ILT Festival is Aarhus' international performing arts festival, bringing magical, thought-provoking, and unforgettable experiences from around the world to Aarhus every other year.

We use the entire city as our stage, presenting a festival filled with thought-provoking performances and international perspectives, addressing some of the most relevant issues of our time in new ways. Whether it's on one of the city's venues, an iconic landmark, or a hidden corner of Aarhus, ILT Festival gathers the entire city around the wonderful world of performing arts.

Get ready to experience everything from classical drama to dance, installations, and musical performances when ILT Festival once again presents some of the best and most spectacular performing arts from around the world on 21-25 May 2025!

ILT is organized by

Aarhus Teater, Teatret Svalegangen and Teatret Gruppe 38

In co-operation with

Bora-Bora, Teater Katapult, Teater Refleksion, Musikhuset Aarhus, Åbne Scene/Godsbanen, Teaterhuset Filuren and other local partners.

EFFE LABEL 2024/25

The ILT festival has once again been accepted in the European festival network EFFE, which is a quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals showing their engagement in the field of the arts, community involvement and international openness

Read more about EFFE - Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe >>>