imaginary company
& unperform:
Das Kindergericht

Vacation workshop for children and young adults

2023 Vacation Workshop
The Kindergericht is an offer for children and young adults (8 - 21 years) with and without disabilities.

Participation including lunch free of charge.

Registration from 2.8. and until 30.9. at or Tel 0421 520 80 70.

We kindly ask you to indicate any special dietary requirements and/or intolerances when registering.

Children and young people with disabilities are encouraged to participate. In order to be able to consider the individual requirements of the participants, we kindly ask you to contact us at the e-mail address or telephone number mentioned above.

The first phase of the Kindergericht begins with a 3-day try-out workshop from 14.10. to 16.10. (10:00—16:00 each day).

For those who wish to continue, a second workshop phase will follow from 17.10. to 27.10. (10:00—16:00 each day). On Sunday, 22.10. the workshop will be paused.

On Friday, 27.10. there will be an internal final presentation for the participants and their families.

It is planned to continue the project in the Easter vacations 2024 - subject to project funding - and to stage a joint performance in the Schwankhalle.

All venues of the Schwankhalle are accessible at ground level and without steps.

Please contact us so that we can meet the individual requirements of your child.

You can find more information about the accessibility of our premises here. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 0421 520 80 70.

»Das Kindergericht« (»The Children’s Court«) is a free vacation offer of the Schwankhalle together with the Frankfurt-based performance collective imaginary company and the Bremen-based association unperform e.V.. The inclusive format addresses children and young adults (8–21 years) with and without disabilities.

»Das Kindergericht« pursues the question of how justice is determined and what our sense of justice is all about. In a first step, we explore the court and question the ideas conveyed there. We get to know a courthouse in Bremen together. We want to acquaint ourselves with the place by means of description and observation assignments. How does one behave here? What do we have to do with the problems of others and how do we deal with them?

Based on real cases, we talk with the children and youths about their perspectives on social (in)justice. In various theatrical forms, real cases are to be reenacted and reflected upon in an actual courtroom and later on the theater stage.
In doing so, we ask: Has justice always been this way? How could we shape it differently? Was the indictment just? Was the verdict just?

A theatrical sketch is composed of different text elements, self-written texts and observations, in which the children’s court sits and administers justice. Each detail is important, everything is up for negotiation and at one point a verdict is reached. »Das Kindergericht« also wants to try a case: Exercise your right! Observe! Be a witness!

The performance group imaginary company was founded in 2017/18 at Mousonturm Frankfurt. The four young artists bring different theater backgrounds with them: From emancipatory performances and discourse theater to multimedia installations and radio plays to narrative theater for young audiences. They came together because of a common question: How can ambitious political theater for children and young people be realized that takes them seriously as spectators and players and yet remains empathetic? The resulting works do not see themselves as theater only for young audiences, but as theater for everyone. ↗

Das Kindergeicht is a cooperation with imaginary company, the Grundschule am Buntentorsteinweg and unperform e.V.. As part of the program »tanz und theater machen stark« of the Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste.