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Leipziger Theatre Stages

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Discover Leipzig, where "all the city's a stage"!

The large Leipzig theatres offer you a varied repertoire. In addition, you can discover smaller theatres, some of which don't have permanent venues, in the city's nooks and crannies.

In summer, various open-air stages also draw many guests, such as the "Sommertheater" in the Gohliser Schlösschen. The spectrum is as broad as the list of theatre genres is long. You'll find exciting performances throughout the year in the schedules of major theatres. Whether classics or modern productions, political theatre or melodrama, epic or experimental - Leipzig's theatres offer something for every taste.

Leipzig's theatre scene can look back on an impressive and tradition-rich past that dates all the way to the 18th century. The first municipal theatre in Germany was built on today's Richard-Wagner-Platz in 1766. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was also present at the opening of this theatre.

One of the highlights of Leipzig's theatre history is the world premiere of "Johanna von Orleans". Friedrich Schiller's play was first performed in 1801 at the former municipal theatre "Comödienhaus" on the Rannische Bastei, which is known as Richard-Wagner-Platz today.