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ETA Hoffmann Theatre

Innenansicht des großen Saals des E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Theaters in Bamberg

Many awards are proof enough: The ETA Hoffmann Theatre stands out. The repertoire is always varied and sometimes daring, featuring everything from classical to modern, from readings to musical theatre.

In 1802, a Prussian envoy and theatre lover had the buildings on Schillerplatz converted into a theatre. Bamberg thus became one of the first cities to employ an ensemble. In 1808 E.T.A. Hoffmann, to whom the theatre now owes its name, was employed as a music director, working at the theatre for a period of five years. During this time, the ensemble discovered the Spanish poet Pedro Calderón de la Barca - after which today's closing festival plays - the Calderón Festspiele - are named.

Following a modernisation period between 1999 and 2003, the ETA Hoffmann Theatre now has a large auditorium seating 414, as well as a studio theatre and a vaulted room for smaller productions and a theatre bar.

Accessibility information

  • Rollstuhlgerecht
Der Zugang zum Theater ist barrierefrei. Die Plätze für Rollstuhlfahrer*innen befinden sich im Parkett Reihe 8, Plätze 158 und 159, Reihe 11, Plätze 202-204 und Plätze 220-222 und Reihe 12, Plätze 223, 224, 240 und 241. Rollstuhlfahrer werden gebeten, ihren Besuch bei der Theaterkasse anzumelden.

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Opening hours

Tuesday till Friday: 11:00AM till 2:00PM
Wednesday: 4:00PM till 6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM till 1:00PM

Box office: Tues-Sat 11am-2pm, Wed 4pm-6pm
Information and reservations: Tues-Sa. 11am-2pm