Entertainment in Frankfurt am Main

  • Entertainment in Frankfurt am Main

    Batschkapp

    Since 1976, when it began staging live bands (rock, soul, et al), the legendary ‘Batsch’ has seen ’em come and go. Its main premises are in the Frankfurter Kulturzentrum, 8km northeast of the Hauptbahnhof; other concert venues include the Alte Batschkapp ('old Batschkapp') premises at Maybachstrasse 24, 8km north of the Hauptbahnhof (S-Bahn Eschersheim), and Nachtleben.

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    Nachtleben

    Tucked away in the southeastern corner of Konstablerwache, Nachtleben has a cafe with a terrace on the ground floor and hosts concerts that showcase alternative and indie bands, as well as parties ranging from Britpop to techno, and indietronic to hip-hop, depending on the night.

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    Kino im Filmmuseum

    This excellent art cinema is attached to Frankfurt’s cinema museum, the Deutsches Filmmuseum. Many films are screened in their original languages.

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    Jazzkeller

    Check out the walls for photos of jazz greats who’ve played at this venue since it opened in 1952. In addition to concerts, there are jam sessions on Wednesdays, and DJs on Fridays, with dancing to Latin, funk and soul. It's hidden away in a cellar across from Goethestrasse 27.

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    Städtische Bühnen

    The city's huge cultural complex includes Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt's main opera company, and Schauspiel Frankfurt, its largest theatre company. Tickets can be booked by phone or online.

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    Mouson

    This rambling former soap factory serves as a forum for younger artists, and hosts contemporary dance, theatre (sometimes in English) and cabaret, as well as concerts by up-and-coming bands. Schedules are posted online.

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    Tigerpalast

    Hugely enjoyable even if you don’t speak German, Tigerpalast is a top venue for cabaret and Varieté theatre, with programs that often include acrobats, circus and magic performances.

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    Alte Oper

    The Alte Oper hosts frequent concerts of symphonic and chamber music in its two halls, which seat 2450 and 720 respectively. Pop, jazz, singer-songwriter and world music acts also play here.

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    Oper Frankfurt

    Enormous cultural complex Städtische Bühnen includes Oper Frankfurt, the city’s main opera company. Tickets can be ordered by phone or online.

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    Bockenheimer Depot

    This century-old former tram depot hosts innovative dance performances as well as Städtische Bühnen theatre and opera productions.

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    English Theatre

    Continental Europe’s largest English-language theatre company stages first-rate plays and musicals, with top actors hired after casting calls in London and New York.

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    Mampf

    Cool jazz permeates this tiny, 1972-opened jazz-club/pub. Live concerts take place most nights – check the calendar for details.

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    Summa Summarum

    This Musikkeller (music cellar), an intimate basement venue with vaulted stone ceilings and just half a dozen tables, features a wide-ranging program of jazz, singer-songwriters (blues, rock etc) and more. The music lasts from about 9pm to midnight.

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    Schauspiel Frankfurt

    Schauspiel Frankfurt, the city's largest theatre company, is based at the vast Städtische Bühnen cultural complex. You can book tickets by phone or online.

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    Frankfurt Ticket Main Office

    Underground in the Hauptwache U-Bahn/S-Bahn station, on the B Level. Posters and brochures announcing upcoming events line the walls, making this a good place to assess your options for going out.

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    Orfeo’s Erben

    Orfeo’s Erben screens non-dubbed art-house films (celluloid and digital).