The international picture, object and puppetry theatre festival „Figura“presents over 30 top-class productions from Switzerland and abroad every two years, including numerous Swiss premières. Since 1994, poetic, witty, bizarre and sophisticated productions can be seen for six days in all theatres, streets and squares of the city. Naturally, Figura also intends to enable or facilitate access to the events for people with various levels of disability. Since 2018, the festival has therefore been the first cultural institution in the canton of Aargau to be awarded the "Culturally Inclusive" label.
After the 2020 edition had to be cancelled, the festival now presents the object and figure theatre weekend "figurati!" from 11 to 13 June 2021 with four productions from Belgium, Germany, France and Russia. Check out the festival website for the full programme.
The next regular FIGURA edition will take place from 21 to 26 June 2022. Once again, around 30 international productions will take part in the programme and, for the 10th time, the cantonal government of Aargau will award the coveted "Grünschnabel" sponsorship prize for puppet theatre by young people.