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Solidarity with Ukraine

Events for refugees – Staatstheater Nürnberg hosting art projects and opportunities for displaced persons to get involved.

Large numbers of people have been arriving in Nuremberg over recent weeks, fleeing the war in Ukraine. They include children, teenagers - and also artists. The Staatstheater Nürnberg has a raft of activities and art projects for refugees to participate in.

Headed by Anja Sparberg, the PLUS Drama Teaching department has set up a local network for refugees and is offering a range of participatory options. Children and teenagers meet for choral singing in Ukrainian, German and English, led by Lisa Milyukova in the 3. Etage on the 3rd floor of the Schauspielhaus.

Children and teenagers can take part in improvisation and drama sessions on one of the Staatstheater’s rehearsal stages. Svitlana Mykhailenko guides the group, in which youngsters in three age brackets are taught in Ukrainian and German. Mykhailenko is head of the “Deutsches Theater Kyiv (Kiev)” drama studio and recently arrived in Nuremberg with a group of children and teens.

Registrations for the drama and singing groups for children and teenagers: Email theaterpaedagogik(at)


The ballet company of the Staatstheater Nürnberg is giving professional dancers displaced from Ukraine an opportunity to train regularly with the troupe. “We’re not going to sit there while colleagues from our own discipline become disconnected from their art form,” says Ballet Director Goyo Montero. “We want to offer them a place where they can continue their training and express themselves through their art.” One dancer from Kharkiv has already begun training.

The Opera Choir is likewise glad to be welcoming a new colleague. In Nuremberg’s twin city, Kharkiv, Anna Bychkova was a member of the opera choir and sang as a soloist in the Philharmonie. Since the autumn the soprano has been singing as part of our Opera Choir, directed by Tarmo Vaask.

International Online Reading Project – “The Feeling of War”

The Staatstheater Nürnberg is one of 21 German and Austrian theatres involved in the “Feeling of War” international reading project. More about the project “The Feeling of War” can be found here.


With the demographic that can hardly - or only rarely – afford to attend a play or concert steadily growing in size, the Staatstheater has increased the number of tickets reserved for “KulturTicketNürnberg” holders. This is the Bürgerstiftung Nürnberg’s way of helping holders of the “Nürnberg-Pass” to attend cultural events.

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To generate aid for the population on the ground, the Staatstheater Nürnberg has launched an appeal for donations to be made to the Partnerschaftsverein Charkiw-Nürnberg. This registered association has set up an account to receive financial donations:

Please pay donations into the following account:
Empfänger/Recipient: Partnerschaftsverein Charkiw-Nürnberg e.V.
IBAN: DE12 7605 0101 0001 3500 58
Verwendungszweck/Narrative/Purpose: Hilfsprojekte in Charkiw

Click here for more information on the Partnerschaftsverein Charkiw-Nürnberg e.V.:
For details on the use to which donations are being put, please visit the City of Nuremberg website.

Thank you for your support and solidarity!

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