About us The intimate theatre at the harbor front of Aarhus

The intimate theatre at the harbor front of Aarhus

Teatret Gruppe 38 is a professional, awarded theatre which has existed since 1972. The theatre is located at the harbor front of Aarhus Ø, and led by the Artistic Leader, Playwright and Actor Bodil Alling. 

We present Danish and international performing arts at our two stages, which means we are one of the places to go to, if you are looking for international events in Aarhus. 

Close to audience

We strive to be close to our audience – both on stage, at the office and in our foyer before and after performances.

At Teatret Gruppe 38 you get alternative, quirky and whimsical, but accessible performing arts experiences that you will not find anywhere else in Aarhus. All performances presented by Teatret Gruppe 38 are created for intimate scenes, meaning that the present contact with audience is essential.

Experiences that sharpen the imagination

Teatret Gruppe 38’s aesthetic profil is whimsical, hand-held, and poetic. We strive to create unpredictable, thought-provoking theatre that sharpens the imagination and the courage to change something seemingly unchangeable. And to create vivid stories that strengthen the feeling of cohesion because audiences can recognize themselves and each other in our performances.

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Teatret Gruppe 38 neonskilt - Foto Lars K. Olesen

International performing arts in Aarhus

Teatret Gruppe 38 has an extensive tour-programme – in Denmark and abroad. Amongst other destinations, we have been visiting Australia, Croatia, Norway, Canada, USA, Germany, Estonia, Scotland and Japan.

List of all our international tours since 2010.

Every season, Teatret Gruppe 38 presents international performances. As a theatre frequently touring internationally, we experience a lot of international performing arts and the best of it, we wish to share with our audiences in Aarhus – Danes as well as internationals.


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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 


Teatret Gruppe 38 has been nominated and given multiple awards throughout 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 was given the Visionary Price of The Danish Lauritzen Foundation.

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