Are you a fan of classical music? Then you should definitely plan a visit to the Aalto Theater in Essen during your city trip to the Metropole Ruhr. With its asymmetrically curved, flowing lines it shapes the face of the city of Essen and is one of the best opera houses in Germany. Designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, the opera house not only impresses with its astonishing architecture, but has also been considered oneof the top addresses in the German opera and ballet world for years. It is home to the Aalto Music Theatre, the Aalto Ballet Essen and the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Visitors and critics love it
Five artistic disciplines – the Aalto-Musiktheater and the Aalto Ballett Essen, the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Schauspiel Essen and the Philharmonie Essen - together with the Theater und Philharmonie Essen (TUP) form one of the largest German theatres, with an adjoining concert hall. The work of the artists and their top performance is praised by audiences as well as critics and has been honoured with various awards. If you would like to take a look behind the scenes, you can sign up for a guided tour. Here you will find out about the many architectural features of the building, visit the workshops behind the stage and learn everything about theatre life.