Dancing until dawn
At the beginning of each year, the Deutsches Theater is transformed into Munich’s largest ballroom. Then the approximately 1,500 seats, including the podium, are removed, the dance floor underneath is uncovered and matching podiums, including dinner seating, are set up all around. A terrace will also be erected on the stage where visitors can take their seats – there they will have a unique view into the ballroom over the heads of the orchestra. Additional lighting trusses with movable spotlights transform the modern theatre hall into an elegant ballroom. The dance floor in the centre of the hall offers plenty of space – whether for standard, Latin or the classic slide. The other rooms, such as the Silver Hall and the Baroque Hall, combine with the ballroom, foyer and inner courtyard to form a veritable promenade.
In addition to classics of the ball season such as the Bal Classique, the Narrhalla Soirée and the Ball of Nations, new ideas and concepts such as the Oide Wiesn Bürgerball, the ball.total and most recently the Ball der Sterne with the Munich Symphony Orchestra have developed into real crowd pullers. Swing fans from all over the world meet every year at the Rock That Swing and the Jamboree Ball. During the ball season, in addition to the balls and parties, the converted hall is also used for events of various kinds, ranging from shows, music and theatre performances in dinner seating to company receptions, general meetings, lectures and seminars.