Summer in the City: Free Open-air Programme in Front of the Gasteig

Summer in the City: Free Open-air Programme in Front of the Gasteig Gasteig München GmbH

For the first time, all of Munich is celebrating »Summer in the City«, with art and culture, sports and fun, rides and stalls at numerous locations throughout the city. Kids and adults alike will be able to take advantage of the free open-air programme in front of the Gasteig: many concerts, special appearances by the Munich Philharmonic and even a sports arena under an open sky are planned.

11.9., 5 PM: CubaBoarisch 2.0 © PR

Celebrating despite corona: Many people in the city of Munich have joined forces to put on the first »Summer in the City«. The extensive programme covers the entire city and will extend into September to avoid infection hotspots. Despite hygiene regulations and distancing rules, visitors and residents alike will be able to enjoy their summer in Munich – also in front of the Gasteig. The Gasteig’s programme is curated by Munich non-profit association Theatergemeinde e. V. Under the motto »Classical – Jazz – World Music«, the free programme covers a wide range of arts and culture and brings many artists back on stage after the months-long Covid-19 hiatus.

Live acts on the open-air stage in front of the Gasteig, starting 5 August at 7 PM
From 5 August to 13 September, concerts (jazz, classical, chansons, world music, singer-songwriter, and more) will take place every Wednesday to Saturday at the Celibidacheforum, providing for entertaining summer evenings with flair . The events usually start at 7 PM (doors open 6:15 PM, no seats) and admission is free.

5.8., 7 PM: Berta Epple opens the Gasteig stage
© Beate Armbruster

On Wednesday, 5 August, music comedy trio »Berta Epple« will open the Gasteig stage, with Gregor Hübner on violin, Karl Albrecht »Bobbi« Fischer on piano and Veit Hübner on double bass. Further scheduled events include Michi Dietmayr (6.8.), Express Brass Band (7.8.), Maxi Pongratz (8.8.), the Monaco Swing Ensemble (12.8.), Rudi Zapf and Zapf’nstreich (13.8.), electro jazz with Ark Noir (14.8.), Hundling (15.8.), the Miriam Arens Trio (19.8.), a reading with Pierre Jarawan (20.8.), NouWell Cousines (21.8.), the Munich Tetra Brass ensemble (22.8.), jazz duo Ladybird (27.8.), Ecco Di-Lorenzo (28.8. and 10.9.) and Weiherer (26.8.). In September, the programme will conclude with Lucy van Kuhl (8.9.), Roland Hefter (9.9.), CubaBoarisch 2.0 (11.9.), and Stefan Noelle and Band (12.9.).
The programme for the Gasteig’s open-air stage has been organized at short notice by Theatergemeinde München e. V. and is financed by the City of Munich, with technical support from the Department of Arts and Culture and Gasteig München GmbH. For up-to-date comprehensive information, visit the website of Theatergemeinde München e. V.

Gasteig Specials: The Munich Philharmonic
The Munich Philharmonic will play Saturday specials for an audience of all ages from 1 to 6 PM on 29 August and on 5 September. On Saturday, 29 August, the orchestra invites you to a family day: At the »#MPhilOpenAir: Die Phillis spielen Urlaub« (»The Phillis play holiday«), there will be body percussion, riddles and, of course, lots of music. On September 5, a day of chamber music under the motto »MPhilOpenAir: Wir sind wieder da« (»We’re back again«) awaits. The line-up includes a string quartet, a woodwind trio and hornists from the ranks of the Munich Philharmonic. On several evenings from 29 August to 5 September, concert video recordings and streams will be screened under an open sky in front of the Gasteig. For detailed information about these music specials, visit the website of the Munich Philharmonic.

Gasteig outdoor area turns into sports arena for young and old
Swap your high heels for trainers and visit the Gasteig’s very own »Summer in the City« parkour and wall tramp sports arena. Brick walls and architectural features are just the thing for sporting challenges. The Gasteig obstacle course is suitable for kids and adults alike. On three Saturdays (1, 15 and 29 August) from 11 AM to 6 PM, you can learn the basic tricks and techniques for negotiating obstacles in contact-free workshops with pros. As there are no changing rooms on site, we would ask you, if at all possible, to come already dressed in sportswear. Suitable footwear must be worn.

8.8., 7 PM: Maxi Pongratz ©Andreas Schlumprecht

Important information for guests
The general hygiene and safety regulations for events in Bavaria to contain the Covid-19 pandemic apply to all visitors. Please note: Contact details are recorded upon admission. Prior booking is not required. A minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained to persons not living in the same household. In addition, mouth-and-nose covering must be worn at times at which the minimum outdoor distance to other people cannot be maintained. Public spaces in which the approved number of visitors is exceeded may be temporarily closed.

For a complete and continually updated list of events of the city-wide »Summer in the City« programme, visit

We wish all our visitors a wonderful summer with plenty of arts and culture!

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