Explore Theatres

Out of Hamburg's 40+ theatres, many offer the occasional English play, while others focus entirely on the language of Shakespeare.

Mother Courage and her Children at Thalia Theater Hamburg

Theatres in Hamburg

Hamburg has approximately 45 theatres and is known as a musical hotspot. Listed below are the links to the majority of the venues. To see what's on at the moment, take a look at the Hamburg Theatre platform (in German), where the current programme is listed.

Thalia Theater

Love going to the theatre, but don’t speak German? Once a month, the Thalia Theater offers surtitles in English especially for international residents and visitors.
Click here to learn more.

The English Theatre

This private, professional theatre was the first English theatre to be founded in the whole of Germany. Evening and daytime performances include plays of all genres in the original English language.
Click here for the current programme.

The Hamburg Players

This high-quality theatre group stages an entertaining mix of comical theatre pieces and classic dramas. Performances by The Hamburg Players take place at the Theater an der Marschnerstrasse.
Click here for the current programme.

The University Players

Part of Hamburg University's Institute for Anglistics and Americanistics, this award-winning amateur group stages two productions per year, ranging from classical to modern plays in the original English. Shows take place in the Audimax auditorium on Hamburg University's campus.
Click here for the current programme.