Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus (theatre)

Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz 1, 40211 Düsseldorf

The bright white, organically curved façade of the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, built between 1965 and 1969 according to the plans of the Düsseldorf architect Bernhard Pfau, is the design antithesis of the neighbouring Dreischeibenhaus.

With his design concept, Pfau prevailed against the star architect Richard Neutra from Los Angeles. The Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus is the only State theatre in North Rhine-Westphalia and is one of the most important theatres in the German-speaking world: Internationally renowned directors, set designers and actors regularly fill the house.

Accessibility Information

Public Transport: Jacobistraße (400 m), partly barrier-free

Großes Haus (main playhouse):

  • 8 wheelchair spaces in rows 9 and 10 (reservation required)
  • Disabled toilet available
  • Step-free access to all rooms
  • Elevators:
    • Elevator from the underground car park to the foyer of the main playhouse from 45 minutes before the start of the show
    • Second elevator from the foyer to the auditorium
    • No dimensions for the elevators known

Kleines Haus (small playhouse):

  • 2 wheelchair spaces available
  • Disablet toilet not available
  • Elevators to auditoriums via lobby (ramp)
  • 8 disabled parking spaces at underground car park, access via Dreischeibenhaus, headroom 190 cm.


At the old parcel post office next to the central station
Worringer Straße 140
40233 Düsseldorf
Public Transport: Worringer Platz (150 m), Hauptbahnhof/main station (300 m)

  • Wheelchair spaces on request
  • Disabled toilet available
  • All rooms accessible by wheelchair
General information Seniors friendly


Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz 1
40211 Düsseldorf

Phone +49 211 8523 0