Barbara Kölling is a pioneer in children’s theatre. A theatre director from Germany, she explores materials in a simplified way so that children can engage with the medium easily. She stages productions for children and young people, develops plays for the youngest theatregoers from the age of one. She is one of the artistic directors of ‘HELIOS Theatre’, one of the most important free theatre groups in Germany. The theatre has a special concept of a ‘children’s-theatre-house’.