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General Festival Info

“Aprilfestival – Theatre for Yong Audiences” is organized by Teatercentrum and takes place every year for a whole week in April in a new, hosting municipality.

The very first Festival was held in 1971.15 theatres participated with 25 different shows. Today the Festival is the biggest of its kind in the world presenting over 100 theatres, 150 different shows and 500 performances.

During the festival week all the children and young people of the hosting municipality are given the opportunity to visit the theatre, and in the concluding weekend alone more than 25,000 children, youths and adults come to see the shows, all free of charge. The Festival is also visited by approximately 1,000 theatre people, international guests and theatre presenters.

The festival is completely financed by public means which makes it possible to offer tickets free of charge. The basic funding comes from the local community, the region and the Ministry of Culture, the National Theatre Council and the Danish Centre for Cultural Development.