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As we celebrate #worldtheatreday2021 at English Theatre Düsseldorf we look back to our very last live performance on stage on 31st October 2020 It is of course our fairytale musical CINDERELLA by Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark!

To all the theatre companies around the world, here's to making things happen during a pandemic we will be back, bringing magic to the stage again soon!

"SHAKESPEARE AM RHEIN - Romeo & Juliet" - May 29th - June 9th 2021

We are thrilled to announce that next May/June 2021, English Theatre Düsseldorf will be performing Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ in the Kaiserpfalz Ruins, from 29th May - 9th June! Uniting a team of creatives from across Europe and the USA, we present to you ‘Shakespeare Am Rhein!

"If we look around the world, we unfortunately can still find historical and learned hatred between two parties everywhere. Despite this, we continue to hope that the useless sacrifices of this timeless prejudice will eventually be recognised. We advocate for and hold on to the idea that one day it may be triumphed. In this respect, ROMEO & JULIET continues to remain a relevant story and one that can serve as a blueprint for countless conflicts throughout time, not only globally and socially, but also within our personal lives.

Our performance of ROMEO & JULIET will tell the love story of two young women. The Kaiserpfalz Ruins are the ideal venue for this story, bringing its own history to the stage; evoking memories and depicting how the play’s theme of hate under the threat of love, has created physical alterations to the space. The audience will sit enraptured within the calm, powerful atmosphere of the ruins, to enjoy a unique summer evening."

Until we get the green light from the government that outdoor events can take place, we are not yet able to sell tickets, however if you would like to register your interest in receiving communication when they do go on sale, please complete this short form to be added to our Mailing List.

Location: Die Kaiserpfalzruine, Burgallee, 40489 Düsseldorf

Shows: 29.05 (Premiere), 30.05, 01.06, 02.06, 03.06, 04.06, 05.06, 06.06, 08.06, 09.06.21. All performances @ 7.30pm | Plus 30.05, 05.06, 06.06 @ 2.30pm

Ticket prices & date of sale: to be announced soon we hope!

PLUS: Schools / Adult Education centres - we are offering private daytime school performances between 29th May - 9th June for groups of 80+ students. If interested in organising a private school booking, email us on or call Rosie Thorpe on 0157 55001201.

An event not to be missed, it's going to magical!

To make this project happen and to truly bring the world of Romeo & Juliet to life in this incredible space, we need your support! Any support that you can offer will go directly to funding production costs such as location hire, light and sound equipment hire and our artists' work. Every donation made will bring us a step closer to allowing this project to take place.

Check out our "Shakespeare am Rhein" page to find out more about the project; get behind the scenes glimpses into the creative process, learn about our amazing location and meet our talented team of Cast and Creatives!

We are hugely grateful for any support that you can provide and appreciate any donations that you can offer!

It’s time to build our ‘fair Verona’!


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Due to the current Lockdown, all of our Weekly Theatre Courses for 2021 have been postponed until the earliest possible opportunity. The new start dates will be announced when confirmation has been given that the Courses can take place.

Please feel free to explore the Courses that are available and reserve your space in advance by completing the indicated registration form on each page.

Want to know more about the ladies who run ETD? Read Schnurrkultur's interview!

The Lovely Blogger Nine and her 2 cats Yoki and Finlay at Schnurrkultur have written a lovely article about ETD artistic directors, Rosie and Ilya! Check it out!

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Kindergarten and primary school teachers... look no further!

We are offering a magical, socially-distanced touring show and workshop to bring into schools/KITAS, for school children 1-3 grade or for KITAS age 3+!

🎁THE DREAMING TREE 🌿by Julie Stearns & Peter Krahl

To enquire about bringing this show to YOUR school or Kita, contact Olivia on

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