Project Details

Code: IBG 02
Start date: 13 abr 2019
End date: 27 abr 2019
Term: Medium Term (15 days to 1 Month)
Category: SOCIAL
Country: Germany
State: Heidenheim
Airport: Stuttgart, Memmingen, Munich
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99


Your host is the Open-Air Theatre Heidenheim, the 2nd largest one of its kind in Southern Germany. It is situated on the “castle hill” of the town, surrounded by forests, and can accommodate 1100 spectators. The Open-Air Theatre is run by a non-profit association and they are very happy about your help. This project is perfect for everyone who is interested in theatres and wants to have a look behind the scenes! Have a look at the Theatre here:

Work And Activities

This year, you will help with the set construction! In 2019, two plays will be performed (“West Side Story” and “The Thief Lord”) and the stage needs to be renewed accordingly: In the end, the scenery is supposed to look like Manhattan in the fifties and Venice at the same time – a very interesting and challenging task! Therefore, you will create house fronts, floors, stairs, even a building and a Venetian gondola! You will screw, nail, and paint. Smaller requisite needs to be manufactured, too. There will be a work instructor who helps you with all tasks. For sure it is helpful though, if you have a bit of experience in manual/constructional work and used tools like cordless screwdrivers before.

Accommodation And Food

You will be accommodated directly on the project side: Next to the stage, there is huge building for administration, a workshop, a café ... here you will have two rooms for yourselves, showers, a kitchen and a common room. Please don’t forget to bring a sleeping bag!


Heidenheim an der Brenz is a town with about 46.000 inhabitants. The area is rather rural with a beautiful countryside: since it is at the end of the Swabian Albs, there are many hills and forests. There is a castle and a wildlife park in Heidenheim, very close to your project. If you would like to visit a larger town, you may go to Ulm which is only 30km away. But also Stuttgart and Munich are just about 2 hours by train!


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NEXT TRAIN STATION: Heidenheim a. d. Brenz