The Kinder- und Jugendtheater (children and youth theater) Dortmund was founded in 1953 and is thus one of the oldest municipal children and youth theaters in Germany. It addresses an audience from the kindergarten age to young adults. The productions by the KJT Dortmund often take into account the specific perspective of the audience. The theater also offers a broad range of theater pedagogy programs for schools in Dortmund. Youth projects engaging young people to enter the stage themselves have already become a tradition.