King Lear

King Lear

Who is it that can tell me who I am?

King Lear ACT i.4


Shakespeare Frankfurt is grateful to be able to create live theatre again in the Botanical Garden Frankfurt!  Due to declining Covid numbers we will be able to share our production of King Lear with the public this summer.

The future of a nation is threatened by an old King who refuses to change with the times. Traitors and opportunists twist his environment until all he has left is himself, only then does he realize he has passed the point of no return.

Directed by PJ Escobio.

Through the lens of the Dark Ages, Shakespeare Frankfurt’s production of King Lear seeks to discover what it takes to achieve genuine change – ideological, social, and even emotional transformation – while navigating a ruthless world of deceit and desire. Using the lush environment of the Botanischer Garten Frankfurt, we will transport you, to a world of sin, violence, deception, and ruthlessness. Along the way, you will discover how the wholesomeness and devotion of a few can change the doomed destiny of a kingdom into one of hope. Wear your best walking shoes and prepare for a summer evening of Promenade Theatre.


Due to Covid restrictions, the audience will be limited to 30 guests per show.

PREMIERE June 23rd at 7:00 PM

June 24th at 7:00 PM

June 25th at 7:00 PM

June 26th at 7:00 PM

June 27th at 4:00 PM

June 30th at 7:00 PM

July 1st at 7:00 PM

July 3rd at 7:00 PM

July 4th at 4:00 PM

All ticket holders will be required to send a completed Contact Form (Datenblatt) to before the show. Anyone without a completed Contact form will not be allowed entry into the Garden. The form can be downloaded here.


We are grateful to be able to create live theatre again in the Botanical Garden. In order to keep everyone safe, the performances will follow the principles of

1 – Masks
2 – Test / vaccination
3 – Safe distances

Please read the Covid Rules for details and download the PDF. For any questions, please contact

The Botanical garden frankfurt

King Lear will be performed outdoors in the Botanical Garden Frankfurt. The address and directions to the garden can be found on the map below.