Culture in the heart of the city
Within walking distance of the main railway station and Stachus, the Deutsches Theater München has been located at Schwanthalerstr. 13 since 1896. Munich’s traditional house of good entertainment offers a varied cultural programme on two stages. The curtain rises almost daily for top international productions from the fields of musicals, shows, dance, concerts and cabaret. In addition, the City of Munich’s stage is transformed into Munich’s most magnificent ballroom every year.
Following its renovation and reopening in January 2014, the theatre hall presents itself as a “Lady in Red” in bright red. The highlight: the curved bands of light on the ceiling, which lend the historic theatre a modern flair and continue the lighting concept that welcomes guests in the foyer. In addition to its actual purpose of seating the musicians, the orchestra pit can be used as an extension of the stage or for the installation of additional rows of seats as required. In the latter case, the front rows are then no longer rows 1 to 4 but rows A – D. In this case, the theatre hall offers its maximum capacity of over 1500 seats, which are divided between the stalls, balcony and tier levels. In the stalls, every odd-numbered row from row 7 onwards is raised, and every row from row 19 onwards is raised. Row 4 is also raised.
Silbersaal and Barocksaal
The Silbersaal is a real gem and the only remaining room of the theatre building from 1896. The baroque style with magnificent stucco and the impressive ceiling painting, which is bathed in a mysterious light by the shimmering chandelier, have been preserved despite the bombing raid in 1943. The Silbersaal offers space for up to 230 people (seated) or up to 399 people (standing). Here, artists present a varied programme of music, dance, cabaret, readings and much more in a particularly intimate setting.
The smaller Barocksaal is also available below the Silbersaal as an additional space for events such as exhibitions and readings. The entrance to the Silbersaal and Barocksaal is located coming from Schwanthalerstraße on the left before the archway, at staircase III – please also follow our signs.
Foyer & Lounge
The foyer welcomes you with its open and spacious ambience. Elegant white columns and a light-coloured floor create a modern flair, while contrasting red leather seats invite you to linger. A sophisticated lighting system bathes the foyer in different colours – always coordinated with the current programme. Visitors can get in the mood for an entertaining evening at the theatre with a glass of sparkling wine before the show begins. Drinks are available at the foyer bar, which is located at the end of the room. There is another bar in the stalls to the right. During the interval, guests can also fortify themselves here with snacks and drinks for the second half of the programme, which can also be pre-ordered at the bars before the performances begin. A small lounge with its own bar below the foyer can also be reserved for smaller private groups on request.
At the beginning of each year, the Deutsches Theater is transformed into Munich’s largest ballroom. The 1,500 or so seats including the podium are then removed, the dance floor underneath is uncovered and suitable podiums including dinner seating are set up around it. A terrace will also be erected on the stage for visitors to take a seat – offering them a unique view of the ballroom over the heads of the orchestra. Additional light 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 Silbersaaland the Barocksaal, combine with the ballroom, foyer and inner courtyard to create a veritable promenade.
360 degree view
With our 360 degree view you can visit our theatre virtually and get an idea of the surroundings in advance.