Workshops 2019

At this year's festival we are offering seven different workshops with a good variety of interesting, challenging and inspiring themes. There are some regular workshops lasting 12 hours from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon and also intensive ones lasting 16 from Thursday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.

We are also using a system to help determine which workshop is the right one for you: The Workshop Factors. We hope you like what we are offering!

The application process
You will have two weeks (May 8th to May 22nd) to fill out the application form for the workshops. Afterwards all applications will go into our lottery and we will draw names to give away the spots. That way everybody has a fair chance.

How to get into a workshop

Here you can find a little overview over the application process for the workshops. Below you'll find our FAQs.



May 8th to May 22nd

Apply for a workshop spot.

Lottery & Confirmation

After having drawn the names from the lottery we will send you an email to let you know if you have gotten a spot.

Festival Fee Transfer & Final Confirmation

If you have been offered a workshop spot, please transfer the festival fee to our bank account. Afterwards you will receive a final confirmation.

Will I receive a confirmation after I have registered for a workshop?

You will be receiving an email with all the info you applied with but it will only get to you in a couple of days. Please be patient – we'll make sure the info gets to you. If you haven't heard from us in two weeks, please drop us a quick note.

My name didn't get drawn in the lottery, so I didn't get a workshop spot. Is there a waiting list?

Yes, there is one. The waiting list order is also determined by the lottery system. As soon as someone gives up their spot, we will give the spot to the next person on the waiting list.

I have already transferred the festival fee but haven't received a final confirmation yet. Have I lost my spot?

No, you haven’t. The banks don't all work at the same speed and we process the cash receipts in one go. That's why it can take a couple of days before you get the final confirmation. If we discover that we haven't received your festival fee, we will check with you before we give your spot to someone else.

What do I do if I'd like to stay longer/shorter at the festival?

Send an email to and we will contact the Youth Hostel.

What happens if it turns out I can't use my workshop spot?

If you cancel your spot before August 31st 2018, you will get back the complete festival fee minus 30 € service fee. After this date we first have to find someone from the waiting list to fill your spot before we can transfer the money back. If we have found someone, you will receive back the entire festival fee minus the service fee. If we don't find one, we unfortunately cannot pay you back. On a side note: Since we usually have a long waiting list, chances are good that we can find somebody. Of course, we can't promise that for sure.

Can I come to the festival even if I don’t have a workshop spot?

Of course! All guests are welcome! There is lots do in Würzburg even without a workshop. You can share meals with the participants, have a look around Würzburg, watch the shows and party with us!

What happens if I arrive late and miss the Check-In?

No problem! We will leave your name and your room number at the reception of the Youth Hostel.

Is it possible to help out with the festival?

Yes! We are very happy for your support! Just send an email and we will get back to you.