“Bildstörung” is the name of the 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.

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 streettheatrefestival “Bildstörung” takes place every two years. In 2022 the festival is planned on the 3rd – 6th of June 2022.

Where can I find the program?

You can find the festival program for 2022 here.

What about tickets and accessibility?

Our aim is to offer all events open-air, for free and accessible for everyone.
However in some cases there are tickets being sold for the purpose of organizing a limited capacity of participants. Some events might not be accessible for everyone due to various reasons (mainly safety).

2022 tickets need to be purchased in advance for these two events/performances:

Johanne Bellinkx (NL) – “Reverse” This event is not barrier-free
Touki Delphin (NL) – “Firebird” This event is not barrier-free.

Tickets can be purchased in our webshop:




Is the BILDSTÖRUNG barrier-free?

We try to make all events of the BILDSTÖRUNG barrier-free. Unfortunately, this is not possible for some productions for safety reasons. This year, this restriction affects the productions “Reverse” by Johannes Bellinkx and “Firebird” by Touki Delphine.

Barrier-free public toilets are located in the Town Hall under the Town Hall stairs.

If you have any further questions, please contact us via our contact form. We will answer your questions as soon as possible.

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 will be a festival lounge in the Schlosspark where visitors can rest and relax. Under the roof of the festival tent you can also enjoy a refreshing drink or delicious street food.

There will also be a small gastronomic offer in the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Park.

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

When is the Festival Infopoint open?

The Infopoint in the Schlosspark is your contact during the festival.

Friday, 03.06.2022, 19:00 to 22:00
Saturday, 04.06.2022, 13:00 to 22:00
Sunday, 05.06.2022, 13:00 to 22:00
Monday, 06.06.2022, 13:00 to 18:00

Alternativley, you can reach the Infopoint at +49 5231 977-920.

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.

Question that isn't listed here?

If you have any questions that aren’t listed here, please feel free to contact us during the festival at the Info-Point in the Schlosspark or contact us in advance using our contact form.

However our organizing team prior to the event is pretty small. Please be patient, we will get back to you as soon as possible.