Catch a musical in Hamburg
Hamburg is renowned on a world scale for its many theaters, musicals and cultural events. It claims to be the third largest musical city in the world next to London’s West End and New York’s Broadway. It is certainly the musical and entertainment capital of Germany. Cats, the musical, first came to Germany in 1986. Since then, this country’s love for musicals has escalated with each year. World famous acts such as Rocky, Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King have been staged in Hamburg’s many theaters.
World-class theatres and venuesThe city has over forty theaters, thirty of which offer musical performances. The English Theatre of Hamburg offers English performances and has attracted some big names over the years. The most famous theatres in the city are Thalia Theatre, Schmidts Tivoli and Deutsches Schauspielhaus. Make sure you plan ahead when booking tickets to avoid disappointment, as certain shows can be very popular and sell out fast.
Musicals are not the only performances available in this vibrant city. In total there are over 300 venues ranging from concert halls and cinemas to cabaret. The State Opera House is worth a visit, especially to admire the unique architecture of the external building. International opera and ballet performances are available throughout the year and it has been home to the local Philharmonic Orchestra for 175 years. Make sure to check out the striking new Elbphilharmonie concert hall on the edge of the Elbe, residence of the NDR Elbphilarmonie Orchestra.
Regardless of which theater or entertainment venue you choose, whether it be to see a musical or an opera performance, the Radisson Blu Hotel in Hamburg offers a convenient base in the heart of the city. Indulge in the premier facilities to make your theater break in Hamburg even more enjoyable.