Worldwide Competition for Music Theatre and New Opera

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Do you have an idea, in how many ways artists around the world have answered the question „What is music theatre?“ by creating new and innovative works, where music plays a dominant role – staged, online and interactive?

Let us find out!

The Music Theatre NOW Network in cooperation with the International Theatre Institute calls for submission for the fifth edition of the international competition for music theatre and new opera. 

First productions of new works that had premiered between July 2018 and June 2021 are invited to apply for this prestigious award that has been a launchpad for many successful international careers.

Due to the current worldwide situation that challenges the performing arts, the Music Theatre NOW competition is for the first time open to all forms of multi- and intermedia presentations – including interactive online works, live audio experiences and of course staged performances – as long as they integrate a performative aspect. 

We want to experience again the plurality of this genre that we believe to be the most vibrant interdisciplinary art form of the present time that tackles contemporary issues, pushes boundaries and explores new aesthetics.

Deadline for submission is June 30th 2021.

All information about the competition can be found at 

If you have any questions, please contact us at And if you produce work: submit it!

We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you very much for your support! 

Take care!

(Coordinating Director for the team of MTNow)

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