Theaterpädagogisches Zentrum
Universitätsplatz 5-6
49808 Lingen (Ems)
Tel. 0591 916630

Theater Pedagogic Center of the Emslandig Region e.V.


TPZ Lingen – there´s a lot going on!

The “Theaterpädagogische Zentrum der Emsländischen Landschaft” [TPZ] (Emsland Drama Education Center) was founded in 1980 and is a specialized academy for theater, play, dance, circus and different media.

The premises of the TPZ are located in a historic living- and seminar building of the University of Lingen dating back to the 17th century (Professorenhaus). It houses an auditorium with 100 seats, various exercising rooms, one workshop and an audio-studio as well as an administrative wing. The “Professorenhaus” was repaired and renovated and redesigned to an so called 'Erlebnishaus' (adventure and experiential area). In one year approximately 50.000 visitors, course participants etc. take part in the events of the TPZ Lingen..

The TPZ was awarded the YGDRASYL-Prize of the LEGO Company for its innovative work with one of the most prominent and the highest prized cultural award in the world. The focal points of the work at the TPZ Lingen are - among others -:
  • further- and advanced education in the areas of theater-, play-, dance- and circus-education
  • regional cultural work, theater-, dance- and circus courses for children, youth and adults
  • carrying out regional and international festivals and projects, i.e.
  • International Festival of Puppets, International Festival of the Senses – a festival for disabled and nondisabled people, the World’s Festival of Children’s Theatre
  • target group work among them with disabled and nondisabled young people as well as the organization and realizing corresponding specialist conferences.

adventure and experiential area
opening hours from Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm; Saturdays from 10:00 to 12:00 a.m. During the weekends by appointment and during school vacation always in the afternoons.
The complete house filled with fun and you are right in the middle of it! Many terrific games for in- and outdoors. Free of charge! School classes are also cordially invited. Birthday parties for children can be celebrated here.
The service range of the TPZ is as follows:
  • Hiring of costumes, make-up, stage- and lighting etc. costume stock with over 10.000 costumes
  • Play- and drama counseling (special library)
  • Publishing of literature and materials to play- and theater education
    The “Theaterpädagogische Zentrum” has been the new domicile of the Puppet Theater of Lingen since 2009. Before that it was in the “Kulturzentrum impulse“ in the “Alten Molkerei“ in Freren. You can find additional information here (German website).

Fotos v.o.n.u.: Headerfoto Stadt Lingen (Ems), o.A., o.A., o.A., o.A.