Aalto Theater
Photo: © Thomas Schwoerer

Designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, the Aalto Theatre is home to the Aalto Music Theatre, the Aalto Ballet Essen and the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra. Once described in the press as 'perhaps the most beautiful German theatre built after 1945', the Aalto Theatre is a landmark of modernist architecture that continues to meet present day demands in terms of building, stage technology and energy efficiency.

In 2013 Hein Mulders took over the directorship of the Aalto-Musiktheater, the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonie Essen. The Aalto Ballett Essen has been directed by Ben Van Cauwenbergh since 2008.

Opernplatz 10
45128 Essen


Getting here:

By car: 
Rolandstraße, Essen

By train:

From Essen central station (Hbf) Tram 101, 105, 106 to stop Aalto-Theater or U11, tram 107, 108 to stop Philharmonie (2 mins.)

From Zollverein tram 107 to Essen central station (Hbf), (14 min)