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Karl von Fischer erected this classical building in 1818. Today the National Theatre Munich stands tall in marble, crystal and gold, hosting live performances of international artists. The theater is well planned and has a Corinthian portico dedicated to Apollo and the Muses. There is also a mosaic of Pegasus on the rear tympanum, designed by Ludwig Schwantehaler. The building has been destroyed twice: once by fire in 1825 (it was rebuilt two years later in a style faithful to the original) and again in a 1943 air raid. It was rebuilt in 1963 according to the original plans. The Bavarian State Opera, one of the world's best, showcases its events here and the Munich Opera Festival attracts many enthusiasts from around the world every year.
Named after its architect François de Cuvilliés, this was once the court theater. The interior has been restored to its original baroque glory, decorated in majestic red and gold. The theater has four floors and each has 14 box theaters or special seats which encloses the ground floor in a horseshoe shape. You can also visit this historic venue singularly or on a combined ticket as well.
The former Kleinen Komödie am Max II was transformed into this fantastic GOP theater in 2008. The GOP Varieté-Theater München is a venue in the city, well known for the variety of enthralling concerts held here. They have some of the best artists performing in their theater, thus offering guests sheer entertainment. GOP group has theaters in other locations too. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of the dance and musical performances held here.
Established in 1993, Muffatwerk is one huge International cultural arts venue. This multicultural venue hosts a wide range of programs like dance, theater, musical performances and all kinds of performing arts. You will witness artists showcasing their talents from all around the globe. This place hosts almost 500 to 600 events each year.
A part of Muffatwerk, The Muffathalle hosts electric concerts and promotes up and coming and established musicians. With state of the art acoustics, every performance held here is an immersive one and is thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. The space also features a chic bar and lovely outdoor space with a beer garden. Enjoy the view as you lose yourself in the rhythm of the music!
Completed in 1985, the Gasteig Cultural Center is nothing short of a cultural landmark in the city. It consists of structures of contrasting forms clustered around a forum. Situated on the right bank of the River Isar, the Gasteig (meaning "steep road" in Bavarian dialect) dominates the axis formed by the Isartor, Zweibrückenstraße, and Ludwigsbrücke. The main building is the Philharmonie, home to the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and with seating for 2,400 people. The Gasteig also houses the Carl-Orff-Saal, the Kleine Konzertsaal (the small concert hall) and the Black Box Stage for music, theater and lectures. In addition, it accommodates Munich's Municipal Library, with 600,000 books (of which 50,000 are for lending), one of the largest in Germany. The Volkshochschule (adult education center) and the Richard Strauss Conservatory are also on the premises.
Located within the Swing and the City, Cats' Corner is one place if dance is what you are looking for. Inspired from the swing era of the 20's and 30's, they offer various dance forms such as the Lindy-hop, Charleston, Blues, Balboa and lots more. This north-east dance corner witnesses many dance enthusiasts train in their favorite style. To learn more about the styles and schedules, check out the website or call ahead.
Reopened in 1997, this is the finest of Munich's opera houses and host to ballets, orchestras, operas, and operettas from all over the world. Classical in style, it was built in 1901 by Max Littmann. The auditorium is designed like an amphitheater with no seat categories, according to the supposedly democratic ideals of Wagnerian opera. The building is also home to the Bavarian Theater Academy, whose students use both stages for public performances.
The Lach & Schieß Betriebsgesellschaft (Society of Laughter and Shooting) made cabaret history here (and on television) since the 1950s, with Dieter Hildebrand as its main star. This small theater in Schwabing was host to some of the most cutting humor and political satire around. Unfortunately, the ensemble dissolved in 1998 and the theater was completely renovated. Although the theater is still extremely cramped for space but it still attracts some of the biggest names in German cabaret. Tickets can be booked online. Check the website for timings.