Freischwimmen is the production platform for performance and theatre, supported by brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, HochX Munich, LOFFT – Das Theater, Schwankhalle Bremen, Sophiensæle Berlin, Theater Rampe Stuttgart, and Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zürich.

Freischwimmen is made possible within the framework of the program »Verbindungen fördern« of the German Association of Independent Performing Arts, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Furthermore Freischwimmen is supported by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.

The Festival Freischwimmerinnen – The Future is Female at Sophiensæle was sponsored by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe – sponsorship of festivals 2018/19 relevant to urban policy.

Sophiensæle is the managing partner of Freischwimmen.

Sophiensaele GmbH

Sophienstr. 18
10178 Berlin


Kerstin Müller


Jochen Sandig, Sasha Waltz, Amelie Deuflhard

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The event operators reserve the right to make use of their householder rights, refusing to admit or excluding persons from the events that are members of right-wing extremist parties or organisations, are associated with the right-wing extremist scene or have in the past made their mark with racist, nationalist, anti-Semitic or any other type of contemptuous statement.

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Cilgia Gadola
Alexander Kirchner


Burçak Konukman
Caroline Creutzburg
Christine Miess
Cynthia Mai Ammann
Gruppe CIS
Ioan Cernei
Janna Schmidt
Joe Goergen
Katja Illner
Lucia Obst
Manuel Deutsch
Marie Weich
Mobile Albania
Oliver Paul
Urs Jaudas

Design and programming

Grygoriew & Himmelspach //
Manuel Wisniewski //