INTERACTIVE VISITS TO THE GLOBAL NETWORK OF SECRET SERVICES, admission every 15 minutes, for more details click on the event

Directors: Helgard Kim Haug, Daniel Wetzel, Stefan Kaegi, Rimini Protokoll

What is private and what is secret? What information is the state trying to protect? What turns secret services into organisations of power that follow their own agenda? Rimini Protocol invites the audience in the Glyptothek to go on a tour through the world of international intelligence services. An intelligent system leads viewers through exhibits from a bygone era and enacts current positions of former German intelligence service employees, whistle-blowers or politicians. Starting from a position of research, visitors are turned into observers and decision-makers until they eventually find themselves again on their own mission in the international network of “intelligence”. Who can be trusted? Are you still observing, or are you already being observed? Who is a visitor to this performance, and who is not? Is it even a performance?

Shows in English and German, you can enter every 15 minutes, a run takes 1 h 30 min.

February 23, 2017 / 04 p.m. – 10 p.m., last entry 8 p.m.
February 24, 2017 / 01 p.m. – 07 p.m., last entry 5 p.m.
February 25, 2017 / 03 p.m. – 10 p.m., last entry 8 p.m.
February 26, 2017 / 12 p.m. – 06 p.m., last entry 4 p.m.

„Top Secret International (Staat 1)“ IS A PRODUCTION OF Rimini Protokoll and Münchner Kammerspielen, IN CO-PRODUCTION with Goethe-Institut and Haus der Kulturen der Welt. With support from Melbourne Festival and Glyptothek München.

“Top Secret International (Staat 1)” is part of the production series “Staat 1 – 4”, a cooperation between Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Münchner Kammerspiele, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Schauspielhaus Zürich and Rimini Protokoll in the context of the HKW long term project “100 Years of Now”. Funded by Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien. “Staat” was co-initiated by Goethe-Institut, as part of “Sensible Daten”, a international long term project by Goethe-Institut and the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Münchner Kammerspielen and Bard College.

Concept, text, direction

Rimini Protokoll , Helgard Kim Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel


Timothy Carlson, Uwe Gössel, Alexander Manuiloff

Technical Manager

Sven Nichterlein

System development

Stefan Curow, Martin Ohmann

Interaction design

Steffen Klaue


Peter Brombacher, Katja Bürkle, Anna Drexler, Wiebke Puls

Production management

Jessica Páez


Martin Sraier-Krügermann


Imanuel Schipper

Premiere on 10. December 2016