When I was in 5th grade I joined my school’s drama club. From that point on I developed a great love for theater. Even though I had to quit the drama club when I graduated, I remained hooked. Fortunately, we have a couple of great theaters in the city and one of my favorites is the Thalia Theater. The current theater manager, Joachim Lux, works with very talented directors of contemporary, modern theater and together they are often able to create really fascinating productions that are honored also outside of Hamburg.
There are two locations: the bigger theater is located right by the Alster, the smaller one in the district of Altona. This location also offers progressive drama as well as concerts, lectures and other projects, such as an international café, as a meeting point for refugees and neighbors.
The successful dialogue between cultures, religions and different parts of society are important principles for the team of the Thalia Theater, which also reflects on their performances. Moreover, it also shows in their social price management – they offer great discounts for socially disadvantaged people. Plus, for the non-German-speakers, oftentimes you will be able to enjoy their plays in different languages, or with different surtitles.