List of theatres in Hamburg

This is a list of theatres and stages in Hamburg.

The city of Hamburg, Germany is home to several theatres, stages and related cultural institutions and entertainment venues. In 2009, 31 theatres, 6 music halls, and 10 cabarets were located in Hamburg proper.[1][2] This list contains the most famous or well-regarded organizations.

Theatres and stages

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In 2005/6, 4.2 mil. visits to a theatre were counted in Hamburg, 2,380 visits per 1000 inhabitants, so Hamburg had more visits than Bremen (920) and Berlin (920). The average for the German states was 420 visits.[3]

Hamburger Kammerspiele front view in 2005
Postcard of the Hansa-Theater in 1900[?]
  State owned theatres.
German name Description Date[Note 1] Location[Note 2] Notes Website
Altonaer Theater
DAS SCHIFF Theatre ship 1975 (German)
Deutsches Schauspielhaus St. Georg
English Theatre 1976 (English)
Ernst-Deutsch-Theater 1951
Hamburger Kammerspiele 1918 (German)
Hansa-Theater Vaudeville theatre, with acts from Josephine Baker (in 1930) and Siegfried & Roy (in 1964). Closed 20012009.[4] 1894 St. Georg (German)
Imperial Theater Theatre playing detective fiction 1994 St. Pauli
Komödie Winterhuder Fährhaus Comedy 1854
Winterhude (German)
Monsun Theater Theatre for children
Neues Theater am Holstenwall
Ohnsorg-Theater A theatre in which the actors speak Low Saxon (but they speak Missingsch-infused German for national television broadcasts, since Low Saxon is not comprehensible to most German speakers) 1902 (German)
Rote Flora 18881953[?] Closed
Theater Allee
Theater für Kinder Theatre for children
Theater Imago
Theater im Zimmer 19481999 Closed
Theater in der Basilika
Thalia Theater 1843 (German)
Thalia Gaußstraße 2000 (German)
Schilleroper 1891 Closed
Schmidts Tivoli
and Schmidt Theater
St. Pauli
St. Pauli Theater 1841 St. Pauli


  State owned
German name Description Date[Note 1] Location[Note 2] Notes Website
Hamburgische Staatsoper Opera
Beatlemania Hamburg Devoted to The Beatles 2009 St. Pauli (English)
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Philharmonic hall HafenCity Under construction
Laeiszhalle Philharmonic hall and concerts of popular music
Neue Flora Musicals 1990 (German)
(TUI Operettenhaus)
Musicals St. Pauli
Theater im Hafen Hamburg Musicals (German)

See also


  1. 1 2 Creation or opening date. If two dates are given the first date is for a preceding organisation or institution.
  2. 1 2 Borough or quarter in Hamburg proper (Street if article existing).


  1. "Tourism and culture in Hamburg". Retrieved 2009-03-24.
  2. Kulturindikatoren auf einen Blick (PDF) (in German), Wiesbaden: Statistische Ämter des Bundes und der Länder, 2008, ISBN 978-3-937396-13-2
  3. Kulturindikatoren auf einen Blick, p. 11
  4. Susanne Abolins-Aufderheide (2009-03-02). "Hansa-Theater - Varieté seit 5. März 1894" (in German). Norddeutscher Rundfunk. Retrieved 2009-08-27.

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