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Formats & Areas

Education & Networking

The International Stage Technology Conference offers an extensive range of different formats.
Matchmakings help you to make new contacts, at our official trade fair party you can cultivate old contacts or you can take part in talks and panels on important issues of the industry and initiate discussions yourself, giving all participants new ideas.

The programme is managed and carried out by the DTHG in cooperation with partners and their committees.

Hall 20

Stage 21 is an event and experiment location - the perfect laboratory for networking innovative event technology and creative solutions.
Centrally located, this studio stage displays all the uses for a modern theatrical performance area.This is the place to experience how, under realistic conditions, the movement, lighting, sound and special effects for a live performance are created. New developments and innovations in the industry make their first appearance here at Stage21. The interdisciplinary synergy of all the trades involved is presented with a constant focus on the practical aspects, and the possibilities, trends and potential of current and future stage and event technology can be authentically experienced.

Slots are available for company presentations.

Program structure (status 09/2020)

June 15th - DAY OF LIGHT

From candle to LED Lighting design in action - Technology of today meets tradition - Research and innovation of the future

From 18:30 hrs presentation of the 4th WeltenbauerAward


Sound in the studio- the product novelties of the fair - AV/VR - new basic tools for the event industry - Thementalk: Sustainable technology - empty shell or sensible project


Stage painting in the right light – Fire Protection Talk: Nothing burns anymore, let's extinguish! - Stage Design: Model, light and sound - Closing event of the DTHG exhibitors

Hall 20

View specialist topics from a 360° perspective - in workshops, talk rounds and other interactive programme formats. The special atmosphere of the unique building enables the "dissecting view". Your opinion is explicitly requested here.

Slots are available for company presentations.

Hall 21

RoundTable1 I Theater and Events

RoundTable2 I Arts and Technology

The perfect setting for discussion, networking and exchange. The RoundTables in hall 21 provide the appropriate framework for the specialist and working groups of the participating associations.

Occasionally, slots are available for company presentations.

Hall 20

The most important player in the German theatre industry behind the scenes is DTHG. Take advantage of the relaxed atmosphere at the Meetup area in Hall 20 and make important contacts. Match making with lounge character.

Hall 20

International networking is ensured by the area of the international associations. Benefit from our wide network and intensify your international contacts.
Our cooperations at a glance.

Hall 20

In search of young talents!

For the fourth time DTHG and Messe Berlin will prize theWeltenbauer.Youngsters.Awards.

Entitled to participate are trainees, students (ranging from schools to vocational and higher education) from any country specialising in the theatre, films and event technology. For more details please visit:

Subject 2021:
(Theatre 3D)
dimension. Timeless
Theater in the 21st century

Award ceremony:
Tuesday 15 June 2021 18:30h
Stage21, Hall 20

Are you interested in entry and career opportunities? The Jobwall shows daily updated job advertisements of the exhibiting companies. Plan your personal advancement in the industry and also take a look at the JobIcon at the stands of the exhibiting companies.


The trade press stand in the exhibition area offers a comprehensive range of international journals and magazines with information on the latest trends and innovations in the industry to take away free of charge. You will find further information under Media Partners.

Be part of it with your own content!

The Show is yours! Take the opportunity to participate in the congress program. Please submit an abstract, i.e. a short description of your presentation, here. After the submission deadline for abstracts, the abstracts will be reviewed by the DTHG. You will be notified in March 2021.


Hubert Eckart
Kaiserstraße 22
53113 Bonn
T: +49 228 - 369 39 34