Düsseldorf entertainment

Classical Music in Düsseldorf


As a former planetarium the Tonhalle has always trained the spotlight on the stars. Today it’s the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra and the heavyweights of jazz, soul and chanson that shine beneath its ribbed metal-blu…
Jazz in Düsseldorf

Em Pöötzke

Reopened in 2015 by saxophonist Peter van der Heusen, this narrow Altstadt burrow presents live and recorded jazz and related sounds every night that it's open. The musical spectrum ranges from Dixie to funk, countr…
Theatre in Düsseldorf

Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté

No German language skills are needed to enjoy the enchanting line-up of acrobats, comedians, magicians, artistes and other variety acts performing under the starry-sky ceiling of a nostalgic theatre hall. Seating is…
Live Music in Düsseldorf


This action-oriented non-profit cultural centre in an old factory has been around since 1977 and is still the go-to place for non-mainstream indie and alternative artists and progressive and eclectic programming.
Puppet Theatre in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorfer Marionetten-Theater

Generations of kids and adults have been enthralled by the adorable marionettes that sing, dance and act their way through beautifully orchestrated operas and fairy tales at this venerable venue. Pure magic.
Opera in Düsseldorf

Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Düsseldorf has an opera tradition going back to 1875. Its ensemble presents both opera and ballet here and in the sister venue in nearby Duisburg.
Live Music in Düsseldorf

AK 47

Like punk rock? Go here. Enough said.