The city’s theatre

The Münchner Kammerspiele is the place for daring and contemporary theatre. We bring together outstanding artists who are working today and provide them with unique conditions to develop their work.

Being “the city’s theatre”, we have a special connection to Munich and its history. Right from its beginnings in the 1910s and 1920s, the Kammerspiele was a stage for the new and surprising. Up to the fascist seizure of power, it was a place of artistic resistance and a theatre with strong links to Eastern and Central Europe.

Today, the Kammerspiele is once again drawing on its founding traditions of the 1920s: our theatre brings new, previously unheard voices to the stage to address the pressing issues of our time. Our attitude is open, passionate and confident. We want to be a space in which the future can be debated, imagined and expressed.

At the heart of the Kammerspiele is our outstanding acting ensemble which reflects the diversity of society as a whole. Our theatre is run by over 300 employees. We are internationally renowned for the high quality both of our actors and our theatre departments whose artistic and technical know-how have been developed over decades.

The Münchner Kammerspiele has a multifaceted programme. We take up the issues that are important to the city’s inhabitants and place them in an international context. We develop new drama with writers with whom we have a relationship. We explore new artistic forms, for example with our “All Abled Arts” initiative: at the Kammerspiele, artists with and without impairments work together in the ensemble as well as in the disciplines of writing, directing and choreography. Many of the international collaborations we develop are sustainable and longstanding to enable us to create distinctive productions of the highest artistic quality.

The Münchner Kammerspiele strives to ensure accessibility for different audiences. We are dedicated hosts and seek to directly encounter our audience on many levels. As “the city’s theatre”, we are committed advocates of the values ​​of democracy and a pluralistic society. The Münchner Kammerspiele is constantly changing. The “city’s theatre” is a process rather than a settled state. We are a place for curiosity, encounters and reflection. A place for everyone living in Munich.