The Hamburg Theatre Association

The Hamburg Theatre Association (German: Hamburger Theater e.V.) is committed to promoting and supporting Hamburg's theatre scene. The Hamburg Theatre Association has around forty members - large and small stages, public and private theatres - and pursues its objectives by building successful event formats and network platforms.

The association's objective is fulfilled in particular through the operation of the platform theater-hamburg.org. The joint marketing and networking of Hamburg as a theatrical centre and the establishment of this platform as the citywide platform for all theatre-related issues in Hamburg are declared aims of this website.

Our Projects

Hamburg Theatre Night, held annually since 2004, is an association-organised, night-long event during which association members put their tremendous diversity on display. Presentations of excerpts from current theatrical productions and one-time-only special events afford Hamburg Theatre Night visitors an opportunity to experience this diversity first-hand.

The Hamburg Theatre Association also awards the Hamburg Theatre Prize, the city of Hamburg's most important drama prize. Dedicated to Professor Rolf Mares, who was a theatremaker and politician active in cultural affairs, the prize promotes and rewards - and raises public awareness of - extraordinary achievements on Hamburg's stages.

In addition, a theatre reception held during the annual Berlin Theatertreffen festival is an opportunity for the association to present itself as a strong, open organisation with a varied range of projects; to showcase Hamburg's one-of-a-kind theatre scene; and to help promote networking throughout the industry.

Information 

The Hamburg Theatre Association's board currently consists of the following members:

  • Norbert Aust - chair of the Hamburg Theatre Association and managing partner of Schmidts Tivoli GmbH 
  • Holger Zebu Kluth - managing director of the Stäitsch Theaterbetriebs GmbH 
  • Joachim Lux - artistic director of the Thalia Theater GmbH 
  • Isabella Vértes-Schütter - vice chair of the Hamburg Theatre Association and artistic director of the Ernst Deutsch Theater GmbH 

The association works closely with the Deutscher Bühnenverein Landesverband Nord (northern German branch of the German Theatre and Orchestra Association). If you are interested in joining the association or in taking part in specific association projects, please contact info@theater-hamburg.org.