Theatre in Hamburg

Deutsches Schauspielhaus Theatre

Germany’s largest and most important theatre presents imaginative interpretations of the classics (Shakespeare, Goethe, Chekhov et al) alongside new works.
Live Performance in Hamburg


They're making beautiful music in this former factory that's an iconic Altona venue, where the music ranges from classical to club and the program spans theatre to film.
Live Performance in Hamburg


In addition to excellent live music gigs and experimental DJ sets, this former slaughterhouse hosts anything from acoustic raves to spoken word.
Classical Music in Hamburg


Hamburg's longtime premier address for classical concerts and opera is this splendid neo-baroque edifice, home to the State Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. When/if the Elbphilharmonie finally opens, many perfo…
Theatre in Hamburg

Schmidt Tivoli

This plush theatre stages a cornucopia of saucy musical reviews, comedies, soap operas and variety shows. Midnight shows follow the main performance. The newly opened adjoining Schmidtchen showcases young talent in…
Opera in Hamburg


Among the world’s most respected opera houses, the Staatsoper has been directed by the likes of Gustav Mahler and Karl Böhm during its 325-year-plus history.
Stadium in Hamburg

Barclaycard Arena

Hamburg’s huge Barclaycard Arena (previously sponsored by O2) was extensively refurbished for the 2006 football World Cup, and is home to Bundesliga club Hamburger SV (www.hsv.de). Take S-Bahn 21 or 3 to ‘Stellingen…
Stadium in Hamburg


Favourite local football team FC St Pauli (www.fcstpauli.com) plays at home in the multi-use Millerntor stadium.
Music Club in Hamburg


One of the more respectable clubs today on the Grosse Freiheit, this second venue for the Beatles survives in a much-altered form.