Dear Fellows of the Independent Performing Arts of Hamburg, Dear Friends of the Festival Hauptsache Frei

Full houses, enthusiastic audiences. The last edition of HAUPTSACHE FREI ended just two months ago and showed 17 productions from Hamburg and 3 guest performances from other German cities over two weeks. The formats of our framework program »Beyond Digital«, »We Present« and »Hauptsache für Alle« invited artists and audience to come together, to get to know new artists of the scene and to bring digital and performative strategies together.

After the corona-related postponements of the last two years, we will again anchor the next festival edition into spring and invite you to apply with your artistic productions.

SAVE THE DATE: 19. April — 29. April 2023

In order to be able to show more productions and perform as many pieces as possible more than once, as we did last year, we would like to continue to host the festival over two weeks.

We would like to present the artistic range and different aesthetic qualities of Hamburg‘s independent scene in the new festival edition and cordially invite you to apply with your performances, dance, (music) theater or transdisciplinary and transgenerational productions!