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Classical Theatre in Frankfurt, Germany


20/21 SEASON


An open call for Tartuffe and King Lear will be held at the Botanischer Garten Frankfurt (Siesmayerstraße 72) from 13:00 to 16:00 on September 6th, 2020.

Please prepare a 2-3 minute classical monologue. Sign up no later than September 4th by sending an email to: hello@shakespearefrankfurt.de

Callbacks for Tartuffe will be held September 13th at the Internationales Theater (Hanauer Landstraße 5-7). 

Callbacks for King Lear will be held September 20th at the Botanischer Garten Frankfurt (Siesmayerstraße 72). 

Invitations to callbacks will be notified by email. 

For more detailed information, please download our 20/21 Season Auditions Announcement PDF.

have a look at some of our

past productions

The Comedy of Errors

JUNE 2020

Trojan Women

February 2020


June 2019


February 2019

An Enemy of the People

October 2018

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

June 2018

Twelfth Night

October 2017

The Tempest

November 2016

Shakespeare in the Garden: Hortus Inclusus

June 2016

the plague project

When Shakespeare was alive it was common for the Theatres to close during times of plague. Traditionally, we are the cultural spaces that shut down first and are the last to reopen. In his day they would take the show on the road and travel the countryside, even as far as right here in The Palatinate. In the modern age we have another choice, online viewing. Shakespeare Frankfurt is committed to offering storytelling during this time of upheaval and crisis, so we will be sharing some of Shakespeare’s monologues performed by our ensemble members over the coming weeks. The purpose is to pass the time, tell a story and wet your whistles for when we are allowed to see you all in person again and share with you that most essential human experience, Theatre.

Watch all the Plague Project monologues on our YouTube channel.

learn more

about us


Shakespeare Frankfurt is committed to text-based storytelling and utilizes classical and modern theatrical techniques to tell stories that are relevant and accessible to a modern audience. Whether with Shakespeare or other great playwrights from the past, we focus on a generous and flexible environment for artists to grow in.

read more from our

local press

Frankfurter Wochenblatt

February 12, 2020 | Neues Stück im Internationalen Theater Frankfurt Verzweiflung der Frauen Trojas

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2018

Journal Frankfurt

May 18, 2018 | SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN Ein Sommernachts-traum im Botanischen Garten


Plays To See

November 23, 2016 | Internationales Theater Frankfurt, Frankfurt Four hundred years and the final piece...

Frankfurter Rundschau

May 14, 2019 | MACBETH IM BOTANISCHEN GARTEN Kampf um die Macht im Grünen



May 17, 2018 | Frankfurt: Neues Open-Air-Theater „Shakespeare in the Garden“ startet am 10.06.2018

Frankfurter Rundschau

June 11, 2018 | SOMMERTHEATER IN FRANKFURT Wo die Zauberblüten immer gleich zur Hand sind


Journal Frankfurt

October 26, 2017 | JOURNAL FRANKFURT IS GIVING AWAY 2X2 TICKETS Shakespeare for everyone

Contact Us

If you’d like to know more about Shakespeare Frankfurt or need information regarding upcoming shows or auditions, please get in touch by filling out the form on the right or by sending us an email at: hello@shakespearefrankfurt.de

We look forward to hearing from you!