Szenenbild aus ''Charleys Tante'' im Volkstheater: Kurt Spielmann, Jochen Nötzelmann, Julia Schneider, Wolff von Lindenau und Steffen Wilhelm, ©  Volkstheater Frankfurt, Foto: STU GRA PHO
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In relation to its size, Frankfurt has a vast array of cultural offerings. More than 100 times a week the curtain rises on shows on more than 20 stages and for about 30 independent groups. Performances include concerts, opera, operettas, musicals, shows, variety theatre and cabaret. Frankfurt has the largest theatrical establishment in the federal state of Hesse. In addition to the “Old Opera” (Alte Oper), which is a site for guest performances, the city has the municipal theatre schauspielfrankfurt, founded in 1903, and the Frankfurt Opera (Oper Frankfurt).

The following are some select venues from Frankfurt’s eclectic theatrical scene. You can find more theatres in the city of Frankfurt am Main’s cultural portal. Look and be amazed!

Alte Oper, Außenansicht © Foto: Alte Oper Frankfurt

Old Opera House

Frankfurt cultural life without the Old Opera House? Unthinkable. Since it was re-opened, the concert house has acquired a fixed place in the music scene of the city and internationally.

Opernhaus, Blick auf die Bühne © Rui Camilo

Opera Frankfurt

Fans of opera can enjoy the top-class musical theatre at Frankfurt opera house. It is known for its very high specifications and varied programme.

Schauspiel Frankfurt © Alexander Paul Englert


The purpose of schauspielfrankfurt is to show theatre in all its diversity. Theatre enthusiasts can look forward to inspiring evenings.

The English Theatre, Blick auf die Bühne © Bärbel Högner

English Theatre

Whether it’s a musical, drama or comedy – in one of the most important English-language theatres on the continent, visitors can expect culture of the highest level.

Eingang Internationales Theater Frankfurt © Foto: Internationales Theater Frankfurt

International Theatre

The Frankfurt International Theatre is the cultural home and cultural showcase for the Rhine-Main region, with artists from all over the world.

Mousonturm © Jörg Baumann

Mousonturm House of Artists

Avant-garde is the programme here. With national and international guest performances of all genres, the Mousonturm House of Artists searches out new artistic trends.

Forsythe Company © Dominik Mentzos

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company (was: The Forsythe Company)

The internationally acclaimed choreographer Jacopo Godani serves as artistic director of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company.

Akrobaten im Tigerpalast, © Tigerpalast

Tiger Palace Variety Theatre

They come from New York, Paris, Moscow and Shanghai: Artists, dancers and musicians, the international stars of the variety theatre enchant spectators.


Papageno Musical Theatre

With productions for children and adults, the Papageno Musical Theatre brings classical music and the world of opera closer to the audience.