The 1990s were an important decade in the Düsseldorf theatre scene. Boulevard and entertainment gained more and more influence alongside classical spoken theatre.
Not only Roncalli's Apollo Varieté and the Capitol Theater originate from that time. The Theater an der Kö was also founded in the 1990s - an initiative by René Heinersdorff, a veteran of Düsseldorf, whose ancestors were already Düsseldorf cultural creators. The Boulevard theatre with about 400 seats in the basement of Schadow Arkaden focuses on comedy and musical revues, in the form of in-house productions and guest performances