Lead by Rosie Thorpe and Ilya Parenteau, English Theatre Düsseldorf is an English-speaking platform for International artists. Based in Düsseldorf, Germany, we collaborate on anything from classical and contemporary plays to experimental pieces from resident playwrights, all originating from a range of cultures. We are so excited to perform to audiences who share our passion for English-speaking theatre in all its forms and to take our plays from Düsseldorf to other cities in Germany and beyond!


This Christmas, in a conglomeration of history and culture, English Theatre Düsseldorf comes together in co-operation with Komödie in der Steinstraße, to pay tribute to the late-great-king of comedy with Neil Simon's classic....


Performed at the Komödie in der Steinstrasse: Steinstraße 23, 40210, Düsseldorf

Ticket Hotline: 0211 133 707 or 0211 325 151

Starring Tom Zahner as Oscar and Mike McAlpine as Felix, and directed by our very own Ilya Parenteau, this classic comedy (1965) will run in English alongside the German version of "Oskar und Felix" (2002) and will be performed at the Komödie in der Steinstraße, Düsseldorf. Premiere is Sunday 3rd December at 8pm, with shows every Sunday at 2pm and every Monday at 8pm. For full dates and tickets follow this LINK or check out the poster below.

Steinstrasse 23, 40210 Düsseldorf

Join us for Women's Entrepreneurship day on Friday 16th November!!

LADIES! This is a shout-out to you all!! We exclusively have just 10 tickets allocated for us to attend the world famous Women's Entrepreneurship Day event, which will be held at The very exclusive Steigenberger Hotel, Düsseldorf hosted by the inspirational Heléne Rhodin-Shillingford. If interested in joining us tickets can be purchased here https://www.eventbrite.de/e/welttag-der-unternehmerinnen-2018-womens-entrepreneurship-day-wed-2018-in-dusseldorf-tickets-48757382644?fbclid=IwAR1nJdk4InYAxopn_rjxFy8wJr3P_Tn0l9gT_RTGfpfutGg_STibCyxRCYM

Make sure to add our promotion/Werbecode VIP_ENGLISHTHEATRE to secure your place with us! Let's support and promote other wonderful and empowering women by coming together to celebrate all around the world!

We are in the West-Deutsche Zeitung talking life goals, dreams and all things Chess Player - Check it out below!


"THE CHESS PLAYER" was most recently performed by the incredibly talented Richard McElvain, from the 18th - 26th of Septemper 2018 in the Theatermuseum.

The Chess Player is based on the novella, “Schachnovelle” by Austrian author Stefan Zweig. It tells the story of a Viennese Jewish lawyer, Dr. B, imprisoned by the Nazis. Because his legal practice was in financial management for Austrian "old money", they are sure he "knows" things they want to find out, so instead of sending him to the death camps, they keep him in solitary confinement to break him down. Gradually descending into madness, he steals a book of famous chess games and staves off insanity by escaping into the games.

Beyond the story of survival, the production has a larger, meta-theatre frame in which Richard explores the idea of how life parallels the action of the play. How, like the doctor in solitary survives by entering an illusion, so do we in our lives reach out to illusions to guide us...like Theatre.

Richard performed the show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year and it received 5* STAR reviews!

…an absolute must see not only for entertainment purposes, but as a necessary piece of theatre.

Broadway Baby *****