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Theater Dortmund

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With around 70 productions per season, the Theater Dortmund is one of the most prolific theatres in Europe. What's more, it stands out in the theatrical landscape of the Ruhr area thanks to its diversity. Comprising five sections, the theatre provides everyone with a love of the performing arts with a comprehensive programme that encompasses concerts, ballet, opera, plays and children's and young people's theatre across four venues.

Current programmes display a number of pieces which underline the courage and level of importance the theatre has when it comes to societal discussions. And the residents of Dortmund love all the different sections of their theatre. For example, the children's opera, which was opened in 2008, was funded exclusively through donations.

 

Schauspiel Dortmund

Under the directorship of Julia Wissert, Schauspiel Dortmund is a stage of artistic awakening and social reflection. Under her direction, the theatre has developed into a melting pot of creativity and innovation. Tradition and avant-garde meet here to create a unique cultural experience. The team's vision brings a breath of fresh air to the stage by reinterpreting classic plays and introducing contemporary works that feel the pulse of society. The result is a theatre that bridges the gap between the past and the future.
The Schauspiel Dortmund under Julia Wissert is more than just theatre - it is a place where the stories of today are told and questioned. Here, the diversity of our world is celebrated and at the same time the pressing issues of our time are addressed. It is a place of dialogue and encounter where art expands the boundaries of the imagination. With flagship projects such as the "Dortmund Goes Black" festival, Schauspiel Dortmund provides impetus for the theatre landscape.

 

Ruhr Oper 21

With his contemporary interpretations, new artistic director Heribert Germeshausen is promising to bring a breath of fresh air to the field of opera. Under his direction, the Metropolis Ruhr is set to receive a "RuhrOper 21" in Dortmund. Together with its visitors, this project aims to discover what the genre of opera could look like in the 21st century.

 

Not just for children

It may have been around a long time, but it's still young at heart. The RuhrBühnen can be proud of the knowledge that their ranks include a long-standing theatre specifically aimed towards children and young people in the shape of the Kinder- und Jugendtheater (KJT, children's and young people's theatre) in Dortmund. The KJT was founded in 1953. Though they may be aimed towards the younger members of society, there's nothing to stop adults from enjoying a visit to one or two of the productions on offer. As long as they don't block the view of the stage, of course. This is because Dortmund's ensemble is sure to offer a remarkable theatrical experience, even for those visitors who have long-since come of age.

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