The Blac
k Monk

by Kirill Serebrennikov
Based on the story by Anton Tschechow
Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov
Premiere 22th January 2022, Thalia Theater
With Russian surtitles


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theater festival
Lessingtage - Um alles in der Welt
20th January to 6th February 2022
advance booking is open

Thalia Internati
onal | Surtitles

Thalia Theater regularily presents shows with surtitles. At present the repertory offers English and Turkish surtitles.
Click here for more information.

The She
ep Song

by FC Bergman - Stef Aerts, Joé Agemans, Thomas Verstraeten, Marie Vinck
Guest Performance from Toneelhuis, Belgium
Premiere 20th January 2022, Thalia Theater
Without Words

The Blac
k Monk

by Kirill Serebrennikov / Based on the story by Anton Chekhov / Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov
Preview 21th January 2022
With Russian surtitles

Avremo ancora l’o
ccasione di ball
are insieme

We will dance with each other again / A project by Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini
Germany premiere 24th Janaury 2022, Thalia Gauss
In Italian with English and German surtitles

The Wor
ld Saviour

A feminist-eco-fascist show by Madame Nielsen, Christian Lollike and the Halvcirkel String Quartet
Guest Performance Madame Nielsen, Denmark
Germany premiere 28th January 8PM
In German and English

Are we not drawn o
nward to new erA

Guest Performance Ontroerend Goed Belgium
1st and 2nd February 2022, Thalia Gauss
In English with German and English Subtitles

Thalia Internat

collection of artist voices

Voices of europe

Visions for a Theatre of the Future


Mattias Andersson, Simon McBurney, Guy Cassiers, Marina Davydova, Ivo van Hove, Grzegorz Jarzyna, Mateja Koležnik, Joachim Lux, Caroline Guiela Nguyen, Thomas Ostermeier, Emma Rice, Christopher Rüping, Kirill Serebrennikov, Simon Stephens


21. January 21st,  2021

Music from the piece "Paradise flood/hunger/play" by "Zwei Euro Gang": Christoph Hart, Matze Pröllochs, Lia Şahin, Julia Förster

Thalia and Coronavirus

Everything you need to know about your visit to the theatre


Dear audience,


We are very pleased to be able to play for you and have developed comprehensive protective measures for a safe and relaxed visit to the Thalia Theater. Please note the following specifics to protect the health of everyone in attendance - in front of, behind and on stage.



As a measure to protect against infection, the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg decided to allow access to many areas of public life only to vaccinated, recovered (2G) and people under 16 years of age from Monday, January 10th 2022, provided they can present their proof in conjunction with a negative test. 


Those who cannot or do not wish to attend the performances due to the changed circumstances under the 2G+ rule can of course return the tickets in exchange for a value voucher. In this case, please contact the theater box office (Mon-Sat 10am-7pm Sun 4pm-6pm), T: 040 3281 4444 or email



Prerequisite for admission to the performance are (2G+):

proof of your complete Corona vaccination (the last required vaccination must have been at least 14 days ago) or
a medical certificate stating that you have overcome a Corona infection or a positive PCR test certificate, which must be at least 28 days and no more than 6 months old, or
a medical certificate stating that vaccination cannot be carried out for health reasons
and a negative test certificate (rapid test max. 24 hours old, PCR test max. 48 hours old), except for visitors with booster vaccinations
and an official identification document to match the presented proofs with your person


Children and adolescents: Children up to and including 6 years of age are exempt from the negative test and mask requirement. Persons under 7 years of age do not need any proof (except their proof of age).


ARRIVING AND LEAVING Please plan to be at the theatre at least 30 minutes before the performance begins, in order to avoid long waiting times in the admission queue and to guarantee that you can get to your seat calmly and in good time. Please take note of the seating chart on your ticket and follow the signposted routes. Entry and exit to the theatre will be via a one-way system, through separate doors and we ask you to please ensure you are maintaining social distancing. If you have any questions on the night, our front of house staff are there to help you at any time.


WHERE WILL I SIT? For 2G+ events, we can again occupy the house without spacing. Please ensure safety distance while moving through the theater and only sit on the seats you booked. Do not change or swap seats. However, we also offer performances with spacing, please look for the 2G+ A designation in the calendar.

Our air-conditioning system constantly delivers clean air, allowing us to look after our guests.

Most performances won’t have an interval.


COMPULSORARY MASKS You must wear a mask covering your nose and mouth while in the theatre and until of the performance.


HAND WASHING We have placed hand sanitiser dispensers at the theatre entrance and in the foyer – please use them!


CLOAKROOM In order to avoid unnecessary crowding, the cloakroom in the foyer will remain closed for the foreseeable future. You are welcome to take your coats and jackets with you into the auditorium, and place them on the free seat next to you. Or simply leave your jackets and bags in the car.


DINING The theatre restaurant, Café des Artistes, is open for bookings and looks forward to welcoming you before or after the performance. To reserve a table, just call 040 30375088.


CONSIDERING OTHERS Your health and wellbeing is important to us. Should you feel ill, or if you are suffering cold-like symptoms, please stay at home, as we will not be able to let you in. Unfortunately, anyone who has had contact with COVID patients up to 14 days before the performance cannot take part in any of our events.


YOUR SEASON TICKET In order to ensure we can maintain social distancing, the seating capacity for the main stage is reduced to 500 seats until further notice, and capacity will be reduced to a third for Thalia Gaußstraße. Furthermore, our health and safety department has designed a new seating plan in close collaboration with the relevant authorities – the modified seating arrangement in the auditorium will protect the audience. Every other row in the auditorium will remain empty. We will offer ‘seating islands’ with one, two or more seats available. These ‘islands’ are arranged in line with social distancing measures. We will ensure everyone stays the appropriate distance apart, in their seats and on the stage. We have also put perspex screens in place in the boxes for your protection. We hope you can understand that not all season ticket seats will be available. If your season ticket seat is affected you will receive a message from the box office in good time, and we will send you replacement tickets for that performance.


SWAPPING SEASON TICKETS Your season tickets and gift vouchers are valid for longer: we are extending the expiry date to cover the whole of our next season, up until summer 2022. Should you not attend your season ticket performances, you still have the flexibility to change dates as usual. Simply speak to a member of our team in the box office.


Questions? The box office at Alstertor is open all summer long to answer your queries, from Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, on 040/32814-444


We look forward to your visit!


Embassy of H
ope – Café In

سفارت امید - كافھ بین المللی
سفارة الامل - المقھى الدولي
Kafeteeriyada Caalamiga ah
ኦምባሲ ትስፍ ካፍ ናይ ኦልመና፡

A meeting place The ballroom at Thalia in Gaußstraße turns into the Café International on Wednesday afternoons: Over sweet-cooked tea and fair-trade coffee, we exchange stories in many languages. We build bridges between languages. The Refugee Law Clinic gives legal advice and neighbours help neighbours. A place of transculturality: theatre, art and music workshops, concerts and film screenings make the Embassy of Hope a place of solidarity and inclusion. All are welcome!

v | All Das |

| All Das | Collective has emerged from Thalia Embassy of Hope Café and is a collective of international artists.
(English site to follow)