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This open-air theater is located in the ruins of the magnificent St. Pauli Church, which was destroyed by a bomb in 1945. But these days, the area has been turned into a magical venue for the arts. More than 100 concerts, plays, and events take place here from the end of April to the beginning of October. Everything from Shakespeare to the Tango to the Blues can be experienced in the romantic and charmingly unusual setting of the St. Pauli Ruine. Check website for seasonal timings.
Located in the newer area of Dresden at the heart of the city's night life, Strasse E is home to venues small and large, perfect for any occasion you can dream up. With its industrial atmosphere, Strasse E provides extensive multi-functional spaces, and offers halls such as Thrillbeats and Kingbeatz Clubs. From two large meeting halls to smaller rooms, an arena for concerts, and additional venues such as its ballroom, this venue is ideal for creating your own private club. Not far from Dresden's hot club scene, Strasse E allows you to make your own ideal night out a reality.
Looking for some good music to rock out to? Just head north to Albertstadt, and you will find the Thrillbeats club. This is an independent venue and online community for the alternative music scene in Dresden where you can buy tickets to a show, or even set up your own event. See website for events and details.
The Alaunplatz is an open space of greenery in the Äußere Neustadt neighborhood of Dresden. Though not a formal park with enclosures, it resembles one due to its manicured green stretch, with fir trees and shrubberies dotting its boundaries. Designed in the 18th Century as a ground for military parades, it is now surrounded by luxurious residential complexes. From afar, one can see colorful flecks lying on its green meadow-like stretch; as one comes closer one realizes that they are actually groups of people lounging on mats and under the shade of the thick foliage, leisurely enjoying a picnic. Children playing with the ball is also not an uncommon sight. This park is a delightful place to relax after an engaging day of roaming Neustadt.
Dresden's oldest cinema, Schauburg has three screens: one for mainstream movies, the others for children's films and art-house productions. Every February Schauburg hosts the International Festival of Short Films. An outdoor screen is set up in the summer. A large bar in the foyer, which looks rather like the bow of a ship, offers a selection of refreshments for you to enjoy in one of the many comfortable seating areas.
Constructed during World War I, Eventwerk is a former artillery factory. The industrial space has since been transformed into a swanky nightclub decked with chandeliers and disco balls. Concerts are often held at Eventwerk/Washroom and catering is available.
Do you want to catch up on Italian cinema or French or Spanish or the local German? Well, they are all here in one place: Thalia! But the capacity is a little low, with three shows everyday. Get some refreshments from the cafe. In the summer, Thalia also promises a beer garden! Meanwhile for show timings and other information, go through the website.
Housed in Dresden one of the homes of rock music Heavy Duty is another addition to the number of rock clubs in the city. Here you can see some of the most talented performers entertaining rock fans. On offer here is some great music by both local as well as national touring acts. The place also has a well stocked bar with some of the best alcoholic beverages in the world . So drop by and see what this place is all about.
Projekttheater Dresden is the result of efforts and endeavor of a group of theater enthusiasts. The aim was to promote theater and performing arts amongst youth and children. Abuzz with activities and events, there is never a single dull moment here. Theater workshops for kids, diverse courses for young children, ballet practise sessions and much more is held here on a regular basis. Its studios and performance stages are available on rent; to avoid last minute disappointment do book in advance. For more details, check website.
Scheune Dresden, literally translated as "the Barn," brings a rustic, cozy atmosphere to Dresden's live music scene. Featuring performers not necessarily of the main stream, and often showing films, the Barn draws a diverse group of people from all over the city. Scheune Dresden is a great place to grab a drink, sit down with some good friends and enjoy the entertainment. Check out the website for upcoming shows and events.
Kleinkunstbühne is a popular cabaret where you can find great cabaret events, musical and dance performances all guaranteed to provide you with the best of entertainment.
Carte Blanche Theater is a lavish and extravagant space in Dresden that re-creates cabarets and revues of Paris. Each evening audiences are enthralled and treated with spectacular performances and teasing outfits. The danseuses present famed musicals, comedies and parodies throughout the evening. When in Dresden, do drop-in for an alluring and seductive evening.