Music Theatre Now - Worldwide Competition for New Opera and Music Theatre

Deadline: 30 June 2023 17:00

The Competition

Music Theatre NOW (MTNOW) is the premier competition for first productions of new works, which have been professionally created anywhere in the world. Since 2008 more than 1500 world premieres of new opera and music theatre have entered our competition to take part in our unique convention that brings together practitioners and presenters from across the globe. Former winners have staged their works at various festivals around the globe, such as Operadagen (Rotterdam), Prototype Festival (New York) or Shanghai International Contemporary Theatre Festival ACT. MTNOW has been a launchpad for several successful international careers.

A jury of five internationally acclaimed music theatre professionals will select at least 6 outstanding productions..

These winners will be invited to present their works in short lectures at the international convention of Music Theater NOW at the O. Festival in Rotterdam in May 2024. 

Music theatre productions which had premiered between July 2021 and June 2023 will be eligible for this edition of the competition.