About us

Poetic theatre based in Aarhus, Denmark – touring worldwide

Teatret Gruppe 38 is a professional, prizewinning theatre which has existed since 1972. The theatre is located in the city of Aarhus, Denmark, and led by the artistic leader, writer and actor Bodil Alling. We create reflective and poetic theatre, presented in an intimate format.

Teatret Gruppe 38 has an extensive tour-programme – in Denmark and abroad. Amongst other countries, we have lately been visiting Australia, Croatia, Norway, Canada, USA, Germany, Estonia, Scotland and Japan.
See a list of our foreign tours during the recent years.

Performances in English

Every season, we present a programme of theatre in English on our stage in Aarhus. As a theatre frequently performing in English on foreign tours, we want to give non-Danish speaking audiences in and around Aarhus the opportunity to experience professional performance arts in an understandable language.

Festivals and biennials

Teatret Gruppe 38 also organizes and co-organize following festivals and industry events:

:DANISH+| Danish Performing Arts for Children and Young People

STAND ALONE – Solo Performance Festival

ILT – International Living Theatre 

Theatre for everyone

We strive to create and present enriching, immersive and challenging artistic experiences. In this regard, we do not distinguish between theatre for children, young and adults – we present theatre for everyone.

We want audience to feel welcome and well received, while visiting us. We offer professional theatre of high quality in a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere.  It is always possible to sit down together and enjoy beverages, cake and snacks for accessible prices in our café, – before and after performances.


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Awards and nominations

Teatret Gruppe 38 has been nominated and given multiple prices through the years. Some of them are mentioned here:

The performances ’The little Match Girl’ and ’Hans Christian, you must be an angel’ received the Danish theatre price called Reumert for being the best performance for children respectively in 2003 and 2006.

In 2011 Teatret Gruppe 38 as the first Danish theatre received one of the most prestigious theatre awards: The Assitej International’s Honorary President’s Award for Artistic Excellence.