New European plays for and about young people


    Theatre Cafe Festival, York

    Youth Encounter, Berlin


    Young people from each of the participant countries (Germany, Netherlands, Norway, and the UK) meet in Berlin for a week this summer to develop extracts of four new plays.

    Theatre Cafe 10a

    Theatre Cafe at the Danish Embassy, London


    Theatre Café Festival 2014-15 wraps up in a one-day event focusing on Danish plays and hosted by the Danish Embassy in London.

From the blog

  1. Theatre Cafe Festival, York

    Welcome from Stefan Fischer-Fels and Henrik Adler

    Theatre Cafe has come to Berlin! In GRIPS Podewil on 2nd and 3rd of December is where you’ll find it.

  2. Peder Opstad photo cropped

    Q&A: Peder Opstad, Artistic Director of Grimsborken

    I always look for a good story, and I try to follow my gut feeling: Is this something that would be fun to do? Does it challenge me as an actor? If I were an audience, would I be willing to buy a ticket for this show?

  3. Oystein headshot Predictions cropped

    Welcome from Oystein Brager

    What is it like to be Musa, living his whole life in Germany as a Libanese, suddenly facing deportation because his family is in fact Turkish? What is it like being a 9 year old girl in Lisbon whose father has no work and can't afford to pay their bills anymore?

Featured Texts

    Theatre Cafe Festival, York

    Too Small To Be A Planet

    Adam Barnard
    United Kingdom

    Too Small To Be A Planet was originally written for Company of Angels’ playwriting project for schools, The Commissioners.


    Human Flesh

    Roel Adam

    This Dutch play will be presented at Theatre Cafe Berlin and Frankfurt in a new German translation by Rosemarie Still.

    Theatre Cafe Festival, York

    Beneath The Kindergarden

    Eirik Fauske

    This Norwegian play will be presented at Theatre Cafe Festival Berlin and Frankfurt, in a new German translation by Geesche Wartemann.