What actually is “Bildstörung”?

“Bildstörung” is the name of the European Streettheatrefestival in Detmold, which took place for the first time in 1991 and is being hosted biannually by the city of Detmold since 1992 with the aim to make art and culture in public space accessible and available for everybody. “Bildstörung” literally means picture interference and is related to the intention of the festival to break with the common day-to-day routines and views, whatever they might be for each individual.

Due to its wide spectrum the festival attracts visitors, ensembles, event organizers from everywhere around Europe.
It covers locationtheatre, walk-acts, animation, parades, technically very simple and also very complex Open-Air productions.
There are productions in the field of visual as well as performing arts, architecture, installations, voicetheatre and dancetheatre as well as music-, figure- and masktheatre alongside cirque noveau are being taken into account amongst many more.

Detmold calls itself a culturecity and wants to establish and elaborate theatre in public space.

There are many more aspects of the “Bildstörung”.

The KulturTeam of the City of Detmold is in charge of the conception, artistic management, organisation and execution of the festival.

When does the “Bildstörung” take place?

The European Streettheatrefestival “Bildstörung” takes place every two years.

Where can I find the program?

You can find the festival program by clicking on program in the top menu. Alternatively you can download an online version of the festival booklet here.

What about tickets?

All events are open-air and free. In some cases there are tickets being sold for the purpose of organizing a limited capacity of participants.

Where can I stay during the festival?

For assistance with overnight accommodation and further cultural- and other activities around Detmold you can contact Tourist-Info Detmold by mail or phone: +49 5231 922-328, tourist.info@detmold.de.

Is there any catering at the festival?

There is a festival lounge in the Schlosspark where visitors can rest and relax. Food and beverages are offered by foodtrucks, booths and and in a catering tent.

Where can I find a public restroom?

There are public restrooms marked on the overview map in our festival booklet.
Underneath the entrance of the Detmold’s town-hall, located at the marketplace there are lavatories that are accessible by people with disability.
There are numerous participants from the gastronomy in Detmold that are part of the “Nette Toilette”-network, where you can visit the restrooms: www.die-nette-toilette.de

Am I allowed to take photos or record performances?

While shows are running it is not allowed to film, take any pictures or to do audio- or videorecordings without a festival-press-registration.

Thank you for your understanding.