Dessau Bauhaus Festival Season

Three international theme festivals present contemporary interpretation of the historical heritage. At the centre of each of these festivals is an artistic and scientific debate translated into programme formats that invites visitors to discover the Bauhaus as a field of experimentation.

Festival School FUNDAMENTAL
20 - 24 March 2019

Festival Architecture RADICAL
31 May - 2 June 2019

Festival Stage TOTAL
11 - 15 September 2019

School FUNDAMENTAL opens the season and is a festival of learning. It enters into a lively dialogue with the iconic school building, offering a programme of interrelated events over a five-day period with study situations and learning experiments, participative public classrooms and fab labs.

The Architecture RADIKAL festival deliberately chose Walter Gropius’ historical Employment Office as its venue. Taking the historical Bauhaus buildings as its starting point, it sets out to explore current issues of the social responsibility of architecture and radical experimental approaches to it.

The Stage TOTAL theatre festival for the first time includes the Bauhaus Museum in Dessau as a venue. Over a period of five days, the festival offers large-scale performances, the multiple-day Bauhausfest and other amusements.