Stages for children‘s and youth theatre in Germany

SchauBurg – Theater der Jugend

© SchauBurg – Theater der Jugend

  • Children’s theatre
  • Youth theatre
Munich’s SchauBurg is the children’s and youth theatre of the Bavarian capital, Munich. Set up in 1953 by Siegfried Jobst as Munich’s Märchenbühne, it was taken over by the city in 1969. Since 1983, the SchauBurg has been artistically independent. In 1990, the city approved its conversion into a modern theatre. After the completion of renovation work in the early nineties, it had become one of Europe’s most modern, state-of-the-art children’s and youth theatres, with a stage that can be changed to meet individual requirements.

Some 350 performances take place here each year, with audience numbers totalling more than 40,000. The productions are targeted at all age groups. The works selected in the categories dance theatre, narrative theatre, object theatre and concerts range from classics to pieces by contemporary authors. The SchauBurg stages puppet theatre at the Studiobühne unterm Dach for its youngest audiences from the age of four.

The theatre’s mottos are “Courage to experiment“, “Questions, not Answers“ and “Complexity versus Simplification“. The productions and the spatial concept are arranged to turn these mottos into reality.
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