Showbox festival

For the 13th time, Scenekunstbruket organizes the Performing Arts Festival Showbox, a festival focusing on children and young people. This year’s festival will be held in Oslo from Monday, November 27, through Saturday, December 2, 2017.

The TEEN Ambassadors from Italy, Norway and Denmark will take part from Monday the 28th – Thursday 30th having seminars, workshops and of course watch a number of performances together with the local TAGs: The young voices of Scenekunstbruket (SUS)

Showbox is an international festival of performing arts for children and young people.

Every year in December, at several venues in Oslo we present a varied range of innovative contemporary performances of different genres and format. Showbox is a festival, a showcase and a meeting point for artists, organisers and everyone whose interest lies in performing arts for a young audinece.

The festival is also a forum for lectures, seminars, discussions and networking. Showbox wants to contribute to the further development and strengthening of performing arts for children and young people, and creating a forum where ideas and forums provide common references for further experience and performing arts discussions. We place great emphasis on networking, discussions and presentations of future project.

The festival was established in 2005, and since then we have become an important performing arts festival for children and young people in Norway.

We try to facilitate every aspect of the festival to be able to receive direct feedback from the young members of the audience themselves. We have a blog run by a group of teenagers who participate in the festival. During the week they publish their thoughts, interviews, reflections and reviews of the different performances. The arts we communicate must have meaning, and we are excited about meeting young people and hear their views on performances deemed by adults to be of both good quality and suitable for that particular audience. Risky? Indeed – but we like it!

The festival is presented by the Norwegian Touring Network for Performing Arts – Scenekunstbruket; a national promotion system with emphasis on a younger audience.