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Erfurt Theatre

Innovative, cosmopolitan and with a long tradition - Erfurt Theatre at the heart of Thuringia's capital city is a major element in the rich and historically significant cultural tradition of Thuringia. At the centre of Germany and very easy to reach, the Erfurt Theatre stands for musical productions, which repeatedly attract attention outside the region too. First performances and revivals have been permanent items in the repertoire for many years now. Together with the Philharmonic Orchestra, an international company of singers guarantees top quality and an unforgettable musical experience.
The Cathedral Steps Festival has also become famous far beyond the borders of Thuringia and Germany. Every year, Erfurt Theatre organises this summer open-air event against the breathtaking backdrop of St Mary's Cathedral and turns the 70 steps of the cathedral hill into an opera or musical stage.

At one of Europe's most modern theatres, you can enjoy opera, operetta, concerts, dance theatre and guest performances on about 250 evenings of the year, in the Large House with 800 seats and the studio stage with 200 seats. At Erfurt Theatre, culture is teamed with culinary delights too. You can always count on first-class hospitality services in the "1894" theatre restaurant.

You haven't been here yet? Then it's high time - we look forward to seeing you!

Opening hours

Opening hours of visitor service:
Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

By telephone:
Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
+49 (0) 361 22 33 155

Detailed information

  • Own company
  • Guest performances
  • Concert
  • Musical theatre
  • Plays
  • Seats: 800


  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Restaurant
  • Language: German


Fully accessible for wheelchair users Marked parking spaces for the disabled available Personnel lift available Toilet fully accessible for wheelchair users Assistance for persons hard of hearing

3 disabled parking spaces (2.60 metres wide, no marked length) directly by one of the entrances, next to the theatre ticket office. In the Große Haus, there are 4 places for wheelchair users and their escorts. In the Studio, there are flexible spaces for wheelchair users. Chairs can be removed if necessary.
Info on WC: depth = 67 cm.
Guide dogs allowed. 500 seats are fitted with induction loops in the Große Haus. In the Studio, there are 5 mobile induction loops. In addition, supertitles are displayed for selected performances in the Große Haus. Of course, the site of the Erfurt Cathedral Steps Festival also has barrier-free entrances, wheelchair places and a disabled toilet.

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Contact information

Theater Erfurt

Theaterplatz 1
99084 Erfurt

Telephone: +49 (0) 361 22 33 155
Fax: +49 (0) 361 22 33 167

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