Theatre Magdeburg - Opera House

Theater Magdeburg: Opernhaus

Come and experience Magdeburg Theatre and its Opera House in the “Universitätsplatz” square and “Schauspielhaus” theatre venue by the “Hasselbachplatz” square.

Opernhaus Außenansicht  © Theater Magdeburg
Opernhaus mit "Hello Dolly" © Theater Magdeburg
Opernhaus mit "Hoffmanns Erzählungen" © Theater Magdeburg
Opernhaus mit "Don Quichotte" © Theater Magdeburg
Opernhaus mit "Carmina Burana" © Theater Magdeburg
Opernhaus mit "Der Nussknacker" © Theater Magdeburg
Opernhaus mit "Dreigroschenoper" © Theater Magdeburg
Opernhaus mit "La Traviata" © Theater Magdeburg
Opernhaus mit "Lucia di Lammermoor" © Theater Magdeburg
Opernhaus mit "Hänsel und Gretel" © Theater Magdeburg

Magdeburg Opera House boasts an impressive programme containing a wide variety of performances and events ranging from spectacular operas through to symphony concerts, operettas through to musicals featuring top performers and classical ballets through to theatre evenings stretching across a range of genres.

Alongside the performances in its daily repertoire, Magdeburg Theatre’s “Schauspielhaus” theatre venue also offers a varied programme of additional events such as “Nachtschicht” evening shows, jazz sessions and many more.

The theatre plays an important role for the residents of Magdeburg and visitors to the city as both an artistic haven and a location in which they can reflect on their own personal lives. Its active commitment to internationality and openness make it an inspiring venue with a brilliant reputation both in Magdeburg and throughout Germany. Magdeburg Theatre additionally represents a dynamic link between local affairs and internationality stretching far beyond the German borders. On top of all this, it is also particularly committed to supporting and promoting young talent in all areas of performing arts.


Box office opening hours:

Open for general bookings until 6:30pm on performance days and for bookings for the day’s performance from 6:30pm onwards

10am - 7:30pm
10am - 7:30pm
10am - 7:30pm
10am - 7:30pm
10am - 7:30pm
10am - 7:30pm



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DomplatzOpenAir 2020

„Rebecca“ beim DomplatzOpenAir

An International renowned musicals against the spectacular backdrop of the Magdeburg Cathedral: the DomplatzOpenAir is one of Magdeburg's cultural highlights. In 2020 Magdeburg theatre presents the musical „Rebecca” from 19 June (premiere) to 12 July.

Experience a shivering English romance at Cathedral Square: The musical version of „Rebecca“, the famous novel by Daphne du Maurier.

The Story

A young woman marries the rich, much older widower Maxim de Winter and moves with him to his Manderlay country estate - somewhere on the southern coast of England. Doubts and danger mix increasingly in the romantic loneliness, because the spirit of the first Mrs. de Winter, Rebecca, is omnipresent in the house - decisively supported by the housekeeper Mrs. Danvers: Can the young wife emancipate herself from her overpowering predecessor? And what happened to Rebecca anyway?

The Musical

After the success of "Elisabeth", musical author Michael Kunze succeeded in obtaining the rights for a musical version of the novel by Daphne du Maurier. Again he collaborated with composer Sylvester Levay and developed one of the most successful German musicals ever for the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien. After the open-air plays in Tecklenburg, Theater Magdeburg is only the second theatre to develop a new production of the musical.


Premiere Friday, 19 June 2019, 9 p.m.

Further shows: Sat. 20 June / Sun. 21 June / Wed. 24 June / Thu. 25 June/ Fri. 26 June / Sat. 28 June / Sun. 29 June / Wed. 1 July / Thu. 2 July / Fri. 3 July / Sat. 4 July / Sun. 5 July / Wed. 8 July / Thu. 9 July / Fri. 10 July / Sat. 11 July / Sun. 12 July


Tikets Premiere: between 56 € and 40 € / reduced between 47 € and 32 €
Tickets Friday & Saturday: between 53 € and 36 € / concessions between 45 € and 30 €
Tickets Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: between € 46 and € 30 / reduced between € 40 and € 25

Reservation and purchase at the box office: 0391 - 40 490 490 or online:

Theatre box office
Uiversitätsplatz 9
39104 Magdeburg: Mon - Sat 10.00 - 19.30 I On all days of the performance until 18.30


Direction: Erik Petersen
Stage design: Dirk Hofacker
Costumes: Kristopher Kempf
Choreography: Ludwig Mond
Dramaturgy: Ulrike Schröder