As the oldest English-language theatre in Germany, founded in 1958, the Keller Theatre will hold a festival of new Irish plays. During the month of May and the first two weeks in June 2024, two companies from Ireland will visit Giessen to each present two plays.
In addition, the world premiere of a new play will be presented and run for a full four weeks.
On 25 May 2024, Giessen will have its first Culture Night. A special Irish event to mark the occasion will be announced soon.More information
Founded in 1958, the Keller Theatre is the oldest English-language theatre in Germany. It was run by the American forces as part of their entertainment branch. The name originates from the first space used – the basement of the Miller Hall in Giessen. It was always open to anyone who wanted to be a part of the ‘Keller family’, regardless of their nationality or language background. When the Giessen base was closed in 2007, the theatre passed into the hands of the friends of the Keller Theatre e.V. It has continued without a break, using facilities in various parts of the town, though its home is the Kleine Bühne, where most of the shows are staged.
On top of its 65-year history of producing plays, Keller Theater is also known for selecting the best touring companies to bring English-language theatre to German audiences.