"Democracy and equal rights regardless of clearly defined responsibilities of all the members - ARENA has established a distinctive image in the 26 years of its existence.
In 1990 enthusiastic and theatre-loving students of FAU came together and organized the first Arena-festival. What began as an experimental platform with numerous obstacles and teething troubles has become a permanent event in Erlangen over the years. This is primarily due to the committed and creative students who have passed on the "theater torch" from generation to generation."
- CURT Magazin, 1. Juli 2016