THEATER DIE SCHMIERE - Cabaret and satire


Performing Arts Theatre

DIE SCHMIERE was founded in 1950 by Rudolf Rolfs and has been located in the center of FrankfurtMain ever since.

At first, the SCHMIERE performed as a guest theater out of a construction trailer, then the first Schmierekeller was moved into the stone house on the Römerberg, and since the mid-1950s, the SCHMIERE has been located in the vaults of the Carmelite monastery.

Since 1990, a young ensemble working around and with Rudolf Rolfs' daughter - Effi B. Rolfs - since then Matthias Stich (and until his death in March 2011 Klaus Tessnow) has been part of the Schmiere base. "The young team" has brought at least one new Schmiere production to the small cellar stage every year since then. The Schmiere still works without subsidies and lives from the entrance fees.

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THEATER DIE SCHMIERE - Cabaret and satire
Seckbächer Gasse 4
60311 Frankfurt am Main