Mayen’s Burgfestspiele Theatre Festival is the cultural highlight of the Northern Rhineland-Palatinate.
Every summer the quiet but neat Mayen turns into a theatre city.
In 2017 we once more present you top class theatre. The about 60 members of our ensemble show entertainment for everybody during the next festival season: “Kabale und Liebe”, the musical “Der kleine Horrorladen”, the play "Alte Liebe", the youth play "Tschick" and the children’s play “Ronja Räubertochter”.
Banners, hanging from Mayen’s houses, announce Mayen’s Burgfestspiele; every visitor feels the air vibrate at Mayen’s sunlit market place. Mid-May the romantic courtyard of Genoveva Castle turns into a stage without roof for a theatre spectacle. The free view into the sky gives your heart, mind and soul wings. And even if the stars don’t shine every evening above this stage, a few drops of rain have never clouded the atmosphere for the audience so far.
Our open-air proven audience has given standing ovations even in pouring rain to swimming actors. Let’s take this opportunity to pay a big compliment to the lovers of open-air-theatre!
No matter what the weather is like, theatre is more than an entertaining evening. True acting still echoes long after the last word has been spoken and after the stage is empty again.
Theatre always shows a piece of life. Theatre is dreams and big feelings. Theatre is images, colours and notes. Theatre moves, touches and fires your imagination.
The ensemble of Mayen’s Burgfestspiele wants to show you such great theatre.
Come to Mayen, enjoy Mayen’s Burgfestspiele with us.
We are looking forward to seeing you.
Tourist-Information Stadt Mayen
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