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Dear festival friends,

the ninth edition of the Festival of the Performing Arts Hamburg - HAUPTSACHE FREI will take place again, this time already in spring. After the last festival focus »RELATIONSHIPS« we set the theme »PROGRESS« for the upcoming edition. Despite all the twists and turns and cutbacks, things go on. Events go on. The theater continues. So do we. We are currently in the midst of preparations with the festival artists and venues. 

In our last festival edition, which we are creating together as a team, we would like to celebrate with you again what is there and what is leaving: From April 20 to 29, we will pitch our tents in eight venues in Hamburg and welcome you to the most diverse dance, theater and performance art productions from Hamburg!

In addition to, Hamburger Sprechwerk, LICHTHOF Theater and Kampnagel/K3, this year we will open the festival in the new theater spaces of FUNDUS and also visit St. Pauli with Autowerkstatt Altona and Kulturkirche Altona. The selected productions and all info about the program will be published here in late February/early March 2023.

See you in April,
Jens, Hark, Christine, Kerstin, Lars, Joshua, Lisa, Vera, Jeanne, Christopher