Since 1918, the Lindenau district, not far from the city centre, has been home to the cheerful and comedic. Originally opened as a prestigious city variety theatre, the traditional Haus Dreilinden is now the venue of the Musikalische Komödie. The ensemble enjoys great popularity with audiences in Leipzig and beyond. Here, theatre evenings with a special flair and charm of their own are created in the genres of operetta and musical. This is guaranteed by an excellent ensemble of soloists, an enthusiastic choir, an efficient ballet with 15 dancers and a versatile orchestra with 47 musicians. The Musikalische Komödie can look back on over forty years of continuity as Leipzig's operetta and musical theatre. As a special theatre for these genres, the house is a real crowd puller.
Venue Musical Comedy Theatre
Today's building complex with theatre and adjoining residential buildings was a much admired structure when it was inaugurated in 1912, spatially integrating living, working and celebrating in the manner peculiar to the west of Leipzig.
Although reconstructions have been carried out in numerous areas since 1992, further structural measures were still necessary and planned. In 2014, the Oper Leipzig was able to acquire the neighbouring building of the Musikalische Komödie, "Dreilinden No. 24". From 2015, this will house dressing rooms, a rehearsal stage and the costume store.
In the 2019/20 season, the house was extensively reconstructed and could be presented digitally on 8 May 2021.