Teatret Gruppe 38 is located at Irma Pedersens Gade 222, 8000 Aarhus C at Aarhus Ø (Oe).

About us

A small theatre with great international reach

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, whimsical and philosophic 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.

List of all our international tours since 2010.

Theatre plays in English at Teatret Gruppe 38

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 theatre – and an important part of Danish culture – in an understandable language.

True, vivid theatre

We strive to create and present enriching, immersive and challenging artistic experiences.

We seek the complexity of the simple to create unpredictable, thought-provoking experiences that sharpen imagination – and experiences the audience can recognize themselves and their surroundings through.

Theatre for everyone

Some of the performances we present are only suitable for adults – most of them appeal equally to adults and children. If you visit us in company with children, please do comply with the minimum age requirements of the specific performance.


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Festivals and Biennials

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

:DANISH+ Danish Performing Arts for Children and Young People

STAND ALONE – Solo Performance Festival

ILT – International Living Theatre 

Awards and Nominations

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

Suppose You had A Portable Gramophone was rewarded with the Danish performing arts award: Reumert of The Year for Special Performance of The Year 2019. 

The performances Hans Christian, you must be an angel (2006) and The little Match Girl (2003) received the great Danish theatre award: Reumert of The Year for Best Performance for Children and Young People.

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.

In 2017, theatre director Bodil Alling won the Visionary Price of The Danish Lauritzen Foundation.

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