Deutsches SchauSpielHaus Hamburg
Kirchenallee 39
20099 Hamburg



The SchauSpielHaus is our main stage. The auditorium, built in 1899/1900 by the famous architect duo Hermann Helmer and Ferdinand Fellner, is designed in red and gold. With its neo-baroque details, the figural ornaments, and the red stalls it is considered to be one of the most beautiful theatre designs in Germany.


In 2013, with the beginning of the artistic directorship of Karin Beier, the auditorium was redeveloped extensively. The redevelopment was funded by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg), the Department for Culture, the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media according to a decision of the German Federal Parliament and the HERMANN REEMTSMA FOUNDATION.



Public Transport


The front entrance is located at the Kirchenallee 39, opposite to the central railway station. The central bus station (ZOB) is within walking distance, approximately 2 - 3 minutes. There are excellent connections to the better part of Hamburg’s public transportation services (HVV) and to the long distance commuter service.


Schedule your trip to the SchauSpielHaus with Hamburg’s public transportation services (HVV) here.


Parking Facilities


A supervised carpark is located at the rear of the theatre (entry via Lange Reihe/Baumeisterstraße/Borgesch). If you have a ticket to one of our performances, you can use this carpark at a discount of 5€ for up to 90 minutes prior to the performance. The discount should be claimed prior to the performance at the carpark’s pay booth upon production of your admission ticket.



Where to spend the night in Hamburg


Are you travelling a fair distance to attend a theatre performance in Hamburg? You will find a wide choice of hotels in all price ranges, around the Central Station – that is: next to the SchauSpielHaus.







There are two accessible car spaces inside the carpark at the rear of the theatre, just at the right hand side after the gateway.

In addition there are other accessible car parking spaces not far from the front entrance: one at the Ellmenreichstraße, plus another at the street called Borgesch, in front of the entrance to the Malersaal.



There is a barrier-free access to the ticket office.

Please note: Due to the fact that the SchauSpielHaus is a historical building it does not have any lifts. Thus, we recommend to persons with limited mobility to purchase tickets only in the stalls.


Wheelchair Space

Seats for wheelchair users are only provided in the stalls at the SchauSpielHaus. They are on ground level and easily accessible.


Public Restroom

An accessible public restroom is provided at the left hand side in the stalls.


Sound Enhancement

Turn up the sound:

You can now use your smartphone to easily access our new assistive listening system. With the free app “Sennheiser MobileConnect” for both iphones and Android-devices, your smartphone receives an audio signal directly from the stage via a closed-network wireless LAN connection. You can bring your own headphones or purchase a pair at the SchauSpielHaus for €2.50 apiece. If you do not own a smartphone, iPods along with headphones are available at the cloakroom against a deposit. The assistive listening system can also be used with hearing aids and cochlear implants.


You can download the instructions for use here.



Lost and Found


The venue staff accepts lost property and any notifications about lost items.

Please contact us per e-mail to fundsachen@schauspielhaus.de.