Frankfurt & Southern Rhineland entertainment

Arts Centre in Heidelberg


Within an old train station, beloved cultural centre Karlstorbahnhof has an art-house cinema screening original-language films; theatre, cabaret and comedy performances (some in English); a nightclub hosting DJs and…
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…
Live Music in Saarbrücken


Industrial 1920s brick surrounds provide great acoustics at this live music venue, where punk, alternative, metal and rock bands take to the stage. Concerts generally start around 7pm. On weekends it also hosts a sm…
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.
Theatre in Saarbrücken


The grandiose, golden-hued Staatstheater was built on Hitler’s orders to thank the Saarlanders for their 1935 vote to rejoin Germany. It opened in 1938 with Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman and today presents op…
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 …