Frankfurt theaters, music, and cinemas are a thriving enterprise. There are many different venues to visit for a variety of artistic performances, from opera to theater to a Hollywood movie.
The Old Opera House
This historic Opera House (Opernplatz 1) has since been replaced by the New Opera House, but its importance hasn’t diminished. While it no longer hosts as many Frankfurt theater or opera shows, it remains a vital symbol of the arts scene here. Still, with its celebrated acoustics, this is the venue of choice for many modern concerts and comedy performances.
Its structure was almost completely destroyed during the bombing of World War Two. Reopened in 1981, it is today a testament to Frankfurt’s dedication to its performing arts.
The New Opera House
With its old Opera House in ruins at the end of the war, construction began on this New Opera House (Untermainanlage 11). This pre-eminent Opera House has been awarded the title “Opera House of the Year” twice (so far!) and is the current home of Frankfurt opera performances. It set a record in 2005-2006 when it premiered twelve new programs.
Talented singers have flocked here over the years, and continue to do so. Your tour of the Frankfurt theater and arts scene isn’t complete until you have paid a visit to its New Opera House.
The Frankfurter Volkstheater (Großer Hirschgraben 21) is the ideal place to experience some local culture. A performance here could be anything from Goethe to modern comedy.
The English Theatre
Founded in 1979, The English Theatre Frankfurt was the first theater in Frankfurt to present its performances in the English language. The plays here are again a wildly varying bunch, from Shakespeare to the Wizard of Oz to The Rocky Horror Show.
Turmpalast (Kino am Turm)
As far as movie theaters are concerned, check out all the newest releases at the Turmpalast (Große Eschenheimer Straße 20). Most films are shown in English or their original language!