Apollo Varieté (Düsseldorf)

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Apollo-Varieté-Theater under the Rheinkniebrücke

The Apollo Varieté ( own name: Roncalli's Apollo-Varieté-Theater ) is a variety theater on the Rhine promenade in Düsseldorf in the immediate vicinity of the state parliament . Music , theater and variety events have been taking place in the event facility, which is run by Bernhard Paul and operated in the form of an event theater, since it opened in 1997 .


With its peculiar building site, the Apollo-Platz, under the Rheinkniebrücke , the Apollo Varieté creates an urban connection between the old town, the converted port and the Rhine promenade. The theater building is delimited to the outside by a glass cuboid that takes up the width of the bridge. The hall building is inserted into this glass body in the form of a bright red piece of cake. The auditorium is designed so that none of the audience sits more than 12 meters from the stage. A movable rear wall of the stage enables the audience to enjoy impressive views of the Düsseldorf Rhine front.

The theater was built from 1996 to 1997 under the direction of the architects Niklaus Fritschi , Benedikt Stahl and Günter Baum, who had also planned the adjoining Rhine promenade and were awarded the German Urban Development Prize for the implementation of the overall concept .


  • Rolf Hoßfeld: Düsseldorf culture ver leader. Helmut Metz Verlag; Theater, page 20.
  • Ingeborg flag, Franz Pech: City and culture. Müller + Busmann Verlag, 2001, page 188.

Web links

Commons : Apollo Varieté  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Architectural Guide of the Chamber of Architects NRW, Medianhafen Düsseldorf, page 18 ( Memento from June 16, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  2. ^ Roland Kanz, Jürgen Wiener: Architectural Guide Düsseldorf. Reimer Verlag, 2001, page 79.

Coordinates: 51 ° 13 ′ 11 "  N , 6 ° 45 ′ 55.3"  E