Gilsa 2023 | The Great Journey

In collaboration with Theater Magica

3.500 candles. 300 old suitcases. Suitcase towers, suitcase fountains, visitor suitcases – everyone embarks alone on The Great Journey through the Labyrinth. 3 hours of stars falling from the sky and of characters revealing their stories – with their eyes, their voices, their bodies.

A sea of lights flowing over town squares and parks, through tunnels and great halls. For those who venture inside, it becomes a playful labyrinth of lights full of poetic theatrical moments. Eight characters tell us of their dreams, of being stuck, and of their little islands of happiness – a poetic play on the way to the centre.

Let yourself be enchanted by magical images, by the expressive play and the poetic stories. Linger until you’re carried out into the night again.


  • 02.+03.06.2023




Schlossgarten Gilsa
An der Kirche
34599 Neuental

9:45 pm

Kultursommer Nordhessen
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 33
34131 Kassel
0561 988 393-99

The event will also take place during light rain (except in the event of severe weather, storms, etc.). We recommend sturdy shoes and rainwear. Please refrain from using umbrellas. The paths are not always paved. Unfortunately, this means that the production has a limited accessibility. If the event has to be cancelled for weather reasons before one hour of the performance has been completed, the ticket entitles the holder to admission of another performance date of the GREAT JOURNEY, subject to availability.