Frankfurt Region entertainment

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 con…
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 Britp…
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 and s…
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.
Live Music in Darmstadt


The city’s first electric power plant, built in 1888, is now a multipurpose cultural centre hosting concerts (especially jazz but also pop and classical), along with comedy, puppetry shows and DJs. There's an upstai…
Live Music in Mainz


Concerts by German and international bands, dance parties, theatre for kids… the happening KulturZentrum (cultural centre) has it and more. It's housed in a red-brick building that began life in the 19th century as …
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 onl…
Live Music in Darmstadt

Goldene Krone

An long-time student favourite, this sociable bar is known for its nightly concerts as well as dance parties, many held on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9pm. Enter via Holzstrasse. Cash only.
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.