OPEN CALL to the International Days at CPH STAGE 2020 (May 28th to 30th): Showcase + Pitch


6 Danish works from all genres of the performing arts will be elected by a jury for the International Programme. These works will receive special promotion and get the opportunity to be seen by international guests, members of the Danish industry and the English-speaking audience in Copenhagen.

CPH STAGE supports the selected performances by offering a subsidize for a maximum of 20,000 DKK (excl. VAT) per project. However, the festival does not provide fully financial support to said productions. In 2020 CPH STAGE will cooperate with Husets Teater and Dansekapellet to host the selected performances in the International Programme.

5 MINUTE PITCH opportunity at CPH STAGE 2020

Pitch May 29th 2020: 8 works either in stages of pre-production or post-production with premieres in 2019/2020 will be selected by the jury to pitch their project.

To ensure the broadest support for all applicants, productions can only get selected in one category, for either Showcase or Pitch. However, interested applicants may apply for both categories.

Our Aim is to elevate Danish PERFORMING ARTS in the world

One of CPH STAGE’s goals is to present international relevant performances of high quality to international guests and the English-speaking audience in Denmark. Our agenda with the curated international program is to advocate the Danish Performing Arts on a global scene by using the international days at CPH STAGE to showcase the best Danish productions. The jury will emphasize performances of high quality with a genuine and ambitious international potential. Please note, that only applicants whose performances have had premiere at the time of application will be considered.

N.B. – participate in preparation WORKSHOP:

When your performance is selected for the Showcase or the Pitch category you are bound to participate in both a preparation workshop (end of April 2020) and a post-evaluation. Your performance must be represented by a minimum of one team member at these workshops to gain the best outcome from the strategic effort. The workshop will be based on the level brought by participants – to respect the professionalism and experience that all participants bring to the table.


Deadline for application: December 3rd 2019 at 11.59 PM. Use these links:

Results: Decisions will be notified by December 17th 2019

Who can apply: Professional performing artists, theatres and groups who plan to present a performance or pitch a project with an international aim during the International Days of CPH STAGE 2020.

We encourage theatres of all sizes as well as independent ensembles and artists, and artists from all over the country to apply.

N.B.: Theatres and artists with relevant works that have their premiere after the application deadline, please contact us with information on the work and the production plan. 

Questions: Please send all questions by e-mail to CPH STAGE’s international producer Karen Toftegaard at


The Jury: The Jury will consist of a group of selected people with a great knowledge on the Danish and International Performing Arts scene. The members of the jury will be published soon. All members of the Jury may announce themselves as disqualified if a conflict of interest arrises. 

N.B.: All applicants will be published in an assessment sheet after evaluation.


That you can use to strengthen your work at an international scene, with professional and academic content, as well as facilitated networking between the Danish Performing Arts scene and international guests from the International Visiting Programme; which includes programmers and journalists, as well as an increasing participation from producers and artists – which makes it an even greater platform for exchanging thoughts, experiences and opportunities within international colleagues.


CPH STAGE’s International Days is also a platform, where you can test if you like working at an international level:

  • by learning from what your colleagues do
  • by networking/exchanging knowledge with Danish and international colleagues.