PHOTO: © Kathrin Schäfer

imaginary company & unperform »Das Kindergericht«

In the organizer's words:

Information about the play

"This is the most unfair thing in the world or in life!"

We all know this feeling very well: something is going really wrong in the world and in life and, in fact, in general. Adults have a court of law in which they are tried. But a fair verdict is not always reached there. And they never hear about what is really going wrong: the injustices of life itself! What's more, you have to stand up, sit down and listen. As is so often the case, adults make the rules. But what would it actually be like if children had their own law and their own... children's court?

Children and young people in Bremen set up their own children's court! Based on their own observations in Bremen's local court, they ask themselves and their audience some important questions: What does justice mean? Who decided that? Who actually made the world so messed up? Are there perhaps demons hiding under the judges' robes? And what would happen if all the adults were gone?

In the Schwankhalle, the children's court tries its own cases: the children bring their perspectives on social (in)justice to the theater stage in a playful, dancing and humorous way. Every detail is important, everything is up for negotiation and at some point a verdict is reached. Oh dear!

Side events

Performance on Sat 6.4. 17:00 with audience discussion afterwards

Information about the artists

"Das Kindergericht" is a joint project by the Schwankhalle, the Frankfurt performance collective imaginary company and the Bremen association unperform e.V. in cooperation with the Grundschule am Buntentorsteinweg. Since the 2023 autumn vacations, children and young people from Bremen have been using real cases to explore the question of how justice is found and what it actually has to do with our personal sense of justice.

imaginary company came together based on a common question: How can sophisticated political theater for children and young people be realized that takes them seriously and yet remains empathetic? The resulting works do not see themselves as theater only for young audiences, but as theater for everyone. The focus of the award-winning works has always been the direct experience of abstract, complex issues in the form of performative and literary distortions of reality and the joint engagement with the audience of children, young people and adults at eye level.
Instagram: @_imaginarycompany

The non-profit association unperform e.V. was founded in February 2017 with the aim of promoting art and culture. It implements projects in the fields of theater, dance and performance. Its members have been working professionally in these fields for years and have realized small and large art and cultural projects in various constellations, freelance and in institutions in the past.
Instagram: @unperform_bremen

Information on accessibility

The audience area in the grandstand is seated.
Wheelchair spaces are usually located in the front row and can be reserved in advance by telephone(0421 520 80 70), by email or by entering them in the ticket store.

Individual requirements such as specific seats, early boarding or an additional ticket for an accompanying person can also be specified when purchasing or reserving tickets.

Further information on the accessibility of our premises can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 0421 520 80 70.


Concept: imaginary company (Arthur Romanowski, Anja Schneidereit)
Director: Arthur Romanowski
Stage & set: Anja Schneidereit
Choreography: unperform (Tim Gerhards)
Production: Mari Lena Rapprich & Sofie Ruffing
Design assistance: Anna Romanowska

Das Kindergericht is a cooperation between the Schwankhalle, imaginary company, unperform e.V. and the Grundschule am Buntentorsteinweg. As part of the "tanz und theater machen stark" program of the Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste. We would like to thank brynja Raum for their support.

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Price information:

Free admission - donations welcome! Family*friendly - recommended from 8 years. Please book a free ticket or make a reservation by phone or email: 0421 520 80 70 (Mon, Wed-Fri 10:00 to 14:00, also on the answering machine) or


Schwankhalle Buntentorsteinweg 112/116 28201 Bremen

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