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.

12.9., 7 PM: Stefan Noelle & Band © Lena Semmelrogge

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.

10.9., 7 PM: Ecco Di-Lorenzo & The Innersoul Five © Ecco Meineke

Next week on the open-air stage at the Gasteig: 
Mon, 7.9.: atelier monaco Special – Reading with Denijen Pauljevic and Sarah Bischof (in German language)
Tue, 8.9.: Poetry and Jazz with »LIX liest selbst« (Rebecca Faber and Christina Madenach) (7 PM) & Ecco Di-Lorenzo Jazz Quartett (8 PM)
Wed, 9.9.: Roland Hefter
Thu, 10.9.: Ecco Di-Lorenzo & The Innersoul Five
Fri, 11.9., 5 PM: CubaBoarisch 2.0
Sat, 12.9.: Stefan Noelle & Band (chansons)
Sun, 13.9.: Werk(statt)Rationaltheater – Reading with Annegret Liepold and Tobias Reußwig (in German language)

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 (already over)
Due to weather conditions the first family day of the Munich Philharmonic »#MPhilOpenAir: The Philis are on vacation« had to be postponed from August 29 to Friday September 4. From 11 AM till 2 PM, children, their parents and grandparents are invited to 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 (already over)
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.

11.9., 5 PM: CubaBoarisch 2.0 © PR

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. 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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