welcome to shakespeare frankfurt

Classical Theatre in Frankfurt, Germany


2021/2022 SEASON

have a look at some of our

past productions

King Lear

June/July 2021


WINTER 20/21

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

learn about our other

projects & events

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.
This film is a celebration of Life’s most powerful moments, the ones that create our destiny, that provide hope and joy, that detail our own downfalls.  During the summer of 2020, a most tumultuous time for humankind, Shakespeare Frankfurt chose to look at some of those pivotal moments in life and share them with the community at large.  As it is every summer, the Botanischer Garten Frankfurt, with all its unique natural wonder, was our world to tell these stories in. “Spiritus Vitae – The Breath of Life” is now available on our YouTube channel. Click the button below to learn more about this project, including behind the scenes photos, cast and crew bios, and much more!
In recognition of World Theatre Day on March 27th, 2021 we held our first fundraiser as a registered nonprofit theatre ensemble! We invited guest artists from around the world to join us for an online symposium to discuss how they approached the hurdles of creating theatre during the pandemic and how we can adjust our process in more sustainable ways for a post-Covid theatre world. This was a “pay what you can” virtual event open to everyone, hosted via Zoom webinar, including symposiums on each artist’s work as well as an open Q&A and panel discussion. To learn more about the event and the guest speakers, click the button below.

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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.


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Shakespeare Frankfurt e.V.
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read more from our

local press

Frankfurter Allgemeine

October 21, 2020 | William Shakespeare als Fixpunkt William Shakespeares Werk hat den amerikanischen Regisseur und Schauspieler P. J. Escobio...

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 neue press

August 20, 2020 | Botanischer Garten Frankfurt wird zur Filmkulisse Die Theatercompagnie "Shakespeare Frankfurt" geht mit einer Collage aus Stücken neue Wege


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

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...

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