The Theater Hof presents about 220 shows per season to about 100,000 visitors and 1500 subscribers and with this offers theater entertainment ranging from amusing to sophisticated. Whether musical, comedy, classics, modern dramas, ballet, opera, operetta or children’s and youth theater, its four genres provides something for everybody.
Apart from its permanent features, the Theater also attracts thousands of visitors with regional and supra-regional events like the Bavarian Theater Days in 1995 and 2003, the 13th Deutschen Landesbühnentage 2009 and the annual Hofer Kulturnacht. Beyond that, the Theater provides special events, foyer exhibitions, workshops, school projects, matinees and the like. Those events constitute an attractive program that is availed by many people who usually rarely go to the theater.
The Theater Bistro – accessible to anybody, a public catering area with a unique flair – facilitates casual encounters between artists and visitors like hardly any other theater in Germany does.
Apart from its task to „provide“ the region with a diversified, attractive program, the theater also functions as a „talent pool“: many young artists started and learned in Hof and now work in renowned, bigger houses. The productions of the Theater can not only be seen in Hof but also in guest performances at many other locations in Bavaria, for example Bayreuth, Selb, Marktredwitz, Aschaffenburg, Bad Kissingen, Fulda, Bamberg, Schweinfurt, Ingolstadt but also on supra-regional tours to the Czech Republic, France, or Hessen. In summary: the Theater’s strong dedication and its artistic capability are mirrored not only in its visitor numbers but also in the citizens‘ strong identification with their Theater as well as the awards that the young ensemble has won. For example, they have won the prize of the Bavarian Theater Days three times already. The Hof Theater is a flagship for cultural life in Upper Franconian and beyond.