Colosseum Theatre in Essen

Colosseum Theatre in Essen | © EMG - Essen Marketing GmbH, Peter Wieler

The Colosseum Theatre is a former mechanical workshop which belonged to the company Krupp and is a prime example of the area’s industrial culture and the transition that has taken place in the region. The building, which is one of the most interesting theatres in Germany, formerly marked the boundary between Essen’s city centre and "Krupp City". The mine and steel-producing industries ruled from here and steel set the tone.

The atmosphere in this musical theatre is one of a kind due to a mix of history and modernity. This listed building with its industrial relics is now dressed up in noble design and modern art. For many years the Colosseum served purely as a musical stage, but since 2010 it also can be hired as a venue for a wide range of performances.

address and contact

Colosseum Theatre in Essen

Altendorfer Str. 1
45127 Essen
+49 201 24020


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