Düsseldorf theaters and cinemans have much to offer those purveyors of local culture. You can experience the classical elegance of an opera or ballet at the Opera House.
The Schauspielhaus provides a nice blend of old and new theater, and there’s always something interesting happening at Kom(m)ödchen. Traditionalists will prefer the standard musicals at the Capital while things get crazier with cabaret of the Varieté.
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
If you’re hoping to catch a classic opera while in town, then this is your best bet. However, the Opera also puts on more modern productions, and also ballet performances.
This Düsseldorf theater (Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz 1) is another classic venue for an authentic German cultural experience. Dating back to the 1700s, this richly historical place offers a healthy balance of modern playwrights and classic productions. Some examples of past shows are the Lewis Carroll-inspired Alice and an adaptation of Karl Marx’s Das Capital.
The Kom(m)ödchen (Kay-und-Lore-Lorentz-Platz) specializes in cabaret performances. It was formed in 1947 for political commentary in the theater and was banned from television for one year in the 1950s. In 1967, the theater was relocated to its present location during the intermission of that night’s performance!
You never know what to expect from this unique cultural landmark. ;-)
If you’re not in the mood for the unusual or avant-garde, then the Capitol (Erkrather Straße 30) is a safe bet. Check out this Düsseldorf theater for the latest musical performances. Classics like Grease and the Rocky Horror Picture Show are always on the ticket.
The Apollo Varieté (Haroldstraße 1 / Apollo Platz 1 ) is the new home of crazy cabaret and vaudeville-styled performances. You may feel more like you’re at the circus than at a cultured theatrical show!