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Fast Forward 2023


Fast Forward is a concentrated, intense festival that presents seven or eight productions usually from as many countries in four days. To help you keep an overview and quickly find out what you can see on which days and in which order, we make suggestions for your routes through the festival in the Festival Circuit. The easiest way to reach performances of a Festival Circuit is by public transport which you can use with your VVO ticket on your admission ticket. Our staff at the venues will be happy to help you at any time. All further information you need for your visit to Fast Forward 2022 can be found on this page.

prices / ticket sales / box office

Tickets cost 11,00 € / 7,00 € (please provide the document entitling you to the reduced price). First semester students pay 5,00 € per ticket. Please note that additional fees may occur at external ticket agencies. You have a free choice of seats at all performances.

Box Office Schauspielhaus, Theaterstraße 2, 01067 Dresden Mo – Fr: 10.00 – 18.30, Sa: 12.00 – 18.30
Kleines Haus, Glacisstraße 28, 01099 Dresden Mo – Fr: 14.00 – 18.30
Booking by Phone +49 351 – 49 13 – 555 / For group bookings +49 351 – 49 13 – 567
Mail order Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Besucherservice, Theaterstraße 2, 01067 Dresden / Fax +49 351.49 13 – 967 / E-Mail
Online & at all standard ticket agencies

Box offices will be open at every venue. In Hellerau and the Kleines Haus they will open one hour and in all other the venues 30 minutes prior to the performances. Please keep in mind that the box offices at Hellerau and at the Labortheater can only accept cash payments.


Staatsschauspiel Dresden Kleines Haus & Festival Centre
Glacisstraße 28, 01099 Dresden

HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, 01109 Dresden

Hole of Fame
Königsbrücker Straße 39, 01099 Dresden

Labortheater of the Dresden University of Fine Arts (HfBK)
Güntzstraße 34, 01307 Dresden (Entrance Dürerstraße)

Kleines Haus

Kleines Haus Staatsschauspiel Dresden

Glacisstr. 28
01099 Dresden

KH 1
KH 2
KH 3
KH Mitte


Festspielhaus Hellerau

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 56
01109 Dresden

Nancy-Spero Saal
Großer Saal

Hole of Fame

Hole of Fame

Königsbrücker Str. 39
01099 Dresden



Labortheater, HfBK Dresden

Güntzstr. 34
01307 Dresden


Festival Circuit

The festival is planned in such a way that you can see several productions one after the other on one day – this means there are several circuits you can take. To follow our plan, we recommend that you travel between the venues using the Dresden Public Transport (DVB) tram and bus lines. The stamp on your theatre ticket means it is also valid as a transport ticket. It is also possible to walk from one venue to the other and this is also marked on the circuit plan. In order to stick to the circuit, you usually need to get going right after the end of the show. There will be circuit scouts at every venue to bring you to the right stop or to walk with you to the next venue. You can get a detailed map from the box offices and on our websites.


For all shows: your theatre ticket has a stamp that makes it your transport ticket as well on the whole VVO transport area. You can use this service in the four hours before and eight hours after the show. Theatre tickets bought online via the websites are of course also combination tickets for entry into the theatre and travel on public transport. The only exceptions are free tickets and special reduced-price tickets. Please check for the stamp on your ticket.

accessibility / translation

All venues are accessible for wheelchair users. Please note that the Labortheater does not have an accessible toilet. You will find more detailed information about the accessibility of the venue on their websites. Please contact us for any specific access requirements or questions you may have so that we can make your stay as comfortable as possible. Please let us know if you are coming in a wheelchair when you book your tickets so that we can assist you prior to the performance. For those with a hearing impairment, we provide receiver sets in the Kleines Haus. We have earphones for those with limited hearing and hearing loops for hearing aids suitable for this purpose. All the receiver sets are available for audience members if required right before the performance from the admissions staff in the coat-check foyer.

Each performance is shown with German and English surtitles if not indicated otherwise. Please see the performance pages for more details. Most events in the supporting programme also take place with live translations into German and/or English. For more information, please see the supporting programme section.

Content Notes

As theatre-makers, we seek out and want a constant dialogue with you, the audience. Each of you brings individual experiences with you to a theatre performance or concert and you experience what happens on stage differently. With the awareness that some of the content of the plays could trigger or evoke feelings that are overwhelming or hurtful, on this page we offer additional information for you about content we consider sensitive or potential triggers. Triggers are specific stimuli (sounds, smells, images, etc.), which could trigger feelings associated with a past trauma in people who have gone through traumatic experiences (e.g. flashbacks). You are also welcome to get in touch with the dramaturg of the production in question if you have any further questions.

List of triggers we will issue a warning for:

- Physical, psychological or sexual violence
- Child abuse
- Self-harm
- Serious illness (physical and mental)
- War
- Suicide
- Eating disorders and addiction (alcohol, drugs, compulsive behaviour, etc.)
- Racism, sexism, homo-/inter-/transphobia, ableism, age discrimination, other forms of discrimination
- Bullying
- Bodyshaming
- Cruelty to animals
- Misophonia

Trigger warnings are sometimes criticised for giving away an aspect of the play in advance. In this regard, we firmly believe in our audience’s ability to choose and judge for themselves. That’s why we’re leaving it up to you whether you read and consider the following additional information or not.

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