Photo: Mystery Magnet / FIDENA / Reinout Hiel

FIDENA – Figurentheater der Nationen

FIDENA has a long tradition: founded in 1958, it is one of the oldest puppet and object theatre festivals in Europe. Stretching over a period of several days, the festival uses venues all throughout Ruhr; most performances take place in Bochum, Herne and Essen. The programme is made up of international productions as well as numerous first-time releases. The puppet theatre festival focuses on innovative forms, thus maintaining its leading position on a European level. The festival organiser is Deutsches Forum für Figurentheater und Puppenspielkunst (dfp), which has been headquartered in Bochum since 1991. dfp fosters puppetry in all its variations all across Germany.