From of April until of May there will be the International Performance Festival again !

Ten days ten years International Performance Festival.

Again we have a reason to celebrate! This year will be the tenth time, that pad is presenting the International Performance Festival as part of the Culture Summer Programme.

Within a ten days programme, dancers and performers from Britain, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Chile will present their innovative performances. Amongst those are some “old acquaintencies” – groups that the audience already knows from former festivals.

Like Mamoru Iriguchi, the British-Japanese artist, who already took part in the first festival in the year 2009 and who has been a very welcome guest for many times since then.
For our ten years anniversary he will present his performance “PREGNANT?!” again – the performance that he staged in Mainz within the very first Festival in 2009.

Save-the date: April, 8 pm:
Festival opening with the councilor for culture, Marianne Grosse, with the performer Mamoru Iriguchi and his cult-performance PREGNANT?!, opening celebration with Sekt and Snack-Buffet.

The complete programme will be published soon under programme current.
The printed programme will be delivered to all bars, pubs, cafés and to many shops in the City Centre of Mainz by the beginning of April.



Free entrance for students

Don’t miss any pad event and make uncomplicated reservations!


Events and Series

  • International Performance Festival (always from end of April until beginning of May)
  • Dance Weekend (always in June or July)
  • Night of the Museums in pad (June bi-annually)
  • Watch&Eat, durational performance improvisation “nonstoponstage” by Schmitt&Schulz (6 times a year)
  • various guest performances
  • big annual Schmitt&Schulz-production (every year in November)

Detailed information see also under → programme → events and series