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Wilhelm Street Festival – Theatrium

This street festival around the Hessian State Theatre at the Bowling Green in front of the Kurhaus and along Wiesbaden's magnificent boulevard, the Wilhelmstrasse, has been a crowd puller for more than 35 years and is the oldest street festival in Germany today. In 2017 the Theatrium takes place from 9 to 10 June.

The "Wilhelmstraßenfest", as it is called in the vernacular, one of the oldest street festivals in Germany which will be celebrated for the 40th time in 2017 from 9 to 10 june. It takes place around the Hessian State Theatre, on the Bowling Green, the Warmer Damm, Burgstraße and, needless to say, on Wilhelmstraße. Visitors were entertained with a great variety of stage acts, delicious cuisine and the classic handcraft market with over 140 exhibitors where unique jewellery and pottery as well as unusual accessories are presented. A total of 120 food stands are offering a wide range of food to suit every taste.

The occasion of the first "Theatrium" festival in 1977 was the re-opening of the newly renovated State Theatre. Nowadays, during the two-day festival several ten thousand visitors enjoy street performers, bands of several styles as well as a rich variety of national and international culinary pleasures. The former theatre festival has developed into a classical street festival for the senses, where happiness and vitality play a dominant role. Another attraction is a colourful artisans market in front of the Kurhaus with its original and individual range of offers.

Opening hours and further information

Friday, 9 June: 12:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Saturday, 11 June: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Programmes with information on all of the stage shows are available in the Tourist Information and Kurhaus Information as well as at the stands during the festival. They can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page. As in the past few years, the area around the Warmer Damm will be an alcohol-free zone once again this year. The demarcation is marked in the programme. A chillout zone will be provided on location by the Suchthilfe Wiesbaden (addiction help centre).