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A multifaceted theatre landscape in Leipzig, City of Culture

Are you interested in theatre, cabaret or vaudeville? Then Leipzig is the place for you! The city's multifaceted character constantly inspires visitors to the cultural and trade fair city. Whether it's theatre, cabaret, music, architecture or art - culture lovers can get their money's worth.

The Leipzig theatre landscapeis characterised by an enormous variety of small and larger stages. Experience elaborate productions in Schauspiel Leipzig, and innovative performances by Theater der Junge Welt. In summer you can also enjoy a variety of summer theatres. These take place in a wonderful atmosphere under the open sky.

Since Leipzig boasts the highest cabaret density per capita, it is rightly regarded as the cabaret capital of Germany. The cabaret repertoire offers a wide range of shows in which the Saxon dialect is affectionately maintained by all ensembles. The Leipzig cabaret scene, with its revue and variety theatres, is captivating. Enjoy culinary delicacies and breathtaking shows with aerial acrobatics, magic, music and comedy. An additional highlight for all cabaret fans is the international Leipzig Lachmesse, Germany's largest cabaret festival. The Lachmesse - European Festival for Humour and Satire takes place every autumn. With more than 100 events, the eleven-day European humour and satire festival guarantees cabaret, comedy, clowning, music and fun at its best – worn-out laughing muscles are free.

Leipzig's Schauspielhaus theatre illuminated in red in twilight, stages, events in Leipzig, cultural venue, theatre, cabaret
Schauspielhaus Theatre Leipzig © Rolf Arnold
View of the entrance to the Sanftwut caberet theatre in the "Mädler-Passage" shopping arcade, events in Leipzig, play, cultural venue, stage, architecture
SanftWut Cabaret Theatre © Andreas Schmidt

Event Calendar - Theatre, Cabaret and Variety

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Orchestra with its conductor on the "butterly" outdoor stage in Bad Lausick, Leipzig region, cultural venue, music city, events

Theatres & culture houses

in the Leipzig Region