Find out more about the International street performance festival

In 1994, LA STRADA receives its own name and is organised as a summer festival with some street theatre. The festival is carried out by the "Kontorhaus – Werkstatthaus für freie Bühnenkunst", now the theaterkontor, in cooperation with the Quartier e.V.

In 1999, the festival moves to Bremen’s city centre. The festival’s conception now completely lies in the hands of the theaterkontor.

Due to reconstruction measures, LA STRADA has to move from Bremen’s city centre to the nearby public park Wallanlagen in 2000, following a ten day festival as a partial programme of the Expo2000.

After the development of a new concept for the park, LA STRADA seeks new challenges and returns to its venue in the city centre in 2006. 

From 2008 onwards, LA STRADA not only takes place in the city centre but since 2009 also in the Wallanlagen once again.

Since 2008, the Sparkasse Bremen donates the big opening show to the festival and thereby also to the city.
Due to that, the large production PI L’EAU by the Dutch Company CLOSE ACT could be invited in the same year.

In 2012, the French Compagnie RETOURAMONT presented its vertical dance DANSE DES CARIATIDES.

In 2013, visitors had the chance to admire THEATER ANU on two evenings with its production DIE GROSSE REISE while wandering through a sea of candles in the Wallanlagen.

In 2014, LA STRADA celebrated it's 20[sup]th[/sup] anniversary with numerous German and World Premieres. Since then, the festival presents itself in a  new design and thus reflects the ongoing development of the festival and the different types of productions.