Whether you simply enjoy practising with a group or can't wait to shine on stage, embrace your creative side and start acting or dancing in Hamburg.
Hamburg has two English-language amateur theatre groups: The Hamburg Players and The University Players. But don’t be fooled by their 'amateur' status: both groups are known for their high quality productions with talented actors, directors, and stage and lighting designers.
The Hamburg Players stage an entertaining mix of classic comedy and drama. Previous productions include Neil Simon's Rumors, R.L. Stevenson's Treasure Island, and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Participation is based on membership. The Hamburg Players gather in their own clubhouse near Mundsburg, and shows take place at the Theater an der Marschnerstrasse.
The University Players are officially part of Hamburg University's Institute for Anglistics and Americanistics, but participation is open to everyone — student or not. The group stages two productions per year, ranging from classical to modern plays. Past productions include George Orwell's 1984, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw. Rehearsals and shows take place in the Audimax auditorium on Hamburg University's campus.
Feel the rhythm and join one of Hamburg’s many dancing workshops. Most classes take place in German, but depending on the type of instruction and your general level of dance experience, this might not be a problem. Don't be afraid to reach out to your instructor to check.
If you love Latin dancing, take a look at Salsa, bachata and merengue workshops at Latin Dance Academy, Salsa Diversion or SalsaHH. Show your moves at Latin dance nights in clubs and bars like La Macumba or Feuerstein.