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Festival of Irish Theatre

A festival of new Irish works in Germany's oldest English-language theatre

17 May - 15 June


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Image courtesy Keller Theater

Image courtesy Keller Theater

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, two prominent theatre companies from Ireland will visit Giessen to each present two plays, alongside the world premier of a production by The Keller Theater itself.


17th, 18th, 31st of May, 14th and 15th of June: THE KELLER THEATRE presents Fingers Crossed by Colette Cullen

28th of May:  FISHAMBLE THEATRE COMPANY presents Mustard by Eva O’ Connor

1st of June:  FISHAMBLE THEATRE COMPANY presents King by Pat Kinevane

6th, 7th, 8th of June: DUBLIN TOURING THEATRE presents Bullied by Michael J. Hartnett

8th of June (Matinee) DUBLIN TOURING THEATRE presents Vinnie McCabe reading The Noble Call by Michael J. Hartnett

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.


The Keller Theatre
Bleichstrasse 28
35390 Gießen

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