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The German premiere in Hamburg - The Michael Jackson Musical

MJ - The Michael Jackson Musical provides insights into the behind-the-scenes of the 1992 "Dangerous" world tour, showcasing not only some of the best-known and best-selling songs in music history, but also the unique moves and unmistakable sound of the superstar. In addition, the musical offers rare insights into the team spirit and creative power that made Michael Jackson a legend.

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Award-winning show at the Stage Theatre an der Elbe in December 2024

Since February 2022, the extraordinary artistic talent and charisma of Michael Jackson has been celebrated in a Broadway musical. This outstanding work has won four Tony Awards®, received a Grammy Award nomination for its cast album and has already sold almost one million tickets. Featuring more than 25 of his greatest hits, including "Beat It", "Billie Jean", "Bad", "Smooth Criminal" and "Thriller", MJ - The Michael Jackson Musical will celebrate its German premiere at Hamburg's Stage Theatre an der Elbe in December 2024.

Be there when a musical is created

Previews are an important part of the development process of every musical. They give the cast, crew and creative team the opportunity to fine-tune processes and make any last-minute adjustments before the premiere. Take advantage of the rare opportunity to attend these special performances from 23rd of November till 1st of December 2024 and be part of the creation process of MJ - The Michael Jackson Musical in Hamburg!

Theatre & Directions

Theater an der Elbe

Norderelbestraße 6
20457 Hamburg

Travel options

For the perfect arrival

Your musical experience begins with a boat trip across the Elbe. On the opposite bank after your "short harbour tour", the brand new Stage Theater an der Elbe and a unique view of Hamburg's skyline await you. The new theatre is an architectural jewel. Its exterior features 10,000 shiny stainless steel shingles and a glass façade up to twelve metres high. Inside, the two-storey foyer with open gallery, appealing bars and contemporary art invites you to linger; the highest niveau of musical artistry will unfold in the beautiful hall with 1,850 seats.

  • By public transport / HVV: S1 and S3 to the Landungsbrücken stop. Underground line U3 to the Landungsbrücken stop (not barrier-free).
  • By boat: Regular departures from St. Pauli Landungsbrücken/Brücke 1 starting two hours before the performance; for afternoon shows starting one hour before the performance. The last ferry will return to the Landungsbrücken 1.5 hours after the performance. Use only the ships with the illuminated sign "HADAG Musical Shuttle Service"; not all ships go to the theatre.
  • By car (A7 from south or north): Exit at Waltershof/Hafen, turn right on Finkenwerder Straße, turn left on Köhlbrandbrücke. Continue along the Köhlbrandbrücke and Roßdamm road.  Behind the Ellerholzbrücke turn left on Reiherdamm. Continue over the Argentinienbrücke, follow Reiherdamm and then turn right on Nordersand.
  • By car (A1 from the south or west): From the A1 take the A255 towards Hamburg-Centrum. Behind the Elbbrücken follow the signs to the right. Turn right into Baakenwerder Straße. After approx. 30 m turn right into Versmannstraße. Follow Versmannstraße, Freihafen-Elbbrücke, Rampenstraße, Am Saalehafen, and Veddeler Damm. After approx. 4 km turn right towards Steinwerder on Reiherdamm. Continue over the Argentinienbrücke, follow Reiherdamm and then turn right on Nordersand.
  • Parking: Fee-based on-site parking (flat rate € 6 for 6 hours).
  • Entrance: 1,5 hours before show starts
  • Important security information Please plan to be at the theatre approximately one hour before the performance in order to avoid longer waiting times at the security checkpoint and to ensure that you can be seated at your leisure.

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

To enjoy your visit to MJ - The Michael Jackson Musical at the Stage Theater an der Elbe, you will find the most frequently asked questions on this page.

Is the musical suited for children?

From the age of three, children may attend the performance. However, a minimum age of 6 years is recommended.


Is there a good view from all seats?

The theaters are furnished and built in a modern way so that visitors have a good view from all seats.

How do I get there?

Getting there by public transportation

  • tram (“S-Bahn”): lines S1/S3 to station Landungsbrücken
  • underground (“U-Bahn“): line U3 to station Landungsbrücken

Getting there by ship

The shuttle service takes you directly to the Stage Theater at the Elbe. The ships depart regularly from  St. Pauli Landungsbrücken/Bridge 1 starting two hours before the start of the show (for afternoon shows starting one hours before the show). Be aware: the last shuttle ferry departs 1.5 hours after the end of the show. Please only take ships with the fluorescent letters spelling “HADAG Musical Shuttle Service" or other ships by the company HADAG. In addition, please inform yourself on-site if the ship drives to the theater. For your orientation: Guides will be wearing clothes from the Lion King or Frozen.

Getting there by car or coach

You get there by car via the freeway number 7 (A7) and number 1 (A1). The entrance to the theater is only reached via the streets Rohrweg/Am Fährkanal. Please be aware of the opening times of the Old Elbe Tunnel: Mo.–Fr. 5:30–13:00 o’clock in the direction of the Port, 13:00–20:00 o’clock in the direction of the city / on saturdays and sundays as well as on bank holidays it is closed for motorized traffic / for pedestrians and people riding a bicycle it is open 24/7. Parking spots are available at additional cost on-site (at a rate of 8€ for 6 hours, subject to change).

Address (for GPS)

Stage Theater an der Elbe
Rohrweg 13
20457 Hamburg

What should I wear?

The dress code at the musical theater is similar to a regular theater: A visit is a special occasion, therefore suitable clothes are recommended. However, for the best possible experience the most important aspect is that you feel comfortable in your clothes!



Is it possible to gift tickets to a performance?

With our vouchers you can create an individual gift voucher. Simply chose a voucher template of your choice, fill it in and chose to receive it via email to print it at home or chose to receive it by mail.


Is there a bistro or a restaurant at the theater?

From approx. 2 hours before the start of the show, the SKYLINE restaurant opens in the theatre in the harbour, with a direct panoramic view of the Hanseatic city skyline. For €39.50 per person, you can enjoy a 3-course menu to get you in the mood for the musical evening.

You get even more luxury at the Open Bar in a separate lounge area. All drinks are included here for €17.50 per person (except champagne, cocktails and spirits) from 45 minutes before the show and during the interval. You also have the option of reserving an exclusive lounge area - just ask the Stage Entertainment event team. They will then prepare an individual offer for you.

You can book the respective option directly online via Stage Entertainment.


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