Female Peace Palace

Theatre and Resistance in Times of War

Festival from 31.3. - 23.4.2023

Münchner Kammerspiele & Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus

Female Peace Palace

The “Female Peace Palace festival is dedicated to the courage, vision and struggles of women in war and resistance. Comprising theatre and discussions, it draws a line from a visionary historic event during the First World War, which was largely organised from Munich – the first “Women’s Peace Congress” held in 1915 in The Hague – to current conflict zones. Placing their faith in art and theatre, the invited artists will search for ways to describe the dilemmas and hell of war, while at the same time dedicating themselves to finding the strength from which the future can grow. Together with guests from countries including Ukraine, Iran, Syria and Belarus, the “Female Peace Palace opens up a space for understanding about freedom, resistance and contradictions in the transnational spirit of The Hague in 1915. The festival is an invitation to start conversations and to dream at a time when, faced by hatred and war, we may lack the words and imagination.

The literary scholar Fabienne Imlinger meets activists, artists, scientists and curators for a conversation.

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Female Peace Palace
Versammlung | Assembly
Symposium with livestream

Did you miss our assembly? Watch all the talks here!

A Palace for Peace - 21.4.2023 at Münchner Kammerspiele

Women in War and Resistance - 22.4.2023 at Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus

Art and War: A Conversation with Writers from Conflict Zones - 22.4.2023 in der Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus

Queer Talk Show: Exile and Resistance - 22.4.2023 at Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus


Female Peace Palace
Halide. Words of flame
A Performance about a Controversial Freedom Fighter • Directed by...
Next date 14.7. UA English Surtitles Female Peace Palace
Anti War Women
How women threaten the war • by Jessica Glause...
UA German surtitles Ukrainian Surtitles Neue Zeit, neue Dramatik
Green Corridors / Зелені коридори
Survey of a War • By Natalka Vorozhbyt
in my hands I carry
An Intervention in Response to Mary Church Terrell • Concept and...
Next date 24.6. English Surtitles
Die Freiheit einer Frau
Based on the novel by Édouard Louis
UA English Surtitles
Bavarian Suffragettes
A devised play on the history of the women’s movement in Munich by...
UA English Surtitles
Der Sprung vom Elfenbeinturm
Based on texts by Gisela Elsner • in an adaptation by Pınar...
Next date 4.7. Female Peace Palace
The stories of Yazidi women • Direction:  Tea Tupajić
Female Peace Palace
Die Mysteriöse Reisende aus Kosmos7
A Futuristic Video Work about Annette Kolb • By Angela Aux & Su...

Take part of Female Peace Palace

This was the #FemalePeacePalace walk on 30.3.
Dress rehearsal for Anti War Women and workshop visit...
Female Peace Palace
Campus #11 „Female* Peace Palace“
We (Be)Write Ourselves and Our Future
Female Peace Palace
SchulCampus #2 „Anti War Women“
Konzipiert von Julia Lena Maier (MK: Mitmachen) gemeinsam mit...
Female Peace Palace
Peace Palace Camp
Theater-Workshops in den Osterferien für alle im Alter von 14 – 23...

Looking further

#FemalePeacePalace #FemaleHeritage #FemaleSociety

Pacifism as utopia in war, war as metaphor and expression of patriarchal structures, ideology as self-deception? In her literary essay for the #FemalePeacePalace slam, Volha Hapeyeva analyses the causes and cruelties of war and also questions how pacifism could succeed. Because even democracy is “no guarantee for peace”.

Female Peace Palace Habibi Kiosk
Das Festival-Wohnzimmer im Habibi Kiosk
Der Habibi Kiosk wird den gesamten Festivalzeitraum lang zur lebendigen Bibliothek!

An exhibition at Monacensia

Around 1900, young women from all over moved to Munich and dared to live a free life as artists. Their rebellion against social barriers and bourgeois morals is reflected in their life plans and texts. Starting with Franziska zu Reventlow, Margarete Beutler and Emmy Hennings, the lives and works of the Bohemian women are presented in the context of literature, culture, politics and society.

Until 31.7.2023, Monacensia in the Hildebrandhaus
Free admission without registration

More about the sustainable cooperation between the Monacensia in the Hildebrandhaus and the Münchner Kammerspiele.

Part of “Female Peace Palace, a joint project between the Münchner Kammerspiele and the Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus. The project is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Fotocredits Hauptgrafik Female Peace Palace im Uhrzeigersinn:

Gruppenbild vom Internationalen Frauenkongress, Den Haag 1915, Urheber*in: unbekannt, Datierung: 1915, Bildnachweis: AddF – Archiv der deutschen Frauenbewegung, Kassel, Sign.: A-D1-00493; Quelle: Bericht des 1. Internationalen Frauenkongresses Den Haag 1915, hrsg. vom Internationalen Frauenkomitee für Dauernden Frieden, Amsterdam 1915, nach S. 2

Suffragettes in prison clothing after their release, 1908. Wearing their prison numbers on badges. They wave joyfully to the crowds. Artist: V Davis(Photo by Museum of London/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Abortion rights activists participate in a 2022 Women’s March with the theme „We Demand Our Rights“ in anticipation oft he upcoming U.S. midterm elections on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. October 8, 2022. REUTERS/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration following the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran, in Istanbul, Turkey, October 2, 2022. REUTERS/Dilara Senkaya