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f Life

Lessingtage - Um alles in der Welt
20th January to 6th February 2022


atio o
f Life

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 Book
s of Jacob

by Olga Tokarczuk / directed by Ewelina Marciniak
German-speaking premiere 19th September 2021, Thalia Theater
With Polish surtitles


Find here links to our Live Streaming, and other digital formats.

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.


2G or 3G?

As a measure to protect against infection, the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg decided on November 16 to allow access to many areas of public life only to those who have been vaccinated, those who have recovered (2G) and people under the age of 18 from Saturday, November 20. The Thalia Theater, which was planning to go 2G from December 11 anyway, is now following this measure three weeks earlier than planned, as early as November 20, in order to make its audience's stay in the theater as safe and pleasant as possible.


The new rule affects cultural institutions if they offer foyer catering. Accordingly, 3G events are now only permitted if the offer of an intermission or foyer catering service is dispensed with. Since a very high percentage of the Thalia Theater's audience is fully vaccinated, we would like to continue to offer these guests a comprehensive service with gastronomic offerings before the performance and during the intermission. We are therefore fully implementing our phased plan towards 2G as early as November 20. The State Opera and the Elbphilharmonie are also taking this route, as the audiences in these houses are also almost exclusively made up of vaccinated and recovered people.


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



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

a proof of your complete Corona vaccination (the last necessary vaccination must have been at least 14 days ago) or
A doctor's certificate stating that you have overcome a Corona infection or positive PCR test evidence that is at least 28 days and no more than 6 months old; or
a medical certificate confirming that vaccination cannot be carried out for health reasons
and an official identification document to match the presented evidence with your person

Children and adolescents: Children up to and including 6 years of age are exempt from the mask requirement. Persons under 18 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.


For the attendance at performances you need to be vaccinated OR recovered OR tested. So you need:

• EITHER a current double vaccination certificate (vaccination card or vaccination certificate. Vaccination certificate only valid from 14 days after second vaccination)
• OR a convalescent certificate (min. 28 days and max. six months old)
• OR a current official negative rapid test with corresponding proof documentation from the test centre (NO at-home self-test).


WHERE WILL I SIT? Seats are sold in a chess pattern, which ensures safety distance between you and the next (even If they may be from your own household). Please ensure safety distance while moving through the theater and only sit on the seats you booked. Do not change or swap seats. We have modified some seats with perspex screens to allow you to sit safely alongside more guests, including in the middle boxes and the seating for the studio stage at Gaußstraße.
Most performances won’t have an interval.

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


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)