The Staatstheater Braunschweig became a member of the European Theatre Convention during the General Assembly in Nicosia on May 14, 2010. It is a state-owned theatre in the second largest city of Lower Saxony/Germany and offers not only drama, but also opera, musical theatre and orchestra, a contemporary dance company and a section especially aimed at young people's theatre productions. The repertoire of about 30 premieres and more than 500 performances per season is presented on several venues located in the center of the city. The »Großes Haus« is a building in German Renaissance style containg 896. Nearby, the »Kleines Haus« has almost 300 seats. In »Haus Drei« with 80 seats plays for children and young people are shown and in the »Hausbar«, a studio opened in 2010, the audience can watch contemporary plays, listen to readings and concerts or meet the artists at after show parties.
Since 2010 Joachim Klement is the new director-general of Staatstheater Braunschweig. One of his main focuses is on the support of young international directors, playwrights and composers. As a result Joachim Klement initiated »Fast Forward«, European Festival for Young Stage Directors. The annual festival is curated by Barbara Engelhardt. »Fast Forward« is not only a European talent show but also a successful promotion of young artists and a place which offers the possibility for an international exchange for interested people, professional audience, job starter, professional theatre makers and students. In the supporting program the festival collaborates with the ETC. Apart from this the Staatstheater stages two more festivals: »Themenwoche Interkultur«, Festival for Diversity and Cultural Participation and »fresh«, Dance Days Brunswick. The repertoire includes unconventional staged classics, world premieres and German first performances of contemporary drama and intercultural theatre. Daniela Löffner, the resident director, was nominated for the FAUST Award 2011 in the category of Children- and Youth Theater Direction. From 2010 to 2012 the Staatstheater Braunschweig collaborated with the z/k/m in Zagreb. Two world premieres have been staged: »Landscape with the Fall« by Ivana Sajko and »Yellow Line« by Juli Zehs und Charlottes Roos.