Have you always wanted to conquer the stage and slip into other roles? Build new worlds using different shapes and colors? Dance to the most diverse beats and just let your true self out? The children and youth gangs of the Junges Schauspielhaus make it possible, also if you are over 50! Become a member of a gang and turn the world upside down with us.


After many months of rehearsals, after intensive research, discussions, theatre visits, conversations, memorizing, studying choreographies, building figures and much more, all the youth gangs present their results in a Wild Weeks at Zeche Eins in July 2019! The exact times and dates will be announced soon.

Sign up for a gang now:
E jungesschauspielhaus [at]
(You can find important information at the bottom of this page)


Ein Schluck Erde
A dance theatre gang
for people between 12 and 18 years of age
Director: Kama Frankl-Groß

The ground is full of holes here in Bochum. Again and again there are sinkholes, and the earth swallows a car, a garage, a human being. The shafts reach deep into the earth below us and form a labyrinth of corridors, cavities and tunnels. And did you know that this year we already reached the earth overshoot day on 2 May, up to which the earth's natural resources would have sufficed for us in Germany? We swallow the earth – or does it swallow us at some point? Let's go searching together, for stories about the earth, whether planet, home or potting soil. Let's find out how we want to dance on earth: with breakdance or hip hop, ballet or tango or simply freestyle. Best all together! We find your style and your way to rock the stage and tell a story with the elements of the theatre - your story about the earth. An artistic and political project under professional direction awaits you.

Introduction workshop for all interested people on 15 December 2018 from 14:00 - 18:00 in the rooms of the Junges Schauspielhaus in Humboldtstraße 40.

Rehearsal dates from 15 January 2019 on Tuesdays from 17:30 – 19:30.
Intensive rehearsal blocks on various weekends from January 2019.

A theatre gang
for everyone aged 16 and over
Director: Harun Raşit Çiftçi

Where do I see myself in the future? Maybe as a #HipsterModel or #Influencer? As an artist, scientist, or more like a politician? As an #everything-at-once-being or as a #do-nothing? How do I create a world where I'm happy and everyone else is too? And is it even possible to create such a flawless world, coupled with a perfect self, all in razor-sharp INSTAGRAMFilter-FULLHD4K quality? #I_love_dreams! Let's forget for a moment our problems, the stress of everyday life and our social media profiles and look at our dreams and the person we really want to be. This gang laughs, raps, sings, plays, dances, but also hotly discusses. Through games of movement, expression and improvisation, we develop a play that is about us, about our dreams and the future.

Introduction workshop on 10 November 2018 from 12:00 – 18:00
Regular rehearsals every Thursday from 18:00 – 21:00.

Figure, object and material theatre gang
for people between 6 and 26 years of age
Director: Sara Hasenbrink

Are there many of us? Are we individual? Are we many individuals?
We are on the same planet at the same time. Congratulations! And now there are also:

+ a beautiful empty room
+ a lot of materials (paper, wood and plastic)
+ and hopefully you and your ideas

We can try out anything we want! For example: ask questions and draw the answers, paint living creatures on paper and bring them to life a week later. Give them a voice. To do this, we use our own voice differently and in a new way. We become professional transformers: what is left lying becomes what is loved; what is found becomes what is eaten; what is left behind becomes what is noble.


Introduction Workshop on Friday, January 11, 2019
From then on Fridays from 17:30 – 19:00

A research and theatre gang
for everyone aged 12 and over
Director: Jana Eiting

Everybody is now allowed to go on television, everybody can join in, everybody can collect followers, everybody can become a star. Awesome. This youth gang will explore the casting shows of the German television in the toughest way. We will perforate the stars and starlets, the current ones, the past ones and above all those who didn't make it. We want to know everything. What is it like to be famous? Really awesome?

We are looking for (young) people for the gang who have already taken part in a casting show. But also, all the others who always wanted to know what is real, what is unreal and what is fake about reality TV? We look, watch, stare – behind the scenes of television and theatre.

Introduction workshop on 8 October 2018 at 17:00.
The further dates will be fixed together.

A theatre gang
for everyone between 10 and 15 years of age
Directors: Kübra Sekin and Susanne Scheffler
In cooperation with the performance collective dorisdean

Too thin, too long, too slow, too fat, too dark, too fast, too light, too short: Who determines who and how we should be and when we are right where? We are interested in your stories and ideas! Together with you, we want to develop and perform a play. We all have secret powers... we just have to discover them.

From 14 November 2018 EVERYONE will take place every Wednesday from 16:30 – 18:00.
The rehearsal room and the toilet are barrier-free.

EVERYONE starts as an autumn holiday gang: 15.10. – 19.10.2018 from 10:00 – 14:00

The autumn holiday group serves as an extended introduction workshop. Participation here is possible independently of later participation in the regular group. There will be a final presentation on 19 October 2018.

Easter holiday gang
for children, 6 years and older
Director: Susanne Scheffler

How do you become a heroine, how do you become a hero? We investigate heroic roles and develop a small play about " What makes children strong" and why showing weakness can also be a strong part and how both fit together. Favourite stories and toy hero(in)es are welcome to be brought along.

Time: 23.04. – 26.04.2019 from 9:30 – 13:30
On Friday, 26 April 2019 there will be a presentation for parents and families at 14:00.

For people in the so-called midlife
Director: Susanne Scheffler

Shades of grey in our hair. From now on it will be: "If not now, when then..."

There will be a wild, but also quiet revue, in which our visions, discoveries, encounters, farewells, new drafts will come on stage. We will create a workshop to "take home with you".

Five times we meet with all participants and surprise each other with our results. In between there are individual meetings with the director. And at the very end we surprise the audience!

Introduction meeting on 26 January 2019 from 14:00 – 17:00
Further dates: 16.02., 06.04., 08.05., 09.05., 10.05., 11.05.2019 
Premiere in May 2019

Location: Q1 – Eins im Quartier. Haus für Kultur, Religion und Soziales
Halbachstrasse 1, 44793 Bochum

A cooperation project with the district centre "Q1 – Eins im Quartier. Haus für Kultur, Religion und Soziales" in Stahlhausen

Registration at
E jungesschauspielhaus[at]
Participation fee: 50 €

10 European cities, 10 theatres, 2 project years
pottfiction becomes europefiction
for everyone aged 16 and over
Director of the Bochum Group: Sandra Sanchez Herrero

In the future, the Junges Schauspielhaus Bochum will cooperate with the Theatre Rotterdam, the Consol Theatre Gelsenkirchen with the 20storieshigh from Liverpool, the Kinder- und Jugendtheater Dortmund with the Theatre La Transplainsphère from Paris, the Helios Theater Hamm with the Kolibri Theatre from Budapest and the Kohlenpott Theater Herne are still looking for an international partner theatre.

Europefiction deals with the big questions of our time: How do we want to live together, how do we want to shape the future? It's about love, about art, about freedom, about ideas, desires and visions.

Europefiction – these are art and camps for young people from Europe.

The Bochum group meets regularly in the rehearsal rooms of the Junges Schauspielhaus, travels together to Rotterdam, to other theatres in the Ruhr area and to the Summer Camp 2019 in Gelsenkirchen. Together we develop a play with the topic "Identity and Freedom". The Europefiction group Bochum still has room. If you want to be a part of it and are at least 16 years old, please contact us at:

E jungesschauspielhaus[at]


The introduction workshops are open to everyone who is curious. Then it will be decided who wants to and can participate. Here you can register, for the workshops to get to know each other, for Europefiction and for the holiday gangs. Please include your first and last name, your age, your address and a phone number: E jungesschauspielhaus[at]
Here you can also contact us with any questions you may have.

We are also available by phone:
T +49 (0)0234 / 3333 5528

All rehearsals and introductory workshops will take place in the rooms of the Junges Schauspielhaus in Humboldtstraße 40, 44787 Bochum.


Participation in the youth groups costs 60 €. For this you will get an ID card with which you can go to the theatre for 2 € – no matter in which play. Participation in the holiday clubs costs 30 €.

We know that this is a lot of money for some families and people. Please contact us, we will find a solution for everyone who wants to participate!

E jungesschauspielhaus[at]

No money is no reason not to join!