Frankfurt has a vibrant theatre scene, with our opera and playhouses staging both German and international work. Here is a glimpse of what the city has to offer.
Theatre in Frankfurt
As the largest spoken theatre in the Rhine-Main region, the Schauspiel Frankfurt offers a varied repertoire drawn from numerous genres. The house is centrally located at Willy-Brandt-Platz.
This garlanded Opera House is home to a permanent company and has, in its time, hosted premieres of works by composers including Carl Orff and John Cage.
Frankfurt’s cabaret promises the unconventional, the surprising and the thought-provoking. It also hosts the popular 'Stoffel' theatre festival every summer.
The city’s home of comedy, farce and musicals. You may also enjoy a drink or two and a delicious snack at the theatre bistro bar.
If you have a penchant for pantomime and acrobatics, then don't miss this unique varieté theatre that delights its audience with international artists and a house band. Performances can be enjoyed with food from the adjacent gourmet restaurant.
This intimate theatre’s legendary owner-star Thomas Bäppler-Wolf - alias Bäppi – is a Frankfurt institution whose comic performances have become part of the city’s fabric.
The English Theatre
Frankfurt is home to continental Europe’s largest English-language theatre. Shows are cast and prepared in London and New York.
Dedicated to the exploration of foreign cultures, performances of international artists offer fantastic entertainment.
Willy Praml Theater
In Frankfurt's Ostend, the Naxoshalle, a repurposed former manufacturing plant, hosts many cultural events and plays.
This musical theatre at the Palmengarten runs a matinee programme aimed at families and children.
For those who prefer their entertainment recorded, the Cinestar Metropolis is.centrally located at the Eschenheimer Tor. The city’s largest cinema screens English language films.