Munich Theaters Overview

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Cosmopolitan Munich may be most famous for its incredible beer gardens – and, hey, it should be – but sometimes it’s time to drop the stein and engage in a little more refined entertainment, and that’s where all the great Munich theaters come in.

From fun-filled musicals to serious operas and everything in between, theaters in Munich provide plenty of reasons to buy a ticket to a show. Deutsches Theater is easily one of the best-known Munich theaters, for this large and beautiful venue in the heart of the city has been thrilling audiences since the late 1800s. The hottest Broadway shows premiere at Deutches, as well as big musicals that drop over from London, major dance productions, magic shows, and of course some of Germany’s own top original productions.

Folks can easily satiate an opera fix at Bayerische Staatsoper (National Theater) – the biggest and most ornate of all the theaters in Munich – while the Gasteig is an incredible cultural center with four small-to-mid-sized theaters on its grounds.

English-speaking theater in Munich is obviously not as plentiful as German, although The Drama Group at the English Department of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München usually stages an English play twice a year, and the quality of both the staging and the performances are often heralded for being surprisingly good.

But whether you want to practice your German or just watch a great show that has been thrilling audiences all over the world, the varied Munich theaters certainly will not disappoint.

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