Coming soon

Following the huge success of Macbeth this spring, the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut (DAI) Heidelberg have invited Butterfly Theatre Company from London to return to the Tiefburg Handschuhsheim and bring the story of Shakespeare’s brooding student prince to the gloom and drizzle of autumnal Heidelberg: Hamlet.

Famed for their immersive, sight-specific productions, Butterfly invite you to follow the Prince of Denmark on a tour around the grounds and castle to experience his story of treason, intrigue, superstition and murder at first hand with the action unfolding all around you. A fresh and visceral rendering of Shakespeare that will enthrall theatre enthusiasts and first-time viewers alike.

Dates: 31st October – 5th November 14
Show times:  every day at
4.30 pm, 6.30 pm, 8.30 pm
Duration: 80 minutes

Please note that this is a promenade production with only occasional chances to sit down. The action will take place indoors as well as in the open air, so please bring appropriate clothing. Regrettably, wheelchair access is restricted.

Tickets: € 12,-
Concessions € 10,-
DAI members € 8,-   
school groups: € 7.- per student

Please note that there is a surchage for buying tickets online.
Tickets are available in the DAI, on (06221)60730 or HERE


About us

Welcome to the website of Thadden English Drama Club! Our aim is to combine the fun of acting with learning a foreign language. Everybody who likes acting or English or both or is interested in working backstage is warmly welcome to join us!

The club was founded in 2004 and has so far produced eight plays: "Arsenic & Old Lace" (2005), "Noises Off" (2006), "Dracula" (2007), "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (2008), "East is East" (2009), "The Crucible" (2010), "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (2011) and "The Talented Mr Ripley" (2012). The club is run by Nicholas Humphrey, one of the English teachers of the school. Up to 70 students have been involved in each of our recent productions. They don't only act, but are also in charge of the set design and construction, the make-up, the costumes, lighting and sound, PR and more.

The English Drama Club is open to all students from Year 9 to Year 13. We are always looking for new members and there are no requirements other than being open to trying out new things – so come along and join the fun!