ITI - Germany
German Centre Of The International Theatre Institute
  • Das ITI-Festival 2020 in Düsseldorf ist jetzt online!

  • Diskussionabend im ITI zur Bedeutung der Pantomime in der historischen Spätphase der DDR. (Foto: Elena Ferri)

  • Das ITI lud zu einem Abend über die Frühzeit der Tanzfabrik Berlin in seine Räume. (Foto: ITI/Michel Barre).

  • „Jessica and me“: Tanztheatersolo mit Cristiana Morganti bei der euro-scene Leipzig 2019 (Foto: Claudia Kempf)

  • In Nürnberg trafen sich DIE VIELEN jetzt zu ihrem ersten Ratschlag. (Foto: Michael Lyra)

  • „Das Lackballett“ vom Theater der Klänge (Düsseldorf), Tanzstück nach Oskar Schlemmer bei der euro-scene Leipzig 2019 (Foto: Thomas von der Heiden)

  • Mit “(…..) Ein Stück, dem es scheißegal ist, dass sein Titel vage ist“ war Jetse Batelaan, ITI-Preisträger 2020, bei der Ruhrtriennale 2019. (Foto: Kurt van der Elst)

  • Festival des antiken griechischen Dramas auf Zypern 2020

  • Für das ITI nahm Felix Sodemann den Special Award der Prager Quadriennale 2019 entgegen. (Foto: David Kumermann)

  • Der 25. Oktober ist von Opera Europa, OPERA America und Ópera Latinoamérica zum Welt-Opern-Tag erkoren worden.

  • Uraufführung von „Jin Jiyan – Der Aufbruch“ von Anina Jendreyko am Theater Krefeld-Mönchengladbach (April 2019), Foto: Matthias Stutte

Internship Programme

Since 1972, the German Centre of the ITI and the Goethe-Institut have been running an internship programme for young theatre practitioners from abroad (normally not older than 40 years).

The programme applies to directors, dramaturges, set designers, choreographers, or assistants in these areas of theatre (including theatres for young audiences and music theatre), not to critics, theatre scholars or students.

The stipendiaries are placed with theatres in Germany and learn about the planning and rehearsal process of at least one production. They will also be given the opportunity to watch performances at other theatres in Germany. The internship lasts up to three months, a monthly stipend to cover housing and living expenses is provided as well as accident and health insurance.

Application requirements / where to apply:

Good command of the German language is an essential prerequisite (exception: internship in Dance), since the stipendiaries should be able to follow the rehearsal process and communicate effectively with their German colleagues. It is desirable that the participants in the programme return to their home countries as multipliers of the knowledge and experience gained in Germany and also that they submit a report (in German) at the end of their internship evaluating the experiences made and the knowledge gained at the host theatre.
Detailed information and application forms may be requested from the German centre of the ITI or the Goethe-Institut - either from the local branch or the central in Munich, Germany.

The decision-making process is in close coordination between Goethe-Institut and ITI, the latter being responsible for sending the official (visa)invitation and arranging the internship in accordance with the applicant's profile and, if possible, preferences.

Detailed information here:

in German

in English