Nuremberg theaters and cinemas offer a wide variety of cultural experiences, from opera to puppets.
The State Opera building was constructed in 1905 and is generally regarded as one of Germany’s most beautiful. If you’re lucky enough to come by in September, you may catch a glimpse of the annual Nuremberg Opera Ball.
The Nuremberg State Theater (Richard-Wagner Platz 2-10) is a city institution and one of the largest in the country. With its stages for opera, ballet and drama performances, you can bet that you’ll find some masterpiece being performed somewhere during your visit.
For an authentic Nuremberg theater experience, you’ll want to check out the Marionettentheater (Bonhoefferstraße 19a). With a “cast” of over 400 beautifully-crafted puppets and marionettes, you’ll be treated to a wonderful German fairy tale. The theater has been pulling the strings for the last forty years. You can catch a performance at Apollo Temple Cramer-Klett-Park.
If you want to see the latest in German cabaret, then don’t miss the Nürnberger Burgtheater (Füll 13). Situated right in the Old Town, the location and the performances couldn’t be better. This Nuremberg theater has a reputation for seeking out the best cabaret in the country.
Nuremberg is well-known for having a lively improv scene. Improv theater is completely made up on the spot, so you won’t see the same show twice! If you’re in the mood for some fun spontanaeity then head to one of the city’s many venues, like ex & hopp (Adamstraße 43), holterdiepolter! (Spohrstraße 6) and Rollenrausch Improvistionstheater (Steinheilstraße 7).
Be sure to stock up on roses (for a good show) and wet sponges (for a less than good one), so you can express to the performers what you think!
For those rainy days, who doesn’t like a trip to the movies? If you’re looking for English-language films, then this Nuremberg theater has what you want. The Roxy Kino (Julius-Lossmann-Straße 116) is the only foreign-language cinema in the city. You can catch all the latest Hollywood blockbusters, as well as some Spanish and French films.