Wilhelm Street Festival – Theatrium
The "Wilhelmstraßenfest", as it is called in the vernacular, is one of the oldest street festivals in Germany and was celebrated for the 41st time in 2018 from June 8th to 9th. It took 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 were presented. A total of 120 food stands offered 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.