The 18th-century theater in Ludwigsburg Palace is one of the oldest of its kind, complete with original stage machinery!
Curtain up! The world of Baroque stagecraft
If you want to know what goes on backstage, then visit one of Europe’s oldest royal palace theaters. In today’s Theater Museum, learn how 18th-century audiences were amazed by scene changes that took only seconds, even when the curtain was up! Thanks to clever machinery, a single person could move an entire stage set: a magical use of 18th-century technology. You can try out reconstructions of the original sound machines to create wind, rain and thunder effects. See the oil lamps used for stage lighting; learn about the priceless collection of 140 original backdrops and scenery.
Event tip: Enjoy a live performance in this historic theater during the Ludwigsburg Palace Festival. See history come alive!
Extra tip: Free entry to the Theater Museum is included in the admission price for the Palace.
Prices, opening hours & information
Tickets and prices
Free entry to the Theater Museum is included in the admission price for the Palace.
Groups of 20 or more (per personen)
Private group tours
Day of the week
Mon - Sat
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun & public holidays
Ludwigsburg Palace is almost completely barrier-free. Elevators/lifts ensure that those with reduced mobility can visit all floors. The palace provides disabled toilet facilities and two wheelchairs are available for loan to visitors.
Elegance on a grandiose scale! “Now that’s what I call a palace!” First-time visitors are amazed by the sheer size: 452 rooms in 18 buildings. This is one of Europe’s largest original Baroque complexes.
What is usually banned in most museums is encouraged in the Kinderreich, an interactive, living museum for children in Ludwigsburg Palace. Touching things, trying things on and joining in the fun are not just allowed, they are encouraged!