GROTEST MARU creates theatre in public spaces and is inspired by visual, physical, and object theatre, as well as installation and landart.

GROTEST MARU was founded in 1996 at Kunsthaus KuLe in the centre of Berlin, where it was based until 2018. Since 2019 the company is located at Kunstquartier Bethanien in Berlin Kreuzberg. The company has been touring internationally with its productions since 1999, often supported by the Goethe Institute.


GROTEST MARU specialises in developing site specific projects for different situations, architectural spaces or landscapes. Through workshop programmes local artists and community groups can be integrated into bigger productions.


GROTEST MARU explores forms of communication that cross cultural borders. As a network of international artists with diverse cultural and artistic backgrounds, the company creates an universal image-based theatrical language, mostly without words, that can be understood worldwide.