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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!

Dance Musicals Philarmonie Theatre
 

Dance

Musicals

  • Deutsches Theater
    Schwanthalerstr 13
    Munich
    Germany
    Tel: +
    49 (0) 89 55 23 4444
    website:
    www.deutsches-theater.de
    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.

Philarmonie
 

  • Gasteig
    Rosenheimerstr 5
    Munich
    Germany
    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
    Kellerstr 4/III
    Munich 
    Germany
    website:
      www.muenchenphilharmoniker.de
    Abonnementbuero (subscription office) (089) 4 80 98 5 08

Theatre

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)
    Gärtnerplatz 3
    Munich
    Germany
    website:
    www.staatstheater-gaertner-platz.de
    Kartenvorverkauf (Ticket sales in advance) + 49 (0)89 21 85 1950
  • Muenchner Theater für Kinder (Munich children's theatre)
    Dachauerstr 46
    Munich
    Germany
    Tel: +
    49 (0) 89 59 5454
    website:
    www.jukon.de/theaterfuerkinder
    Children pick up languages faster than adults, so possibly a good place to go!
  • Muenchner Volkstheater (Munich people's theatre)
    Briennerstr 50
    Munich
    Germany
    Tel: +
    49 (0) 89 5 23 4655
    website:
    www.muenchner-volkstheater.de
    This theater shows mostly pieces in 'Bavarian dialectt' It could be fun, but you will probably not understand anything.
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