The 18 prize winners will be invited to a special meeting which will probably be held at the "Operadagen", an annual performing arts festival in Rotterdam in May 2019.

The opportunity to attend  Music Theatre NOW, a meeting for creators and presenters of contemporary music theatre, and to give a special presentation of your work. A maximum of two members of the artistic team will be invited.

This meeting, previously called the Music Theatre Workshop, has served as a forum for professionals for many years.
Travel, accommodation and meals for the artists representing the work will be provided by the host organization. Curators and presenters from around the globe will be invited to attend the meeting, which will be held as part of the Operadagen Rotterdam – an international festival of contemporary theatre and opera.

Special Awards / Further Invitations

Invitations for guest performances as prizes for the selected works of MTN 2018 will be announced with the call for applications.


Music Theatre NOW is not only a competition and a platform for innovation, but also a growing archive for contemporary music theatre.

As part of the Media Library for Dance and Theatre, the MIME CENTRE in Berlin, the recent editions of MTN are preserved for scientific research. The non-commercial archive is open to students, scholars, artists and anyone with sufficient interest from all over the world in order to provide an insight into the production of music theatre.

MTN offers the opportunity for participants of the competition to become part of this fantastic archive. Information about your work can be made accessible online - the video-material will be available only to visitors of the Mime Centre.