Photo: Philipp Schiwek
Opera, Gustaf Grundgens or Faust are all possible associations while thinking about German theatre. The scene in Dusseldorf itself is linked to names like Louise Dumont and Gustav Lindemann and the gold-topaz as a decoration for excellent German actresses. The Theatre museum in the city focuses all these items in its concept.
It was founded 1938 as a private archive of the theatre and was communised in 1947. Located near both the theatre and the opera, the museum is unique in Germany being the only independent institution with communal supporters. Its function comprises collecting, preserving, presenting and informing about the history of the German theatre using the example of Dusseldorf and its region.
The continuous exhibition named Schauplätze – Theater in der Stadt and changing ones show chronological development of the theatre. Examples include the epochs from the royal theatre of the 16th and 17th century to Immermanns Musterbühne up to present day theatre. The guest is also informed about such types of theatre as the puppet plays or boulevard theatre and independent groups. Depending on the exhibition, attending plays, public discussions and workshops is possible. For scientific work, the archive and the library including many photos, films and text material are available.
phone: 0211 899 6130
Hours of Opening
Tue - Sun: 1 pm – 8:30 pm
Library: by appointment
adults: 3 €
students/groups： 1.50 €
educational guide：1 € （per person, by appointment）