WELCOME TO DEUTSCHES THEATER
musicals, ballet, operettas, concerts and more
The Deutsche Theater München is Munich’s stage for musicals, ballet, operettas, concerts and more. After the extensive renovation in 2014, gaming operations in Schwanthalerstraße were resumed. The theater is over 120 years old. It is also known under the name of the “Palace of Smiles, the house of the light muse, the stronghold of Munich Carnival”. The Deutsche Theater in Munich can look back on a long and impressive history. In 1896 it opened its gates for the first time for variety shows and folk plays. In 1918 it was then used for political purposes – the workers ‘and soldiers’ councils of the Munich Soviet Republic met there. In 1943 the theater was destroyed by a bomb attack and only reopened in 1951 after a makeshift renovation. In 1961 the musical “West Side Story” found its way onto its European tour. In 1977 the venue was finally completely renovated and then taken over by the City of Munich in 1982. Since that time one could see many famous personalities from Karl Valentin to David Copperfield on stage. In addition to national productions, numerous international productions of musicals are shown there. During the carnival season, the theater is transformed into a magnificent ballroom and the scene of several costume parties. Since the reopening in January 2014, productions such as “We will Rock You”, “Elisabeth”, “I’ve never been to New York” and “Chicago” have been shown. This attracted more than 300,000 visitors to the Deutsches Theater every year. There is space for 1500 guests in one performance. The silver hall is a dream in bright red. The historic hall has been completely restored. However, the original condition from 1896 was preserved. Broad arteries of light run along the deep red walls of the great hall. The same modern lighting concept can also be found on the walls and ceilings in the bright foyer. This allows visitors – especially small concerts – to enjoy an intimate atmosphere. Almost everything can be seen from classics to small concerts and off Broadway shows.