The Prinzregententheater is one of Munich’s major stages and serves as the venue for performances by the Theaterakademie August Everding, the Bavarian State Opera and the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz. It is also rented out to concert agencies and other event organisers. Thus, the Prinzregententheater’s visitors are always offered a varied, cross-genre programme, from readings and concerts to major operas.
The Akademietheater, located at the back of the Prinzregententheater, is a venue for the directing, drama and musical productions of the Theaterakademie August Everding. As a self-contained studio theatre, it offers space for productions that are created through the cooperation of the different courses of study.
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. Since the 2014/2015 season, the Academy has been directed by Professor Hans-Jürgen Drescher. 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 Germany.