Worldwide Competition for New Opera and Music Theatre

Call for applications


Submission period

Mon May 10 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Wed Jun 30 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Tue Aug 31 at 4 PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Administration fee 15 €
The prestigious Music Theatre NOW Award seeks to honour daring and groundbreaking forms of professionally produced new works from the most vibrant interdisciplinary art form of the present time. From new opera to interactive audio-spatial experience, from staged concert to hybrid streaming aesthetics.

The Music Theatre NOW Network in cooperation with the International Theatre Institute calls creators from all over the world to submit first productions of new works that premiered between July 2018 and June 2021 to the only international competition for music theatre and new opera.

Prizewinners will be invited to festivals and venues from partners of our network, where they will be able to present their work in various forms. This promotion of new music theatre has been a launchpad for several successful international careers.

Apply now with your recent innovative work for the premier international competition of music theatre

Open to all forms
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 are looking forward to your explorations of new aesthetics that push boundaries and tackle contemporary issues.

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