Season 22|23

A Journey in Opera and Drama

Summer is approaching and so is the new theater-season.

"The audience can expect a varied season with a total of over 20 premieres in opera and drama, including seven world premieres. In addition to exciting new productions of popular classics, unknown or forgotten works and artists also find their way into the repertoire and surprise with sophistication and ingenuity", summarizes Dr Bernhard Hemlich, General Director of Theater Bonn, the upcoming season.




The opera audience can expect a production of Giuseppe Verdi's A MASKED BALL, George Frideric Handel's AGRIPPINA, the tragedy SIBERIA by Umberto Giordano and the operetta THE MERRY WIDOW by Franz Lehár.

With the series FOKUS |'33| the opera continues its research journey into the origins of disappearance and whereabouts. Three productions from the scenic and scientific research project are on the programme this season: RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY MAHAGONNY by Kurt Weill, ASRAEL by Alberto Franchetti and THE SINGING DEVIL by Franz Schreker.

For our young audiences and as part of Young Operas Rhine-Ruhr, a cooperation between Theater Bonn and Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg and Theater Dortmund, Theater Bonn presents THE SULTAN's CHILDREN, a fantastic opera by the Israeli composer Avner Dorman.


Please note that the opera-productions, with few exceptions, typically have surtitles in German and English. If you are uncertain, check the particular production on our website.




A total of 14 premieres are scheduled for the 22|23 season, including popular classics such as PEER GYNT by Henrik Ibsen and Bertolt Brecht's DER AUFHALTSAME AUFSTIEG DES ARTURO UI, but also a total of seven world premieres, including: MEDEA 38/STIMMEN by the Turkish-German writer Doğan Akhanli, MNEMON by in-house director Simon Solberg and Ensemble, labyrinth by Fritz Kater directed by Armin Petras.

The young audience is not neglectedeither: With DER STURM, a family play in an adaptation by drama-director Jens Groß, LÖWENHERZEN by the Georgian-German author Nino Haratischwili and DAS FLOSS DER MEDUSA, a participatory youth project based on Georg Kaiser, three productions for young visitors are scheduled.

"The pandemic has changed us, sharpened our view of the need for functioning social cohesion, the need to revisit our history, to analyze the present sharply and more efficiently and to enter into a possible, hopefully better future," says the Director fo Drama of Theater Bonn, Jens Groß"The theatre is one of the few remaining public spaces where people can come together to discuss current problems and questions of how we want to live peacefully in the future."


Please note that the drama-productions are useually in German exclusively, without any sur- or subtitles. 




Our series Highlights of International Dance starts its 15th season at Theater Bonn. From classical ballet to modern dance, new circus to a hip-hop work from France – in the next season season, the audience can look forward to an exciting and varied program with outstanding international companies.



Theater-Festival as Grand Opening

Sunday, August 21st 2022 | starting at 2p.m. | at the Opera-House and on OpernRasen.

Theater Bonn will celebrate the start of the new season again with its famous theatre and family festival, which this year takes place in cooperation with the Sport-und Bäderamt der Stadt Bonn (Sports and Baths Office of the City of Bonn). From 2 p.m., visitors can expect a colourful programme for young and old in the opera house and on the opera lawn (OpernRasen).




  • 40% Discout with Fest-Abo
  • 30% Discount with Wahl-Abo
  • 40% Discount with the Dance-Abo (Tanz-Abo)

Theater Bonn will continue to offer a wide range of abonnements in the coming season including those for opera, drama and dance.

Our staff at our box office will be happy to advise you personally Mo-Fr 10a.m. to 2p.m. & 3 to 6p.m.  | Sa 10.30a.m. to 4p.m.  (Windeckstrasse 1, 53111 Bonn) & Sa 10a.m. to 1p.m. (Am Michaelshof 9, 53177 Bad Godesberg, im Schauspielhaus), by phone 0228-778008 or e-mail to Theaterkasse(at)