What will tomorrow’s theatre look like?

Therefore digital.DTHG is the new area of competence of the Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft (German Theatre Technical Society): we explore the potentials of digital technologies for theatre – between analog spaces and digital worlds. In pilot projects, we develop initial approaches for theatre architecture, stage technology and stage design. The first research project Im/material Spaces – AR and VR for Theatre is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and was launched in october 2019 for a period of two years.

The aim is to link the new technical possibilities with the specific needs of theatre: how can stage sets be conceived virtually and new digital design methods be integrated into current theatre operations? How can digital technologies increase onstage and backstage safety?


How can the future renovation process of a theatre building be discussed transparently and participatively with the public through an Augmented Reality application? How is im/material cultural heritage made accessible to a broad public?

In addition to innovative research work on the development of transferable exemplary solutions, digital.DTHG serves as discussion forum and communication platform.
Together with our international partners from universities, museums, politics and industry, we bundle comptences in order to develop a sustainable and practical digital vision for the future of theatre and other cultural institutions.






AR in Event Technology – Workshop II on 29 January 2020 in Dortmund

Ideas workshop with partners from industry and theatre In theatre and event technology there are often two souls living in the chest of the technician: on the one hand, he or she appreciates reliable tools & technologies that have been tried and tested for years, but on the other hand, there is always curiosity about …

Lecture: Im/material Spaces – Virtual and Augmented Reality open new approaches to cultural heritage

Cordial invitation to the lecture by Franziska Ritter and Pablo Dornhege: How can digital technologies open up new approaches to cultural heritage? Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 10 – 13 h Technology Foundation Berlin, Grunewaldstrasse 61-62, 10825 Berlin Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are technologies that complement our existing communication spaces and promote new …

digiS Workshop: Virtual and Augmented Reality

On November 25, 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm, the workshop “Virtual and Augmented Reality – How can digital technologies open up new accesses to cultural heritage?” organized by digiS took place at the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB).

Successfully started!

Finally it’s time: Thanks to the support of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM), our research project has started: With the title “Im/material Spaces – Augemted and Virtual Reality for Theatre”, we will dedicate the next two years under the direction of Franziska Ritter and Pablo Dornhege entirely to the questions …