The sixth edition of africologneFESTIVAL took place from May 28th - June 6th in Cologne. We were delighted to bring more than 20 events and live streams, ranging from theatre, dance, performance, music, film to staged readings of new works and much more. Due to the 7-day incidence in Cologne the earliest date for a live screening was May 31 at the venue Odonien (Film Documentary On a le temps pour nous). Our festival centre was again in the Alte Feuerwache (close to Ebertplatz).


All events were streamed online and some productions are still available as Video on Demand: On a le temps pour nous - Time is on our side, Traque-Treibjagd & Le syndrome de la Pintade - Das Perlhuhn-Syndrom.


Advance booking for streaming content was and still is available on our website. Tickets could also be purchased on and here.


Most events were followed by talkbacks with the artists, available online.


Due to the current situation we have also rescheduled some of our events. We are hoping to be able to offer you a live experience of those events in late summer/autumn, this includes annual diversCITY Day which is currently scheduled for September 11, 2021.


We are honoured that the Mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker, remains Patron of our festival.


The africologneFESTIVAL 2021 is funded by Stadt Köln, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, NEUSTART KULTUR #TakePart, Deutscher Übersetzerfonds, die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien / Neustart Kultur, Auswärtiges Amt, Goethe-Institut, Kunststiftung NRW, Ministerium für Kinder, Familie, Flüchtlinge und Integration des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Institut français, Fonds Transfabrik, RheinEnergieStiftung Kultur, Agentur vierviertel and private sponsors.