The English Theatre Frankfurt has gained fame as the largest English-speaking theatre in continental Europe. It has become a major player in the Rhine-Main region’s cultural scene since its foundation in 1979.
The theatre audience is the youngest, most cultivated and wealthiest amongst all theatre audiences of Frankfurt. More than 70,000 visitors per season enjoy its wide range of classics, comedies, thrillers and musicals, all produced in-house to the highest professional standards. Auditions and initial rehearsals take place in London and New York. Only then does the ensemble come to Frankfurt for final rehearsals and performances. The auditorium seats 300 and makes use of the latest audio-visual technology. The house bar, James, has two floors outfitted with cosy but contemporary furniture. It is an integral part of the theatre’s ambience, functioning as a place for all kinds of events such as concerts, parties, readings, conferences and presentations. The English Theatre stands for educational and linguistic competence, and for the cultural exchange between the German and English-speaking communities. It is a place where the arts are at home. A theatre for all, but also a place of literature (readings), educational art (exhibitions) and music (events). Due to its consistent, high-quality standards, international flair and function as a meeting point for people of all nationalities, it plays a pivotal role in the cultural life of Frankfurt, a city with the largest international community in Germany.