Theater at the University is not merely an academic discipline dedicated to teaching and research in the field; it is also an activity pursued with impressive results: the directing program that ran from 1988 to 2003 at the Institute of Theatre, Music Theatre, and Film explored the potential of academic training for theater directors. And it did this with great success. Its graduates have made names for themselves in German and international theater.
In the 1960s, the student theater group Studiobühne won international prizes for their ambitious productions and received surprisingly rave reviews in the press. The Institute of English and American Studies has also been producing high-quality theater for almost forty years, to which cooperation between the University Players and the Schauspielhaus as well as regular performances in the Audimax attest.