The Federal Association of Drama & Theatre (BAG) is an umbrella organization for youth and children amateur theatre, theatre and drama inside and outside of schools, for theatre education at theatres and cultural centres as well as at universities (degree programmes).

The BAG continually and sustainably works on a productive dialogue between theory and
practice of theatre. 21 associations and organisations are affiliated to the BAG. The BAG is
supported by the German Federal Ministry of Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youths


  • Offering qualified programmes for education and further education (BAG draft the
    curricula of degree programmes of drama and theatre pedagogy, BAG is a co-initiator
    of theatre and drama studies at universities in Hanover, Hildesheim and
  • Secialist advice in questions of sponsorship, arrangement of projects and establishing
    contacts to experts;
  • Target-group orientated programmes on national and international level (e.g.
    theatre for and with children and youths who having a migration background)
    Intercultural development related encounter programmes (Ghana, Uganda etc.);
  • Bilateral theatre programmes (Turkey, Israel etc.);
  • National and international theatre festivals and congresses (Theatre of Relevance,
    fairCulture, German Children´s Theatre Festival, Forty Ways festival etc.);
  • National and international conferences;
  • pilot projects inside Germany and abroad;
  • Editor of specialist books and co-editor of the Magazin of Theatre Pedagogy

The BAG is member of the BKJ (Federal Association of Cultural Youth Education), of the German Cultural Council, of the Council of Performing Arts, of the Foundation Performing Arts, the Federal Academy for Cultural Education Wolfenbüttel. The BAG is advisory board’s member of the Federal Theatre Meeting of Youths (Berlin) as well as selecting board’s member of the German Amateur theatre prize amarena. On international level the BAG is member of the AITA/IATA (International Amateur Theatre Association), of the CEC (Central European Committee), EDERED (European Drama Encounters), of the Standing Working Committee of the German speaking Amateur Theatre Associations (AddA) and a network member of the Anna-Lindh-Foundation.