English Theatre Frankfurt

1979 Frankfurt’s first English-language theatre is founded in Sachsenhausen by Kevin Oakes from South Africa and Jon Johnson, Mary Jackson and Ken Elrod from the United States. Kevin Oakes becomes the theatre’s artistic director. The ensemble is called “cardboard clowns.

1980 Judith Rosenbauer joins the ensemble as an actress and later on becomes its managing director. Shortly thereafter the ensemble disbands. Judith Rosenbauer, Darryl Lockwood and Keith LeFevre continue its activities under the name “Café Theater.”

1981 The theatre moves from Sachsenhausen into a larger space in the Hamburger Allee and is now called “English Theater Frankfurt, Café Theater.”

1990 Thanks to its growing popularity under Judith Rosenbauer’s direction, the theatre again relocates and is now housed in a 230-seat facility in Frankfurt’s famous Kaiserstraße.

2001 The Kaiserstrasse is now too small for the English Theatre’s growing programme. Thanks to Judith Rosenbauer’s initiative and Dr. von Harbou’s far-sighted vision, the Dresdner Bank agrees to include a playhouse in its new Galileo skyscraper.

Unfortunately, as a result of economic difficulties, the “English Theater e.V.” must close its doors. Judith Rosenbauer terminates her involvement with the English Theatre.

2002 To keep the tradition of English-language theatre in Frankfurt alive, The English Theatre, a limited charity, is founded. Daniel John Nicolai becomes artistic and executive director of the new organization, which begins co-producing with other theatres in Vienna, Los Angeles and New Jersey.

2003 The English Theatre GmbH moves into its new, state-of-the-art, 300-seat home, sponsored by the Dresdner Bank. The theatre is now the largest English-language theatre on the European continent.


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Connected mandy members:

Shaun Chambers
2017, The Hound of The Baskervilles, Sir Henry Baskerville
Samuel Haughton
2017, Spamalot, Patsy
The English Theatre Frankfurt
Carmen Rodriguez
2017, Pygmalion, Mrs Higgins
English Theatre Frankfurt
Charlie Carter
2017, Pygmalion, Alfred Doolittle
English Theatre Frankfurt
Lauren Connolly
Lauren Connolly
Set Designer
2017, Pygmalion, Design Assistant/Draughstperson
Joshua Goodman
Joshua Goodman
Musical Director
2017, Pygmalion, Composer/Sound Designer
Lisa Hurst
Lisa Hurst
Deputy Stage Manager
2017, Jekyll and Hyde, Deputy Stage Manager
English Theatre Frankfurt
Johanna Burger
Johanna Burger
Stage Manager
2016, The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Stage Manager (on the book)
Johanna Burger
Johanna Burger
Stage Manager
2016, The Life (musical), Company Stage Manager
Charlie Johnson
2016, The Life, Tracey
English Theatre Frankfurt
Victoria Anderson
2016, The Life, Gretchen
English Theatre, Frankfurt
Johanna Burger
Johanna Burger
Stage Manager
2016, Spamalot (Musical), (Company) Stage Manager
Lisa Hurst
Lisa Hurst
Deputy Stage Manager
2016, Spamalot, Deputy Stage Manager
The English Theatre Frankfurt
Charlotte Powell
2016, Disgraced, Emily
Selva Rasalingam
Selva Rasalingam
Voice Over: English
2016, DISGRACED, Amir
Johanna Burger
Johanna Burger
Stage Manager
2016, Disgraced, CSM on the book
Johanna Burger
Johanna Burger
Stage Manager
2016, Bad Jews, Stage Manager
Lisa Hurst
Lisa Hurst
Deputy Stage Manager
2015, The Life, Deputy Stage Manager
The English Theatre Frankfurt
Max Pappenheim
Max Pappenheim
Sound Designer
2015, The Glass Menagerie, Sound Designer, Composer
English Theatre, Frankfurt
Johanna Burger
Johanna Burger
Stage Manager
2015, Other Desert Cities, CSM on the book

English Theatre Frankfurt Jobs

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Alternative Company Names

English Theatre, Frankfurt, English Theatre,Frankfurt-Germany, The English Theatre Frankfurt, The English Theatre of Frankfurt, The English Theatre, Frankfurt