Schauspiel Leipzig sees itself as a city theatre for the city of Leipzig. An aesthetic variety as a response to the variety defining the city of Leipzig, decisive artistic signatures, lively debate and a wide range of accompanying services shape the theatre’s style. Since 2013, Artistic Director Enrico Lübbe and his team have been realising their concept of a progressive city theatre in accordance with the diversity and wide spectrum of interests that can be experienced in Leipzig every day.
Schauspiel Leipzig has three venues. At the Schauspielhaus exploring epochal classics is an equally important part of the season’s programming as are plays, which investigate issues of the most recent part. The Diskothek is exclusively dedicated to contemporary drama. The Residenz is a laboratory for encounters between independent groups and the city theatre, serving as a production venue for collectives or artists working in performance arts.
Another basic concept of the work of Schauspiel Leipzig is the principle of cooperation with numerous institutions in the city. Participatory and educational formats as well as inclusive accompanying services help to open the theatre to a diverse audience. Schauspiel Leipzig is a pioneer in the field of audio description: There are regular repertoire performances with live audio description especially for blind and visually impaired spectators.