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Good to see you!

We are very happy to welcome you in our house.

The Popakademie Baden-Württemberg is a barrier-free building. The building has barrier-free access, the bus stop in front of the building is also barrier-free and therefore easy to reach by public transport. The Popakademie has a handicapped parking space, a handicapped accessible WC with a pull cord and emergency call switch, the doors are suitable for wheelchair users according to DIN18040 and can be operated by pushbuttons and are equipped with finger protection. A lift with Braille lettering and a stretcher are available in case of failure. In the house there are generous movement areas with turning possibilities and there are no thresholds. A pictorial description with common pictograms ensures easy orientation in the house. Ramps and fall protection are available for the stages. Additional ergonomic barriers for staff, students and visitors are available by appointment.

For all questions regarding accessibility in the house, please contact Alexandra Reiter Alexandra.Reiter@popakademie.de.

The Popakademie Baden-Württemberg is an higher education institution and competence centre for the music and creative industries and their pop cultural scenes. By focusing its study programmes on popular music - in economic as well as artistic terms - it offers an academic education that is unique in Germany's public university landscape. Numerous successful careers of musicians and creatives have been founded here.

Parallel to its function as a teaching institution, the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, as a competence centre, realises numerous projects in a regional, national and international context.

© Thorsten Dirr
26. September 2023

Start of semester at the Popakademie

Yesterday, the winter semester started for the students of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg.
We welcome about 100 new students this semester, including exchange students from the USA, Finland, Spain and Austria.

Prof. Udo Dahmen and Derek von Krogh © Popakademie Baden-Württemberg
07. September 2023

Derek von Krogh takes over from Prof. Udo Dahmen as Artistic Director

Since September 1st Derek von Krogh has been Artistic Director and Managing Director of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. He takes over the position from Prof. Udo Dahmen.

Leopold Reeperbahn 2021 © Fabian Henning
07. September 2023

Mannheim reception at the Reeperbahn Festival 2023 in Hamburg

On September 20th 2023, the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg and NEXT Mannheim will present themselves at a joint reception at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. From September 20 to 23rd 2023, the largest club festival in Europe will take place there, which has established itself as a central networking platform for the scene for music creators from all areas.

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Popakademie acts at Heidelberger Herbst
5:30 pm Aron Pinter
7:00 pm Jiska
08:30 pm ENGIN
10:00 pm LUZIFA
Im Marstallhof, Heidelberg
Work in Progress Club
Heller © Thorsten Dirr
Popakademie bands live on stage!

At the "Work in Progress Club" the students of the Department of Popular Music present their current projects.

Admission is free.
Popakademie, Hafenstr. 33, Raum 001