The catacombs in the basement of the former printing works inside the Girardet Haus, which today serves as service and cultural centre, have achieved an outstanding reputation among the fringe theatres in the Ruhr area. Their programme is a mix of cabaret and comedy, jazz and children’s theatre, well known and emerging artists and reaches out to an enthusiastic audience. World music, global player parties and Turkish plays can also be found here on stage.

address and contact


Girardetstraße 2-38
45131 Essen
+49 201 4304672
+49 201 4304671


Because of the current situation, we cannot always guarantee that everything will take place or is open, as stated here. Please also inform yourself at the respective institution or the organizer about the current special features.
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