The English Theatre Frankfurt
The English Theater Frankfurt is a purely English-language theater in Frankfurt. The theater was founded in 1979 and is the largest English-speaking theater in mainland Europe. The venue is the Gallileo tower in the Bahnhofsviertel district, on the corner of Gallusanlage and Kaiserstrasse.
The English Theater Frankfurt performs various genres ranging from comedies and parodies to thrillers, dramas, tragedies, and musicals. The selection of plays includes classics as well as new and modern plays. The English Theater produces at least five of its own shows per season, including a musical. A drama production runs daily (except Mondays) for around 6 to 8 weeks, whereas a musical usually runs for 12 weeks.
The English Theater does not have a permanent ensemble. The actors are recruited for each production. All actors are native speakers, and the majority come from England (e.g. London’s famous West End theater district) and the United States (e.g. New York’s Broadway).
During the ongoing musical productions, the performers give cabarets in James the Bar on some Fridays. They then sing a medley of well-known musical hits and pop songs.
Note: During the current coronavirus pandemic, the English Theater will remain open with a reduced number of seats. Support the theater with a visit!
James the Bar - in the English Theatre in Frankfurt
James, the theater bar, is an integral part of the ambience. With two levels, a gallery upstairs and performance space downstairs, James offers plenty of comfortable seating, pleasant service, and an exclusive atmosphere. James is a relaxing place to enjoy a drink and snack before or after the show, with a good chance to meet and chat with the actors.
James’ versatility and changeability is captivating. The foyer is flexibly furnished and can easily be adapted to individual requests. It is technically equipped to host all kinds of parties and celebrations as well as conferences, company events, and presentations.
Readings by English-speaking authors are also held in James the Bar.
Bar opening times:
– Tuesday to Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
– Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
On the first Monday of each month the theatre hosts an “International Get-Together”. The meeting is an initiative of the City of Frankfurt, the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce (IHK Frankfurt), The English Theatre Frankfurt, the Frankfurt International School, the ISF (International School Frankfurt-Rhein-Main), the German-British Society e. V., and the Newcomers Network and is aimed at interested locals as well as new citizens who have come to Frankfurt from other parts of the world.