• Contemporary Puppet/Object Theater
Next Berlin edition 2026

FIGURE IT OUT – Treffen und Showcase für Figurentheater

In honor of its 30-year anniversary, Schaubude Berlin presents Figure It Out, the new community event of the Alliance of International Production Venues for Figure Theater. Each year, Figure It Out wanders between Berlin, Leipzig and Stuttgart, presenting the diversity of the genre and inviting colleagues to talk amongst themselves. This year’s edition will present exclusively Berlin-based artists and offers 10 days full of experiments with puppets, sound objects, materials, avatars and masks in productions, try outs, smaller formats throughout the entire theater building, encounters between the audience and artists as well as a picnic and a party. The schedule of programming will be rounded out by a three-day professional discussion about artistic research in figure and object theater as well as a StageJam to research the theatrical potential of online tools. The primary funder of the festival is the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

Presented by Schaubude Berlin

Figure It Out takes place in annual rotation in Berlin, Leipzig and Stuttgart (in Berlin in 2023).


  1. Gabriel Morales