For schools and educators

Because there’s not always enough time for creativity and artistic pursuits in the normal school day, the Festspielhaus has joined partners and sponsors in developing programs for school classes and educators. Summer School and Columbus – Discovering Classical Music! respond directly to students' learning needs; with Teach the Teachers, educators discover how music and dance can inspire math or language lessons, while with Diggin’ Opera and IM.PULS, it’s show time for the students!

Teach the Teachers

Inspired by artists

Tools for teaching

Making music and dancing enrich the personality, something that educators can witness and realize for themselves in our wide variety of training courses – and then test out what they have learned with their students straight away the next day. This offering is based on the educational standards of the state of Baden-Württemberg and is supported by the Hanns A. Pielenz Foundation.

Columbus school project

Well prepared to encounter the stars

The classic among our children's and youth programs, this project allows students to attend Festspielhaus events at the price of 10 euros per ticket. In cooperation with the Regional Council of Karlsruhe, preparatory teaching materials will be developed to prepare the children for the events. The project is supported by GRENKE AG.


Music theater by and for young people

Diggin' Opera

What role do new media play in imparting knowledge of music and opera? This is the question that is explored in the multi-year project Diggin’ Opera. In cooperation with the felicitas and werner egerland foundation, artists work together with young people to create music theater using digital tools. In 2021, the project received a Young Ears award.


The music education program for students

The IM.PULS project aims to get young people excited about classical music. Together with young, up-and-coming artists, they are to discover the world of music in the process. Vanessa Porter and Daniel Mudrack work together at the interface of new music and electronics. Stephanie Roser additionally brings the level of contemporary dance and movement into play.

The Helmholtz-Gymnasium from Karlsruhe and the Gymnasium Trossingen are on board as school partners in the second IM.PULS - class of 2022/2023. Both schools are united by the fact that they are two of the three music high schools in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The project is made possible by funding from the T. von Zastrow Foundation.

Summer School

In the Baden-Württemberg Summer School, artists and educators motivate third graders as they are about to enter fourth grade. The idea: outside of school, previous learning material is combined with an exciting topic in the last week of the summer holidays and thus repeated in a creative way. In the Festspielhaus, children will invent their own music theater and present it to their proud relatives and friends at the end of the project week.

PARTIZIPATION Carolina Nees Head of Department
PARTIZIPATION Lara Werner Project Manager Participation
PARTIZIPATION Anne Sophie Dräger Senior Manager Participation