From broadway to hamburg

LIZARD BOY Brings its Tale of Adventure and Self-Discovery

Myth, adventure and self-discovery: LIZARD BOY combines all that skilfully. Set in the heart of Seattle, meet Trevor, a young man with a secret: he is part lizard. But in a world where lizard people are not accepted, it is difficult to live openly.

With intoxicating music that combines indie rock, pop and soulful melodies, LIZARD BOY is an unforgettable musical experience that celebrates its European premiere on the Hamburg stage! So far, the play has only been seen in America, where it premiered in Seattle in 2015. The book and music were written by award-winning author Justin Huertas. No one should miss it!

Outstanding british talent directly from London – West End in Hamburg

Welcome to the English Theatre of Hamburg. We are a private, professional non-profit organization – the first English language theatre to be founded in the whole of Germany. Let us introduce you to first-class plays in the English language matching the high standards set by London’s West End with exclusively flown-in British actors.

Discover Season 2023/24

As the curtains rise on our 47th season, immerse yourself in an enchanting blend of theatrical brilliance. From historical dramas to thrilling mysteries, from intense character studies to vibrant musicals, our lineup promises to captivate your imagination and leave you yearning for more. Join us on this unforgettable journey as we celebrate the power and beauty of live performance in all its dazzling glory.

LOBBY hero

by Kenneth Lonergan

directed by Clifford Dean

5 February – 6 April 2024

Preview performances on 5th, 6th and 7th February

He means well, but… This could very well describe our hero Jeff, a young security guard working the night shift in the lobby of a Manhattan apartment building. One night he learns about the possible cover-up of a criminal investigation involving his black supervisor, William, and a macho cop named Bill who frequently visits a prostitute living in the building. What does Jeff do with the information he’s privy to? Does he keep his mouth shut and let the people involved in the situation work things out? That, as we soon discover, is not one of Jeff’s strong points. In fact, it’s his impulse to get involved and “do the right thing” that gets him into trouble. And it doesn’t help matters that he gets a hopeless crush on Dawn, the cop’s pretty female partner, even though he knows that the two officers are having an affair.


A masterpiece. The best drama, the best comedy, and the best romance of the year, all rolled into one.
– Time Out


LIzard boy

by Justin Huertas

directed by Paul Glaser

22 April – 22 June 2024

Preview performances on 22nd, 23rd and 24th April

Embark on a captivating journey with “Lizard Boy,” the unconventional and spirited musical that’s taking the theatre world by storm. From the creative mind of Justin Huetras, this gem has sparkled through performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and earned its stripes in the bustling theatre scene of New York’s off-Broadway.
At its heart, “Lizard Boy” is a riveting, modern-coming-of-age narrative that reminds us of the perennial challenge of self-acceptance. It’s fresh, it’s raw, and it’s a melodious musing on what it means to embrace your individuality in a world that often seems too preoccupied with conformity.
Drawing from contemporary superhero lore, this musical stands out with its elegant simplicity. The stage becomes an enigmatic playground where the actors aren’t just mastering their roles but also serenading us with their musical prowess. They act, they sing, and they breathe life into each instrument they touch – a spellbinding trifecta that leaves you in awe of the virtuosic talent on display and celebrates the uniqueness within us all.

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As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the support of our generous donors and sponsors to continue our mission of providing the highest quality theatre in the English language to our community in Hamburg and beyond. Help us keep on bringing the magic of outstanding British actors flown in straight from London! Join us in ensuring the future of The English Theatre of Hamburg by making a donation today! Your support will ensure that our vibrant culture continues to thrive and be enjoyed by audiences for years to come. Thank you for your generosity!




You’re excited about your coming visit at the English Theatre and want to have a sneak peek? Sure, no problem! Enjoy this little trailer to get in the mood for an evening of authentic British and American theatre!

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The English Theatre of Hamburg

1st floor of Hammonia Bad
Lerchenfeld 14
22081 Hamburg
Telephone (040) 227 7089

U3 to Mundsburg

Busses 25, 172, 173 to Mundsburg
Bus 37 to Finkenau

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