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Opera, Tonhalle, Theatre and more

The cultural scene in Düsseldorf has a wide and varied programme to offer. The Deutsche Oper am Rhein employs Germany's largest ensemble and for decades has been thrilling audiences with its performances. The Tonhalle (concert hall) is one of the most impressive and modern venues in Germany.

Düsseldorf's theatre (Schauspielhaus) alone offers a choice of four stages, including the Junge Schauspielhaus (Young Theatre) and the Central at the main station, a platform for experimental pieces. Venues such as the "Kom(m)ödchen" cabaret in the Haus der Kunsthalle, the "Komödie" boulevard theatre on Steinstrasse, the Theater an der Kö and not least Düsseldorf's Marionette Theatre on Bilker Strasse round off the wealth of theatre venues. Roncalli's Apollo Varieté to be found on the Rhine promenade has also been a permanent fixture here for years.

Capitol Theater

With 1,250 seats in the big hall and approx. 500 seats in the "Club", the Capitol-Theater Düsseldorf is the city's largest theatre. It was established in a former tram depot with



With the Udo-van-Meeteren-Hall at the music school’s main location, the city of Düsseldorf not only provides more than 6,300 students and their families with a concert hall with outstanding acoustics, but


Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg

A branch of Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the largest dance company in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Ballett am Rhein can be seen both at Düsseldorf’s Opernhaus and in the Theater Duisburg.


Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg

Two cities, two branches: The Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg have jointly performed at Düsseldorf’s Opernhaus (1,292 seats) and Theater Duisburg (1,079 seats) since 1956.


Düsseldorfer Marionetten-Theater

The home of the Düsseldorfer Marionetten-Theater is in Düsseldorf's Carlstadt quarter, at the magnificent Palais Wittgenstein.

The small, intimate theatre can seat 100 persons. Visitors are greeted by fabulous


Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus

Plays from Greaco-Roman times to the present.

Checking the classics for the topicality of their message, using premieres to raise awareness for contemporary problems, grappling with social issues or just


Forum Freies Theater (FFT)

Founded in 1999, Forum Freies Theater (FFT) is one of the leading centers for performing arts in Northrhine-Westfalia and a production space for independently produced theatre. In 2012 FFT continued working


Jazz Schmiede

The former smithy is now one of Düsseldorf's most interesting concert venues and fascinates by its excellent acoustics.
Jam sessions give young musicians the opportunity for public appearances, special concerts feature jazz


Junges Schauspielhaus

On two stages, the theatre shows 3-4 productions for different age groups to an audience of approx. 400, mostly in the mornings.


Ka.B.A.R.ett F L i N

For vibrant local culture in a wonderful, art nouveau atmosphere, look no further than Düsseldorf’s charming Cabaret F L i N in Grafenberg am Staufenplatz. Enjoy delicious meals, a refreshing drink



The Kom(m)ödchen, located on the premises of the Kunsthalle, was founded by Kay and Lore Lorentz  and enriches Düsseldorf's versatile theatre landscape.



Light comedy with renowned actors, some of them know from TV. About seven premieres per season and guest performances of music.


Puppet Theatre at Helmholtzstraße

Bringing children into contact with the theatre world for the first time, making them laugh and have fun - this is the aim of the puppet theatre.
Plays for children from 2,5


Robert Schumann Hochschule

Düsseldorf’s Robert Schumann Hochschule enjoys an excellent international reputation. The School of Music and Media has a student body of some 850 coming from over 40 countries. Forty-seven full-time and part-time



Designed by the renowned architect Prof. O. M. Ungers as a classical chamber music hall seating around 800, the Robert-Schumann-Saal is integrated into Museum Kunstpalast, thus offering an unusual link between


Roncalli's Apollo Varieté

In an prominent position at the Rhine embankment promenade, directly under the Rheinknie bridge, a magnificent theatre was built with a uniquely intimate atmosphere.
The fascinating world of the variety theatre has


Savoy Theater

The former cinema has been turned into a venue that has made a name for itself even beyond the city borders. Its diversified programme guarantees success.


Public Libraries of Düsseldorf

The municipal libraries in Düsseldorf (Stadtbüchereien) consider themselves to be service providers in the information sector. They contain a total of over 800,000 media items, achieving around five million loans per


tanzhaus nrw e.V.

In 1998 the tanzhaus nrw moved into a former tram depot and since then growed with two stages and eight dance and rehearsal studios into an international centre for contemporary dance.


Theater an der Kö

René Heinersdorff jr. opened the theatre, offering a wide-ranging programme with a claim to demanding entertainment.


Theater an der Luegallee

Since its opening in 1980, the Theater an der Luegalle has been gaining a firm position in Düsseldorf's theatre scene.
Apart from the large number of regular faithful visitors, more and more


Theater der Dämmerung

The Theater der Dämmerung presents breathtaking shadowpuppet theatre. All texts are spoken live in the original version.


Theater der Klänge

The "Theater der Klänge" (theatre of sounds) is a music and dance theatre, celebrating its 25-year-old anniversary in 2012. Since 1987 the theatre releases one new creation per year and subsequently


Theater Glorreich

The Theater Glorreich shows own plays, interactive theatre and trash comedy. At the moment the ensemble performs the piece "Zu Gast bei Freunden" (visiting friends) at the own venue on Eisenstraße


Theater Kontra-Punkt

Theater Kontra-Punkt (TKP) was founded in 1984 and is a music theatre for adults, young people and children. It focuses on language and music in unusual surroundings and searches for new


Theateratelier Takelgarn

Although the theatre has remained faithful to puppet play, there are many more protagonists than marionettes now.
In the evening programmes 'Der kleine Prinz' and 'Der kleine Horrorladen', the players demonstrate that



The Theaterkantine is a small cozy private theatre.
You will spend an evening with friends: Welcomed with sparkling wine and snacks, the red wine is waiting for you in the


Tonhalle Düsseldorf

Originally designed as a grand planetarium, today the Tonhalle is Germany’s most beautiful concert hall. Every year over 220,000 visitors come to enjoy classical music by virtuoso performers and ensembles,


zakk - centre for action, culture and communication

The zakk is a cultural centre with a multifaceted and ambitious programme which focuses on literature, cabaret, comedy, music, politics, society and discos. Culture at zakk is colourful, complex, low budget