Dancing until dawn
At the beginning of each year, the Deutsches Theater transforms into Munich’s biggest ballroom. The 1.500 seats are removed, the dancefloor underneath is exposed and seating arrangements are installed. The stage area, too, is equipped with tables and seats where visitors can take place and enjoy a unique view on the ballroom. Additional lighting trusses and spotlights convert the room from modern Auditorium to elegant ballroom setting. No matter whether ballroom, latin or other dance styles, the dancefloor offers plenty of space! Combined with further premises like the Silbersaal (silver hall) or the Barocksaal (Baroque hall) the whole theatre transforms into a glamorous ballroom palace.
In addition to the ball classsics like Rosengala, Bal Classique, Narhalla Soirée or Ball der Nationen, new ball concepts have evolved over time. The Oide Wiesn Bürgerball, ball.total and Ball der Sterne (with the Munich Symphonic Orchestra) have become major attractions, to name but a few. Swing fans from around the world gather each year for the Rock that Swing and the Jamboree balls. And since 2016, Munich’s gastronomy sector meets for its legendary Galanacht der Gastronomie. The last dance is traditionally reserved for the Karneval wie dazumal (Carnival like in the olden days) on Shrove Tuesday.
During the ball season, the ballroom is not only used for dancing but also for various shows, concerts and performances that take advantage of the dinner seating, as well as for company receptions, shareholders’ meetings, presentations and seminars.