Krystallpalast Varieté Leipzig presents

Dear Artists

Due to the current global circumstances we have had to cancel this year´s festival. The worldwide travel situation and the regulations implemented by governments has resulted in an uncertain future for the coming months. After long deliberation, these circumstances have forced us to make this very difficult decision.

We want to thank you all for your applications. We understand that the cancellation of all events worldwide is dramatically affecting artists and from our side, we are doing everything we can to enable us to give you your stage back as soon as possible. Unfortunately, given the current situation this means that we need to close the theatre and keep social distance in order to help everybody to stay healthy.

If you have applied for this year´s festival, we will keep your application for the Newcomershow next year in July 2021. We are now looking even more forward to celebrating the 20th edition of the Newcomershow in 2021 with you!

Keep on being creative and take all precautions stay healthy!

Wishing you all the best,

Your Newcomershow team


Founded in 2000, the Newcomershow has established an exciting entry into the prestigious world of German Variety. For an intense week of rehearsals and nine brilliant evenings of performance, rising artists from all over the world meet at Krystallpalast Varieté in Leipzig to share passion, dedication and inspiration. 

Judged by agents and directors from renown German Theatres, the Newcomershow offers prizes, professional support and priceless experience. 


The show

The Newcomershow presents nine spectacular evenings of comedy, acrobatic artistry and innovation. 

We offer both new and seasoned professionals (of any age) a chance to deput their talent in German Variety. 

After Sunday´s Gala show, the Festival provides a meet-and-greet buffet dinner where artists can personally meet the leading agents and directors from German Variety. 

The festival prizes are in form of contract offers from the largest and most prestigious Variety theatres in Germany. Prize winners are guarenteed contract offers - which means you´ve made it! You´re performing in German Variety Theatre. 

Not only that, but throughout the festival weeks, artists will have access to support and advice from our fabulous and experienced staff on anything from professionalism in emailing to business card design and how to receive and sign contracts. 


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