Theatre and stages in the Harz Mountains
Experience beautiful and unique theatre performances on the numerous stages and theatres in the Harz region. We offer you an overview of all the stages and theatres in the Harz region as well as further information about the programme, the performances and the play schedules. The theatre scene in the Harz is characterised by the legendary performance venues and entertaining plays in a unique setting. These offer everyone, young and old, the right cultural experience. Those interested in theatre are spoilt for choice in the Harz: from high-class concert series or plays and fairytale productions to musical theatre, almost everything is represented in the Harz theatre scene.
One of the best-known theatres in the Harz is undoubtedly the Harzer Bergtheater in Thale on the Hexentanzplatz. Numerous fairy tales and legendary stories have grown up around the fabulously beautiful mountain theatre. It is also the highest and oldest open-air theatre in Germany and boasts a fabulously beautiful and theatrically unique natural setting. Only a few kilometres further on, in the middle of the Bode Valley, is the Waldbühne Altenbrak, where theatre and music festivals take place in summer.
Also worth a visit is the Nordharzer Städtebundtheater, which emerged in 1992 from the merger of the Stadttheater Quedlinburg and the Volkstheater Halberstadt. Since then, the multi-part theatre has been run under joint artistic management. In addition to the four stages in both towns, further performances take place in the aforementioned Harzer Bergtheater Thale as well as on the Waldbühne Altenbrak. When exploring the Harz theatres and stages, you should not miss a visit to the Goethesaal in the Baumannshöhle in Rübeland. The Goethesaal in the Baumannshöhle is Germany's only underground natural stage and offers an absolutely fascinating natural backdrop amidst the colourfully illuminated stalactites. Browse through the cultural offerings of the theatre scene and explore the fabulous performance venues in the Harz!