The Musical Dome Cologne



The Musical Dome is a unique theater thanks to its extraordinary glass and concrete construction and, at the same time, an architectural highlight directly on the Rhine River promenade in the heart of Cologne’s old town center. This places the musical theater in the immediate vicinity of the Cologne Cathedral and, as the city’s largest theater, it offers seating space for some 1,700 guests.


After a record construction time of only six months, the theater opened in 1996. With its top quality program of events with world renowned musicals like SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, WE WILL ROCK YOU, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT and HAIRSPRAY, the Musical Dome provides a substantial contribution in making Cologne a culturally attractive world class city. From spring 2012 to summer 2015, the Musical Dome served as home to the Cologne Opera for the duration of the renovation of the opera house. In November 2015, the musical BODYGUARD celebrated its German premiere here.