Programme at the Anhalt Theatre

“The Nutcracker” celebrates its premiere, Ferdinand von Schirach can be seen as an actor for the first time in “Regen” and “Jurassic Park” is celebrated again.

On Friday evening at 7:30 p.m., Ferdinand von Schirach will be a guest in the already sold-out Großes Haus with his new play “Regen”, in which he can be seen on stage as an actor for the first time. At the Old Theatre on Friday at 7:30 pm, a look back at Steven Spielberg’s first “Jurassic Park” film becomes a journey into one’s own childhood. In his play “Jurassic Park (… or Life Finds Its Way)”, director Klaus Gehre approaches the dinosaur park myth with the naivety of children at play – and re-sorts the iconic cinema moments that have become deeply engraved in our collective memory.
On Saturday, the ballet highlight “The Nutcracker” celebrates its premiere in the Großes Haus at 7:00 pm. Stefano Giannetti stages Peter Tchaikovsky’s “Magic Flute of Dance” as a wintry dream story with a modern-day view of a romantic 19th-century world. Likewise, on 21 October at 7 pm, the “75 minutes of finest theatre art” of “Jurassic Park (… or life finds its way)”, according to MDR Kultur, can be experienced again in the Old Theatre.
On Sunday at 2:45 pm in the Old Theatre, the popular coffee house music
series returns after a long time. At “Coffee in the Salon”, the Melange
Quartet of the Anhalt Philharmonic Orchestra presents salon and
coffeehouse music – from opera and operetta potpourris to Strauss
waltzes and 1920s hits.

The Lily Theatre Café will provide coffee and cakes for the physical well-being of the guests.
At 4 p.m., the stage in the Großes Haus belongs to the opera classic “La Traviata”. Lead actress Ania Vegry has just been nominated as Singer of the Year 2023 by the trade magazine Opernwelt for her portrayal of the courtesan Violetta Valéry in Christiane Iven’s Dessau production. Her expressive performance and the unforgettable music of Giuseppe Verdi guarantee a moving opera experience.

Dates 20.10.-22.10.2023
20.10.2023, 19:30 / Old Theatre (Studio) Jurassic Park
20.10.2023, 19:30 / Großes Haus Regen: Ferdinand von Schirach
(sold out)
21.10.2023, 19:00 / Großes Haus The Nutcracker (premiere)
21.10.2023, 19:00 / Altes Theater (Studio) Jurassic Park
22.10.2023, 14:45 / Old Theatre (Foyer) Coffee in the Salon
22.10.2023, 16:00 / Big House La Traviata

Picture credits: Ferdinand von Schirach © Andre Kowalski

Tickets for the performances are available at all advance booking offices of the Anhaltisches Theater, on the internet at and at the box office.