at any time.

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