In 2017 the RING AWARD will be held for the eighth time in Graz.


From 2015 to 2017, for the eighth time the International Competition for Stage Direction and Design will be held in Graz, Austria. 

As before, the Ring Award competition will offer young artists – who form production teams of one stage director and one stage designer each – an opportunity to subject themselves to the verdict of acknowledged international experts. Again several prizes will be awarded: in addition to the awards given by the Province of Styria and the City of Graz, the Ring Award Jury and a separate Theatre Jury will decide on further prizes sponsored by themselves. Furthermore, several theatres and opera houses will sponsor special prizes in the form of commissions for stagings (direction and design).

This competition is still the only one of its kind worldwide reflecting the most recent developments in the art of staging musical theatre and giving young artists the chance of finding international resonance for their views of what musical theatre should be like today.


RING AWARD, Kulturverein an initiative of WAGNER FORUM GRAZ, in collaboration with BÜHNEN GRAZ and cooperating with the Department of Stage Design at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz 

The RING AWARD is an artistic activity officially supported by the International Association of Wagner Societies.