Theater im Rathaus

The theater in the Town Hall is a privately owned theater in Essen.


The theater in the town hall on the ground floor of 1979 inaugurated Essen City Hall. The studio theater with 265 seats was first used as Dépendence of the play food ( Grillo -Theater ). Opened in 1991, Inge Meysel with the piece Expensive happiness of Jean Bouchard Theater today at City Hall. Since it is under the management of the theater production Thalia GmbH.

In the Schedule the range of genres from boulevard comedy spans thrillers, operettas and musicals to classical drama.

Also premieres are shown - most recently in 2010 the comedy A golden boy for Emily by Folker Bohnet and the musical Female, 45plus, so what? ! Menopause (also known under the title Hot times ) by Tilmann von Blomberg. Also, the actor and author Gunther Beth is regularly seen with his pieces.

Stage artists such as Brigitte Grothum, Viola Wedekind, Jacques Breuer, Jenny Jürgens, Markus Majowski, Martin Lüttge, Horst Janson, Martin Lindow, Désirée Nick, Sabine Menne, Alexandra Kamp and Volker Brandt appeared in the season 2010/2011 on here. Also, Doris Kunstmann, Herbert Herrmann and Nora of Collande, Günter Lamprecht, Susanne Uhlen, Anita Kupsch, Karin Dor, Ilja Richter, Uwe Friedrichsen, Edith Hancke, Michael Lesch and Peter Bause play again and again in the theater at City Hall. The Essen-based actor and comedian Thomas Glup here made ​​his onstage home. Inge Meysel and Charles Regnier are honorary members of the theater in the town hall.