THE LONG-STANDING CITY THEATRE

City Theatre

The Stadttheater (city theatre) has entertained audiences for 400 years and is considered the oldest operational theatre in Germany. A bit past the sell-by date, then, you might think. Not at all! If you feel like a visit to the theatre, all you have to do is check out the monthly programme. You’ll find a great selection of plays ranging from the classics to no-name plays, with performances ranging from the provocative to the political: No matter what your taste, you’re sure to find just the thing for a perfect night out.

Student concessions: The “Uni-Kulturticket”

The “Uni-Kulturticket” (culture pass for students) comes extra cheap at € 1.20 per semester, a contribution AStA student services are happy to pay on your behalf this year. In return for this more than reasonable fee, you’ll get to see all in-house productions put on by Theater Konstanz for free.

Here are the most important facts:

  • Free theatre visits during the semester! (Special events, guest performances and summer theatre productions are excluded)
  • Simply go to the box office one hour before curtain-up and they’ll find you any available seats
  • The same goes for premiere performances
  • Just make sure to bring your valid University of Konstanz student ID plus valid photo ID.

Young theatre

The Junges Theater Konstanz (young theatre) is part of Theater Konstanz. Konstanz’s young theatre is particularly famous for its narrative, figure and puppet theatre shows. The Junges Theater convenes at various venues across Konstanz, including the fancy “Spiegelhalle” near the harbour, and is well known for putting on daring shows like “A Clockwork Orange”, “Der Prozess” and “Genua 01”, a passionate re-telling of the 2001 protests at the G8 summit in Genoa.

THEATRE AT THE BORDER

The ‘Theater an der Grenze’, (theatre at the border) is the lively local stage of Kreuzlingen, hosting between 15 and 20 performances per year from the fields of theatre, satirical shows, music and literature and guest appearances. The entrance on the main street is not exactly easy to find, but it’s well-worth the effort. Students enjoy huge discounts on presenting their student card.

IMPROVISATIONAL THEATRE

Spontaneous, unexpected, creative, and bizarre: for many people this is the epitome of theatre. And in that case they should not visit a traditional theatre, but rather an improvisational theatre. The TmbH (Theater mit beschränkter Hoffnung – theatre with limited hopes) regards itself as a hot spot for impromptu punch lines, where the script is written by the fantasies of the actors and the ideas of the audience. It is a little bit like a tightrope act in the circus; theatre without a safety net.