Theater und Orchester Heidelberg is a five-division house with music theater, concert, drama, the Dance Theatre Heidelberg (DTH) and its own ensemble for children’s and youth theater (Junges Theater Heidelberg). The theatre gained nationwide recognition with numerous mentions in various journals and a total of seven nominations for the prestigious theater prize The Faust during the last seven years of Holger Schultze’s artistic direction.
In 2018, for the first time, a production of Theater und Orchester Heidelberg (Beben by Maria Milisavljevic) was invited to the festival Mülheimer Theatertage. Theater und Orchester Heidelberg has been involved in the international networks European Theatre Convention and Opera Europe since 2008. In addition, the International Theater Institute (German Centre) awarded its prize in 2018 to the Hungarian star director Victor Bodo in Heidelberg. The occasion was the last performance of the German-Hungarian co-production The Good Person of Szechwan. Since the Iberoamerican festival ¡Adelante! in 2016-17, numerous guest performances as well as collaborations led Theater und Orchester Heidelberg into the South American region – relations that are currently further developed by the theatre.