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Theaterakademie August Everding

The Theaterakademie August Everding (Theatre Academy  August Everding) is the largest training centre for stage professions in the German-speaking area. Practical and cross-disciplinary training is provided in the theatre for the theatre in the following courses: Acting, Music Theatre Performance/Opera Singing, Musical Performance, Stage Directing, Dramaturgy, Scenography and Costume Design, Wigs, Make-up and Special Make-up Effects for Stage and Screen, and Theatre, Film and Television Criticism.

In 1993, the Free State of Bavaria set up the Bayerische Theaterakademie on the initiative of August Everding with the intention of facilitating the artistic training of a wide range of theatrical professions under one roof. This Academy was based at the Prinzregententheater in Munich. From the 2022/2023 season, the Academy will be directed by Prof. Dr. Barbara Gronau. With eight courses of study currently on offer and three professionally equipped theatres (Prinzregententheater, Akademietheater, Akademiestudio), the Theaterakademie August Everding is the largest training centre for stage professions in the German-speaking areas.

Depending on the course, students conclude their studies with a Bachelor or a Master of Arts degree or a diploma. The Academy’s cooperation partners are the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich, the Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, at one of which students are enrolled, depending on their course of studies. In addition, there are production partnerships with the Bavarian State Opera, the Residenztheater, the Gärtnerplatztheater and the Munich Radio Orchestra as well as with other Bavarian, supraregional and international theatres and festivals.

Degree Courses

  • Acting (B.A./M.A.)
  • Music Theatre Performance/Opera Singing (M. Mus.)
  • Musical Performance (B.A./M.A.)
  • Stage Directing (B.A./M.A.)
  • Dramaturgy (M.A.)
  • Scenography and Costume Design (Diploma)
  • Wigs, Make-up and Special Make-up Effects for Stage and Screen (B.A./M.A.)
  • Theatre, Film and Television Criticism

View full list of degree courses at Theaterakademie August Everding

Contact Address and Useful Links

Theaterakademie August Everding
Prinzregentenplatz 12
81675 München
Tel: +49 89 2185 02


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