The Academy for Theatre and Digitality

As a globally unique project, the Academy for Theater and Digitality offers space for digital innovation, artistic research and technology-oriented education and training. It is the center for the development of new theater forms and technologies that are significantly shaped by digitalization. Fellowships, sponsored by a wide range of partner institutions, are awarded annually to art and theater professionals from around the world.

More about the Academy

New building

On September 2, 2023, the Academy for Theatre and Digitality opened its almost 2000 m2 new building at Speicherstraße 17 in Dortmund's emerging digital quarter. In the presence of Ina Brandes, Minister for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Thomas Westphal, Lord Mayor of the City of Dortmund, and 150 guests from the worlds of art, politics, science and business, the new black-brick building (Architektur.dlx) was opened to the public.

Read the official press release

Space and equipment

The new building of the Academy for Theater and Digitality is situated in the Digital Quarter at the Dortmund harbor. Almost 2000sqm and a total of 7 research labs offer the fellows state-of-the-art equipment such as a motion capturing system, green screen technology, various sensor technologies, lidar scan technology, laser cutter and 3D printer. Expertise and equipment in areas ranging from MR, XR, VR and AR applications to AI and robotics applications expand research opportunities and offer insight into the digital methods and technologies of the future theatre. 

More on our space and equipment



Knowledge and tutorials
a cooperation between DTHG, and the Academy for Theatre and Digitality
documentation and archive
the academy's documentation platform
digital Co-production LAB
teaching, consulting and prototyping development