About us The intimate theatre at the harbor front of Aarhus

Whimsical, internationally acknowledged theatre at the harbor front of Aarhus

Teatret Gruppe 38 is a professional, awarded theatre which has existed since 1972. Today, the theatre is located at the harbor front of Aarhus Ø. Here we present thought-provoking performing arts experiences that sharpens your imagination and gives a well needed space for reflection in a hectic world.

Teatret Gruppe 38 is led by Artistic Leader, Playwright and Actor Bodil Alling who has been rewarded with a number of honorary awards and achieved international recognition. 

At Teatret Gruppe 38 you get alternative, quirky but relatable 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.

Unpredictable but recognizable

Teatret Gruppe 38’s aesthetic profil is unique, whimsical, hand-held, and poetic. We strive to create unpredictable but recognizable stories that strenghtens your courage to change something seemingly unchangeable. 

International programme – also for non-Danish speaking audiences

Teatret Gruppe 38 presents both Danish and international performing arts at our two stages in Aarhus. If you do not speak Danish, please keep an eye on our international programme. 

See our popular performance posters by artist Claus Helbo.

Teatret Gruppe 38 neonskilt - Foto Lars K. Olesen

Small theatre with an international profile – and a great view

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.

Look here for examples of international tours since 2010.

Teatret Gruppe 38 presents international performances on our stage in Aarhus too. 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.

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 awarded with multiple awards throughout the years.
The ones we are most proud of:

SUPPOSE YOU HAD A PORTABLE GRAMMOPHONE 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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