The open-air theatre in the district of Warendorf plays in front of an imposing backdrop. The steps of the Heilig Kreuz pilgrimage church at Stromberg Castle, a ruined hilltop castle near Oelde in the south-eastern Münsterland, serve as the stage. The special thing about it: The stairs with their two levels open up possibilities for the theatre to set the stage in a way that is not possible elsewhere.
The audience can follow the theatre spectacle on approx. 688 seats. Numerous trees provide shade and create the unique atmosphere of a floodlit theatre. Before the performance begins and during the intermissions, drinks and ice cream provide refreshments.
In 1925, theatre people suggested to the mayor of Oelde, Hermann Johenning, that the Stromberg castle square be used as an open-air theatre. The play "Jedermann" (Everyman) by Hugo von Hofmannsthal met with a good response and the Burgbühne Stromberg developed into an amateur theatre that still exists today. The Burgbühne is known for its sophisticated productions for adults. But of course, it also performs affectionate plays for children. It remains to be mentioned that many of the participants, especially behind the scenes, work on a voluntary basis.
Reduced: students and holders of a disabled pass. If the sign 'B' is entered, one accompanying person is admitted free of charge.
For reservations of 25 or more people, the group rate applies (50 cents less per person).