Lücht un Spööl bi d` Evenburg // Lights and theatre on Evenburg Castle

Theatre ANU creates an evening that celebrates joy, the desire for adventure and the beauty of the childlike world…

Where is the child I was, does it live within me or has it gone? // Pablo Neruda: The Book of Questions

Night has fallen at Evenburg Castle and the dream begins: trees are bathed in light, showing their faces. Dreamy figures awaken from their long sleep and come to life: An elf magically sets a mobile of lights in motion. A woman meets her own shadow, it reaches out to her. A man catches images from the dark night sky and tells the most amazing stories for big and small adventurers.

Three things from paradise have remained for us: the stars of the night, the flowers of the day and the eyes of the children. // Dante Alighieri

It has been decided. “Lücht un Spööl bi d` Evenbörg 2021 – In’t Land van mien Kinnertied” will take place this year.

The new cultural event will be offered on four evenings in the castle park of the Evenburg in Leer-Loga. “Due to Corona, we have to change a few things, but we are pleased that four magical evenings have been made possible,” say District Administrator Matthias Groote and Kurt Radtke, Managing Director of Touristik GmbH Südliches Ostfriesland, from the organising team.

In order to ensure that the event in the castle park can proceed in a corona-friendly manner, the event, which was actually planned for September 2020, will be spread over four instead of two evenings: In addition to the weekend of 10/11 September, the weekend of 3-4 September will also be offered to visitors.

How do I change my tickets?

From 4 August 2021, the hall of the District Music School in the Evenburg Ensemble will be used for exchanging or returning tickets. All tickets from the previous year must be exchanged by August 25th 2021 – regardless of where they were purchased. The rule is that tickets for Saturday can only be exchanged for one of the two Saturdays and tickets for Friday can only be exchanged for one of the two Fridays. Tickets from 2020 will thus lose their validity and cannot be used as admission tickets this year.

What has changed?

Fixed admission times are noted on the tickets. The visitors will go together in groups from one showing area to the next. The time can be chosen while tickets are still available. The first admission time to the showing area is at 8:15 pm and the last admission is at 10:30 pm. Ticket inspection and registration will take place before admission. There are two waiting areas within the grounds: one for all arriving visitors and one for the next admission time. It is therefore advisable to be at the park entrance 15 to 30 minutes before the admission time. There will be plenty of seating at the eight showing areas. Unfortunately, the previously planned interactive programme has been cancelled this year.

What remains the same?

With light installations around the castle, the ANU theatre ensemble wants to amaze visitors among the bridges and trees and lead them into poetic worlds – the motto of the 2021 performance will be “In’t Land van mien Kinnertied”. The Evenburg Park is particularly suitable for this, the actors say. “It’s really romantic here.” A small gastronomic offer is provided by the castle café until midnight.

And if you don’t have time?

It is still possible to return tickets from 2020 until August 30th, 2021. The money will be refunded by bank transfer. Additional tickets are not currently on sale. We are waiting for the possible return of tickets. There is a waiting list for interested parties.

The exchange office is open in the hall of the Kreismusikschule in the Evenburg Ensemble, Schlosspark 22 in Leer, from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. On 18 and 19 August, tickets can also be exchanged or returned between 6 and 7 pm. Telephone enquiries will be answered on 0491-99756000.

The district has been able to win over a number of partners for the event. Support comes from the Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung LeerWittmund, the Ostfriesische Landschaftliche Brandkasse, Orgadata AG and Ostfriesische Industrieleistung GmbH.


Evenburg Castle

Centre for Garden Culture

Am Schlosspark 25

26789 Leer (East Frisia)

Telephone: 0491 99756000


Compliance with the Corona Rules

Distance requirement and hygiene rules

The event can only be attended if an FFP 2 mask is worn as a mouth/nose covering. It must be worn when leaving the theatre installation, when visiting the sanitary facilities and when the applicable minimum distance to other visitors cannot be maintained unexpectedly during the event.

Data protection at Corona Summer 2021

Due to the necessary chain of infection tracing required by the authorities, you are obliged to be able to identify yourself (identity card or passport). The organiser is obliged to document the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the visitors. These contact details will be deleted 4 weeks after the event.