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Classical Theatre in Frankfurt, Germany


23/24 SEASON



have a look at some of our

past productions

Romeo & Juliet

Spring 2023

Julius Caesar

Winter/Spring 2023


Fall 2022/Winter 2023

As You Like It

June/July 2022

Antony & Cleopatra

Winter 21/22

Travellers, Fools & Thieves

August 2021

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

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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.

We are proud to present Reflections, part of the Worldwide Ukrainian Play-Readings initiative.

The Center for International Theatre Development (CITD) commissioned 23 Ukrainian playwrights to create new works that “offer a first draft of history through the lens of the playwright.” This project led by John Friedman (American writer & translator) and Maksym Kurochkin (leader of the new Theatre of Playwrights in Kyiv) is being performed around the world. 

We are thrilled to share with you a selection of plays from the project combined with live music and poetry!

The Covid restrictions are easing. Theaters are opening again, and we at Shakespeare Frankfurt held our 2nd annual online symposium and fundraiser on March 27th, 2022. This event was born from the restrictions placed due to the pandemic but we see it as a blessing in disguise. By offering this as online content we are able to gather artists from around the world to share their experiences and discuss various aspects of 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!

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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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If you are enjoying our work, please consider making a donation to help us continue to provide our community with the rich and detailed stories that Shakespeare created for all of us. If you have any questions regarding your donation, please contact Varvara Pomoni.

Shakespeare Frankfurt e.V.
Frankfurter Sparkasse 
IBAN. DE50 5005 0201 0200 7387 04



The work we do would not be possible without the generous support and collaboration from the following organizations:

read more from our

local press


Frankfurter Allgemeine

June 8, 2022 | Glücklich und unglücklich verliebt Die Gruppe „Shakespeare Frankfurt“ lädt die Zuschauer zum Gang durch den Botanischen Garten: Bei „As you like it“

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

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


Journal Frankfurt

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

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


Plays To See

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

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