The First Stage is an off-roadway stage in Hamburg-Altona, which offers a varied programme away from the mainstream with top-class productions. Originally used as a cinema until the seventies, it was misused for many years, including as a photo studio and supermarket.
In March 2016, the curtain finally opened again for his audience in the hall, which had been completely renovated without subsidies, making it one of Hamburg's youngest private theatres.
Latest technology and fair prices on 279 seats
The repertoire includes famous musical classics, as well as large ensemble revues and concerts at fair prices. From the 279 seats, a good view is guaranteed thanks to rising parquet flooring - and the latest technology ensures that the productions find ideal conditions on the 160 m² stage.
A drink during the break and after the performance? No problem!
A cosy bar with a dedicated gastronomic team rounds off your stay. The theatre is a spin-off of the renowned Stage School Hamburg and is within walking distance of Altona railway station and the Königstraße and Reeperbahn S-Bahn stations.
The following productions await you in 2024
- CHINA GIRL: "CHINA GIRL" is an impressive acrobatical accompanied by the music of David Bowie. The collaboration between First Stage Theatre and the Chinese National Circus is bringing the show to Hamburg for the first time. The acrobatical tells a longing love story that is burdened by the conflict between rival ethnic groups. The story, which is based on Shakespeare's unique classic Romeo & Juliet, is set against the backdrop of contemporary New York and is captivating, full of suspense, humour and poetry.
- A Chorus Line: The musical "A Chorus Line" tells the captivating story of love, dreams and the quest for success of eight young artists on their way to landing an ensemble role in a new Broadway play. Impressive vocal performances, gripping choreography and a captivating plot take the audience into a world full of emotions.
- The Great Christmas Show (November 02 - December 27, 2024): Magic, joy, dance and music all resonate in The Great Christmas Show. Contemplative stories take the audience into the festive Christmas season, here you dive into a warm, enchanting world full of emotions. Old classics, but also new modern compositions and surprising twists such as rapping angels put the audience in the mood for the very special feast of love.
Hamburg CARD Discount
With Hamburg CARD, Hamburg CARD Local, Hamburg CARD Premium or Hamburg CARD Premium Plus
30% discount on all events*
*Discounts on normal- or full-price tickets. Valid for in-house and similar productions with the exception of premieres, guest performances, special events, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Ticket, system and advance booking fees are not subject to discounts.