The photo shows a view from above of the stage at Christuskirchplatz. Artists on skis can be seen on the stage, with a large number of spectators sitting in front of them.

Street theater

On the first weekend in August, this year on August 3 and 4, 2024, the gemstone cutter and goldsmith market takes place below the Felsenkirche church in Idar Oberstein.

Originating from the tradition of gemstone cutting, an Eldorado for every gemstone and jewelry fan has developed here. The market features numerous exhibitors presenting geodes, minerals and silver jewelry, as well as high-quality gemstones, pearls and precious jewels.

The popular street theater in the Oberstein district takes place parallel to the gemstone cutters' and goldsmiths' market. A fascinating stage program takes place on the "OIE Stage" on Christuskirchplatz in the Oberstein pedestrian zone. From exceptional jugglers in the play "Cie. Wilson, Sing!", to circus acrobatics with live music from the group "ConTakt" and the street theater band "SopaLoca", which is based on South American and tropical music, there is something for everyone. Joe Dieffenbacher alias "Nakupelle" transforms the everyday into a playground full of imaginative and absurd fun. He performs the play "Paper Work" and "The Trap". There will also be daring bicycle acrobatics on show.

Other walk acts delight passers-by along the pedestrian zone. A wacky rat gang conquers the world beyond the sewers. The "Theater PasParTouT" plays music from ratty to spicy as a gaudy rodent combo. The "Teatro Due Mondi" (Italy) presents "Fiesta", an Italian street theater parade on stilts with imaginative costumes and traditional Italian songs. The show continues with "Pere Hosta", who creates funny, surreal and witty moments with a real door.

The artists and their performances

  • The program on Saturday

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  • The program on Sunday

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The city of Idar-Oberstein would like to thank the following sponsors and supporters for their support of the street theater festival:

Logo Kreissparkasse Birkenfeld
Logo Globus Holding
Logo Ministry for Women, Family, Culture and Integration Rhineland-Palatinate
Logo Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz

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