Live Music in Frankfurt am Main


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...

Live Music in Frankfurt am Main


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...

Cinema in Frankfurt am Main

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.

Jazz in Frankfurt am Main


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...

Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main

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.

Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main


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...

Cabaret in Frankfurt am Main


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.

Classical Music in Frankfurt am Main

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.

Opera in Frankfurt am Main

Oper Frankfurt

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

Dance in Frankfurt am Main

Bockenheimer Depot

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

Theatre in Frankfurt am Main

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.

Jazz in Frankfurt am Main


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

Live Music in Frankfurt am Main

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...

Theatre in Frankfurt am Main

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.

Booking Service in Frankfurt am Main

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.