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For theatre makers

How does Jonge Harten make the festival program?

Jonge Harten is there fot it’s audience. Especially for a new audience, for young people aged 12-29. The programming of Jonge Harten consists of two parts:

  • performances for young people aged 12 and over, mostly taking place during the week;
  • performances for people aged 18 and over, mostly taking place in the evening and the weekend.
We are looking for (theatre)makers who are willing to have an open conversation with us and our audience. We regard reaching a new audience as a joint responsibility.

In order to choose theater plays, performances et cetera to complete the program, our programmers Karlijn and Gregory travel all year round to festivals and theaters. The emphasis in our program is on productions by the new generation of theater makers. Theater makers who have already made a few works after graduation. At Jonge Harten all genres are discussed and shown in theaters and at special locations. Our programmers focus on work from the Netherlands and Belgium, supplemented by special productions from further afield. They seek a balance between performances that are Dutch or English or in which language is not a barrier.

At Jonge Harten we want our audience to be able to identify with the performances that can be seen at the festival. At the same time, ‘discomfort’ during Jonge Harten is central. The search for a balance between discomfort and recognisability is leading in shaping the program.

Do you think your show really suits us? Send us a message. Unfortunately, it is not possible for our programmers to personally answer every e-mail or see every performance (live). Sometimes an online registration offers a solution. Entries for the coming edition can be sent to until 15 August 2024. Entries for 2025 are also very welcome.

  • Do you think your performance or idea really suits us? Please contact us. To make it easier for us, please fill out the form below.

  • Are you looking for more audience? Do you want to work with young people? Would you like to collaborate with a festival? Please indicate what you think we can do for you.
  • If you want to perform at Jonge Harten, we ask you to fill in the following questions.

  • What would it gain you if you came to play this performance at Jonge Harten?
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      The FIELD program focuses on more contact with young (studying) creators. To coordinate, inform on an equal footing and inspire. In this program we would like to discuss the future of our sector and what Jonge Harten Festival can provide for you in the future. FIELD was created to strengthen the bond with young talent and to give both the artists and the festival the opportunity to support people in the long run and to make their “dreams” come true. We focus in particular on students who we feel (after conversations and performances) connect themselves as creators with the world beyond. In a conscious, critical and unique way.
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    Jonge Harten 2024

    Jonge Harten 2024 Will be from 15th - 23rd of November.

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