Munich - Opera, Dance, Concerts and Theatres
Munich has a very rich arts and cultural life. It is the home to the Bavarian State Opera and the Bavarian State Ballet, and there are over 160 theatre venues which host performances of opera, dance, theatre and concerts. Churches also provide enjoyment for music lovers, many having free organ recitals.
Not all the big name international rock and pop acts come to Munich, but a large selection perform either indoors or outdoors at Olympiapark. If you're more of a beer fan than a music fan, there is always the option of listening to some traditional Bavarian oompah music at the Chinesischer Turm (Chinese Tower) beer garden in the Englischer Garten!
- Nationaltheater Kartenvorverkauf
Tel: + 49 (0) 89 21 85 1920
email: [email protected]
Once a year there is Oper für alle (opera for everybody) in the forecourt of the National Theater. The opera inside is broadcast in the forecourt with a large screen and reasonable acoustics. This outdoor event is free.
- Bayerische Staatsoper (Bavarian State Opera)
Ticket sales in advance
Tel: + 49 (0) 89 21 85 1960
Kartenvorverkauf (Ticket sales in advance)
- Deutsches Theater
Tel: + 49 (0) 89 55 23 4444
The Deutsches Theater shows many modern musicals for limited seasons, many of which return on a yearly basis. Although the songs are usually sung in the original language, the dialog between is translated into German.
Tel: + 49 (0) 89 49 0980
Gasteig is a large cultural centre with a number of different theatres: Black Box, Carl-Orff-Saal, Keliner Konzertsaal, and Philharmonie. Various classical music concerts at all the theatres.
- Muenchner Philharmoniker
Abonnementbuero (subscription office) (089) 4 80 98 5 08
There is an unbelievable number of theatres in Munich. Unfortunately for non-German speakers, most of the dialogue is in German. Only a few theatres are listed here.
- Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel (Bavarian State Theatre)
Kartenvorverkauf (Ticket sales in advance) + 49 (0)89 21 85 1950
- Muenchner Theater für Kinder (Munich children's theatre)
Tel: + 49 (0) 89 59 5454
Children pick up languages faster than adults, so possibly a good place to go!
- Muenchner Volkstheater (Munich people's theatre)
Tel: + 49 (0) 89 5 23 4655
This theater shows mostly pieces in 'Bavarian dialectt' It could be fun, but you will probably not understand anything.