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English Theatre Düsseldorf is an English-speaking platform for International artists. Based in Düsseldorf, Germany, we collaborate on anything from classical and contemporary plays to experimental pieces from resident playwrights, all originating from a range of cultures. We are so excited to perform to audiences who share our passion for English-speaking theatre in all its forms and to take our plays from Düsseldorf to other cities in Germany and beyond.

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Summer Performing Arts Workshop for Kids/Teens

13th - 17th August


DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND we have a new kids/teens Performing Arts workshop @ AKKI, Düsseldorf!

We are offering five days of Musical Theater workshops, in English, for children/Teenagers between the ages of 11 and 15 years old over 5 days in August Summer Break. These workshops focus on performance; acting, singing and dancing, as well as designing simple costumes, props and set.

The Theme for the workshop is "WHAT LIES BEYOND" and costs 175€ for the full 5 days, 10am - 4pm each day.

Students will work over the five days from 13th - 17th August in groups of 12 (max) towards a short final performance for family and friends, at AKKI on Friday 17th August at 2pm.

If interested in signing your child up please email Rosie or Ilya on info@english-theatre-duesseldorf.de or call 015755001201.

For photos from our Easter workshop please click HERE.

Our September show will be....

THE CHESS PLAYER

ETD will be producing THE CHESS PLAYER, performed by the incredibly talented Richard McElvain, as he brings his show to Düsseldorf for just 6 DAYS ONLY, on the 18th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th September. Performance will begin at 7.30pm!

The Chess Player is based on the novella, “The Royal Game” by Austrian author Stefan Zweig. It tells the story of a Viennese Jewish lawyer, Dr. B, imprisoned by the Nazis. Because his legal practice was in financial management for Austrian "old money", they are sure he "knows" things they want to find out, so instead of sending him to the death camps, they keep him in solitary confinement to break him down. Gradually descending into madness, he steals a book of famous chess games and staves off insanity by escaping into the games.

Beyond the story of survival, the production has a larger, meta-theatre frame in which Richard explores the idea of how life parallels the action of the play. How, like the doctor in solitary survives by entering an illusion, so do we in our lives reach out to illusions to guide us...like Theatre.

Richard performed the show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year and it received 5* STAR reviews!

…an absolute must see not only for entertainment purposes, but as a necessary piece of theatre.

Broadway Baby *****

Tickets on sale HERE!

Summer Performing Arts Workshop for Kids 16th - 20th July

English Theatre Düsseldorf is BACK with a brand-spanking new kids Performing Arts workshop @ the Theater Museum, Düsseldorf!

We are offering five days of Musical Theater workshops, in English, for children between the ages of 6 and 10 years old during the 1st week of Summer Break. These workshops focus on performance; acting, singing and dancing, as well as designing simple costumes, props and set.

The Theme for the workshop is "UNDER THE SEA" and costs 175€ for the full 5 days, 10am - 4pm each day.

Students will work over the five days from 16th -20th July in groups of 12 (max) towards a short final performance for family and friends, on the Theater Museum stage on Friday 20th July at 2pm.

If interested in signing your child up please email Rosie or Ilya on info@english-theatre-duesseldorf.de or call 015755001201.

For photos from our Easter workshop please click HERE.

Thank you ERICH-KÄSTNER GESAMTSCHULE, ESSEN!

The ETD Workshop team and Martin Demmer, film maker, spent 3 days running theatre/film workshops with students from the Erich-Kästner Gesamtschule on the theme of "Going Places". We had great time and what a fantastic topic for a school that represents students from over 30 different Nationalities. We were all blown away by the student's open-ness and professionalism to try new things out; thank you for having us! (more photos found HERE)

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