Grand Theatre as your home?

New to Groningen and curious about what goes on from the front doors to the backstage of a theatre? Now you can find out, by living in one! We are looking for an international student who would like to live with us for 2-3 weeks this October.

UPDATE: Admission is closed.

As part of the international Meet the Neighbours project, we, Grand Theatre are eagerly connecting and building relationships with the new members of our city. With this goal as our backdrop, we are now looking for 1 or 2 international students to live in our theatre for a couple of weeks. We would like you to experientially learn about our world of theatre making here in Groningen and for you to show us your perspective of the city as someone with a different and unique cultural and academic background.

Who are we looking for?
International students living in Groningen, who:

> are excited by the idea of living in a theatre for a few weeks in October 2018
> want to know what Grand Theatre has to offer and how we present this to the city
> are curious about experiencing another side of the city and its people

What are we going to do?
Firstly, we invite students who are new to Groningen to stay with us: we welcome you to study, work, eat, sleep, talk and think with us. We invite you to Grand Theatre’s performances during your live-in period, as well as to smaller, more intimate presentations of unfinished work. We invite you to experience our practice, but also to show us yours: what makes your study so interesting? What are your ambitions? And how do you experience this city and its inhabitants? We want to get to know you and put you centre stage.

Secondly, we welcome artist collective MOHA to Groningen. With our support they will research the way international students experience Groningen, how they see and participate in the city’s environment and how this actively influences their lives here.

To make MOHA’s experience genuine, contextual and immersive, they will live and work for a number of weeks at The Student Hotel. At the end of this period, MOHA will present a performance piece at The Student Hotel based on their findings.

How to apply?
Interested in participating in this exciting project? Please send your name and phone number to and outline to us what it is that YOU would like to explore whilst living between our four walls.

About Grand Theatre
Grand Theatre is an iconic theatre for independent performing arts, situated at the central ‘Grote Markt’ in Groningen. It’s a place where both national and international artists showcase their passions to our enthusiastic audiences, create new works in a creative and curated environment, and have space to be influenced by our unique city in as big or small a way as desired. Grand Theatre is a platform for hosting and presenting in a lively city atmosphere.

Co-funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme.

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union