Application Newcomershow 2020

The Newcomershow is an international variety festival for artists from all over the world. In two weeks with nine show days artists have the possibility to get to know the german variety scene. There is *no age limit* for participation. The only requirement for entering the competition is that the artist must not have been under contract with their act at a German variety theatre.


June 29th - 30th 2020Arrivals | Technical set up
July 01st - 02nd 2020Rehearsals
July 02nd - 05th 2020Show days
July 08th - 11th 2020Show days
July 12th 2020Gala with Professional Audience, Jury and Awards
July 13th 2020 Departure


Please fill in the online application form to start the application process.


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  1. Full video of your act, unedited from beginning to end, 4 to 7 minutes.
    The video should be on youtube (not listed) or vimeo (without password and with download option)

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  2. 3 professional digital photos of your act including the photographer´s name (example: artistphotography.JPG)

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Terms and Conditions

What is the Newcomershow?

The Newcomershow is an international variety festival which is organized by Krystallpalast Varieté Leipzig and regulary attendet by over 70 agents, bookers and artistic directors. It is also a competition.

On eight show days artists can present their acts for the first time in a German theatre. At the Gala show on Sunday evening, a Jury consisting of leading German Variety theatres and circus experts will award the winner with a contract at Krystallpalast Varieté Leipzig. Furthermore, there will be special awards given by well known German variety theaters in combination with contracts in the respective theatre. Also the audience will vote for their favorite performance.

What´s the aim of the festival?
The aim of the Newcomershow is to present new artists and extraordinary performances to the German variety scene and allow artists to establish careers in Germany. We´d also like to give artists a first impression about how Variety works in Germany

There will be also several workshops offered for the participants. Artists have the possibility to get in direct contact with the Artistic Directors and bookers of the leading German variety theatres.

The artists will be paid a fee. The heigh of the fee will be communicated with the confirmation of the participation for the festival. If the artist doesn´t want to agree to the offer, they can still draw back their confirmation within one week. Krystallpalast Varieté Leipzig carries the full costs for accommodation and food. Furthermore, travel costs are paid partly by Krystallpalast Varieté after the artists arrival. Travel costs will only be paid to artists performing on stage at the Newcomershow.

The following travel costs will be paid:
Zone 1: Germany 200, 00 €
Zone 2: Europe 400, 00 €
Zone 3: World 700, 00 €
Transport costs for props are already included in these fees.

By submitting this form I agree with the entrance requirements. The competitors assent to the use of the submitted photo/video material for promotional purposes and/or for its publication on the official homepage. All submitted visual materials (photos) is retained for the duration of the event for all printed material or electronic media by the organisers.

The competitors accept that the rehearsals and performances will be recorded and that no claim for recompense thereby results for them. The usufruct of this material (photos) is retained by the organisers. Krystallpalast Varieté is not liable for accidents, bodily harm and illness during the residence in Leipzig. For damage or burglary of props and costumes the Krystallpalast Varieté is also not liable.

During the application process the uploaded photos will be stored in an amazon cloud.

If you have any questions, please write us an email to:

After the selection process the candidates will be contacted in May 2020.

Please make sure that you have read and understand these terms and conditions before submitting your application.

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