Something Great is an independent organisation and venue dedicated to international contemporary performing arts. Our mission is to champion exceptional artists of our time and provide diverse audiences with opportunities to engage with and experience their work.  We create opportunities for artists to  research, create, present, and tour their works, as well as to develop and share the legacy of their artistic practices with wide-ranging audiences, both today and in the future. 

Since our foundation in 2017, we’ve been  based in Berlin. In 2022, we expanded our headquarters to Mentin, a village in the Ruhner Berge, a rural area and municipality in the northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. There, we established Something Great - Internationales Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Darstellende Kunst, a new international center for contemporary performing arts, located just a 1.5-hour drive from both Berlin and Hamburg.

At Something Great, artists from around the world are at the core of everything we do. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, with varied artistic practices and perspectives, we champion both established and emerging artists who bring unique, unconventional approaches to contemporary theater, dance, and performance.

Every year, we collaborate with our associated artists,  helping them to develop new artistic creations and tour internationally. Additionally we support various other artists and art professionals through the programs of our house. Closely intertwined with our house programs and artist collaborations, we build our collection which is solely dedicated to international contemporary performing arts with a focus dance and performance.   

Something Great is the result of the committed work of our team members, both past and present. Our activities and projects are made possible by the generous support of our funders, sponsors, and donors. Their crucial collaboration and vital support enables us to advance our mission and continue our important work.

If you have any questions, or would like know more, please don’t hesitate to contact us.