Welcome to Music Theatre NOW

A competition and a meeting

dedicated to worldwide exchange in new opera and music theatre.

Presented by the Music Theatre NOW Network of International Theatre Institute

in cooperation with the German Centre of ITI.

The call for applications of the 3rd Music Theatre NOW edition ended June 30th 2015.

450 participants from 54 countries took part.

Find out more about the winning productions: CLICK HERE



The next edition of MTN is scheduled for 2018.
The call for applications will be announced end of 2017.




Use the dropdown menu on top of the site to explore Music Theatre NOW.

Find out more about prizes, the meeting, the jury, the application process or the past winners.

The entries go from traditional to experimental, low budget productions to large-scale ones, cafe performance to gallery installation, and of course, the use of conventional venues too. Amongst the works are operas, musicals and music performances (concert), whilst the definition of music theatre is becoming more hybrid and/or multi-faceted.  As a genre, music theatre is evolving and defining itself.

(Danny Yung, jury-member 2012)