Guided tours through the Festspielhaus Hellerau
Hellerau is home to the first German garden city which, together with the Festspielhaus and the Deutsche Werkstätten, forms a unique triad of works, life and art.
The Festspielhaus was built in 1911 according to a design by the architect Heinrich Tessenow. With its clarity and functional structure, the building became a directional building for modernism and was a visionary counter throw to the traditional theatre buildings.
Today, HELLERAU – European Centre of the Arts continues the heyday of the building from 1911 to 1914. The interdisciplinary co-production and guest performance house offers around 250 events each year in the genres of dance, music, theatre, performance, media art and visual arts.
Guided tours on request
Additional guided tours of the Festspielhaus and Garden City of Hellerau are available on request for groups by appointment. Guided tours are available in English on request.
For groups of 15 persons or more, guided tours can be arranged on separate dates in German and English.
Duration: approx. 1 h
6/4 € per person or minimum price 80 € per group
Garden City Hellerau
Guided tours through the garden town of Hellerau are available on request for groups of 10 or more.
Duration: approx. 1 1/2 – 2 h
10/7 € per person or minimum price 100 € per group, weekend surcharge 20 €, English surcharge 25 €
For an inquiry we prefer a written reservation by e-mail with indication of the intended number of persons, your contact data and telephone number.
A free cancellation is possible until 3 days before the date, after that half of the agreed amount is due. If the tour is cancelled on the day of the event, the full price must be paid.
Please understand that due to rehearsal and production processes, access to the rooms may be restricted.
The duration of the tour is approx. one hour. We kindly ask you to arrive on time so that payment can be made in advance to ensure a punctual start. In case of delays, we ask you to inform us promptly (at the latest at the time of the planned start). Please understand that the duration of the tour will be reduced by the delay.
For children 8 years and older
In addition, we offer interactive guided tours for children, which bring the history of the house closer to the little visitors* inside with the help of handicraft times, films and much more. In a playful way, knowledge on the themes of theatre, architecture, art history and history is actively conveyed.
Duration: approx. 1 hour.
Registrations and questions for guided tours for children:
T +49 351 264 62 37
Guided tours on the theatre’s history
Every third Sunday of the month 11 am, every Friday at 2 pm (except Friday, 07.06.2019)
Duration: approx. 1 h
Price: 4/3 €
Additional guided tours of the Festspielhaus and the garden city of Hellerau are available on request for groups by appointment:
Price: 10/7 €
Weekend surcharge 20 €
Registrations and queries:
T +49 351 264 62 46
HELLERAU – European Centre of the Arts in cooperation with Deutscher Werkbund Sachsen e.V.
* Information for the guided tours on the history of the house:
During a guided tour of the Festspielhaus Hellerau, you will have the special experience of experiencing a monument to architectural culture and a working theatre at the same time. Therefore we ask for your understanding that individual tours are unfortunately not possible, but only with a guide* inside the house. Due to sample and production processes, the accessibility of the rooms may be restricted.
For an enquiry we prefer a written booking by e-mail, stating the number of persons, your contact details and telephone number.
A free cancellation is possible up to 3 days before the date, after that half of the agreed amount is due. If the tour is cancelled on the day of the event, the full price must be paid.
The duration of the tour is about one hour. We kindly ask you to arrive in time so that payment can be made in advance. In case of delays, we ask you to inform us promptly (at the latest at the time of the planned start). Please understand that the duration of the tour will be reduced by the delay.