Theatre and music
Frankfurt’s Opera House is one of the most important in Europe. It hosts a range of premieres, revivals and recitals.
Tel.: +49 (0)69 - 212 49 49 4
Darmstadt State Theatre
Darmstadt State Theatre shows over 40 plays a year. The main hall was extensively renovated and now has over 1,000 seats. Three more halls are used for smaller performances.
Tel.: +49 (0) 6151 - 281 160 0
www.staatstheater-darmstadt.de (in German)
Wiesbaden State Theatre
With over 100 years of tradition, the State Theatre forms the cultural heart of Wiesbaden. The theatre shows a range of classical works, modern music and dance, and the work of contemporary playwrights. It has an extensive programme for every season, including over 20 new operettas, plays, ballets and concerts.
Tel.: +49 (0) 611-13 23 25
Hessen State Theatre in Marburg
Marburg has a rich cultural life, characterised by the academic milieu of its university. This also includes the Hessen State Theatre with five venues around the town. Here you can enjoy independent productions with the theatre’s own ensemble and a large selection of guest performances with dramas, comedies and plays for children.
Tel.: +49 (0) 6421 25608
www.theater-marburg.de (in German)
Gießen City Theatre
Gießen City Theatre, founded in 1906, is housed in an elegant Art Nouveau building. The theatre is frequently lauded by critics for its comprehensive programme of operas and operettas, classical concerts, contemporary theatre and dance. The City Theatre has a “Großes Haus” with 600 seats and a studio stage in the Löbershof.
Berliner Platz 1
Tel.: +49 (0) 641 79570
www.stadttheater-giessen.de (in German)
Kassel State Theatre
The State Theatre in Kassel has a long tradition that began in the 17th century. The modern building now houses three theatres with 1,600 seats and a variety of performances, including opera, dance, theatre and classical music.
www.staatstheater-kassel.de (in German)