Welcome to Showbox, a festival focusing on children and young people. This year’s festival will be held in Oslo from Tuesday, December 1st, through Saturday, December 5th, 2020.
This year’s festival will not be quite as before, and we are currently working on a form that allows as many people as possible to participate. We want to ensure that we also this year will be an arena where audiences and professionals can gather, that experiences can be exchanged and it can be possible to participate in discussions. Parts of the program will be live, and parts online. Several of the performances will be shown several times, so that as many people as possible can see them, despite limited audience capacity.
Showbox is an international festival of performing arts for children and young people, organized by Scenekunstbruket.
Every year in December, at several venues in Oslo we present a varied range of innovative contemporary performances of different genres and formats. Showbox is a festival, a showcase and a meeting point for artists, organizers and everyone whose interest lies in performing arts for a young audinece.
The festival also has lectures, seminars, discussions and networking events, to contribute to the further development and strengthening of performing arts for children and young people. We place great emphasis on cooperation, discussions and presentations.
The festival was established in 2005, and since then we have become an important performing arts festival for children and young people in Norway.
The young voices of Scenekunstbruket (SUS)
We try to facilitate every aspect of the festival to be able to receive direct feedback from the young members of the audience themselves. We have a blog run by a group of teenagers who participate in the festival. During the week they publish their thoughts, interviews, reflections and reviews of the different performances. The arts we communicate must have meaning, and we are excited about meeting young people and hear their views on performances deemed by adults to be of both good quality and suitable for that particular audience. Risky? Indeed – but we like it!
The festival is presented by the Norwegian Touring Network for Performing Arts – Scenekunstbruket; a national promotion system with emphasis on a younger audience.