The Münchner Kammerspiele are among the most important stages in the German-speaking context. Since its beginnings, the theatre has been shaped by a strong ensemble, which particularly seeks the dialogue and confrontation with the present. The Münchner Kammerspiele conceive themselves as an aesthetically innovative, contemporary, and cosmopolitan municipal theatre with a socio-political focus.
At the beginning of the season 2015/16, Matthias Lilienthal took over the artistic direction of the Münchner Kammerspiele. A “municipal theatre of a new type”, “the Munich blend”, “club”, “hybrid” – these are some of the slogans that have been used to describe the experimental arrangement that commenced at Maximilianstraße in autumn 2015. The central parameters in this constellation are the strong ensemble composed of some well-known and some new faces and the increasing internationalisation of the theatre, which invites directors such as Philippe Quesne, Rabih Mroué, and Toshiki Okada. The in-house directors for the season 2015/2026 are Nicolas Stemann and Christopher Rüping. The Kammerspiele probe diverse forms of and approaches to work and the production conditions are custom-made for each director or collective. The “Kammerflat” for 80 Euros allows students and trainees up to the age of 30 to visit the Kammerspiele as often as they like for one year. The theatre’s interactive dimension has generally been enhanced through the instalment of the “Kammer 4 You”. Important Munich-specific projects for the first season were the “Shabbyshabby Apartments” and the “Munich Welcome Theatre”.
2019 the Münchner Kammerspiele were awarded to the Theater des Jahres by the magazine Theater Heute. Christopher Rüping's production "Dionysos Stadt" is Inszenierung des Jahres.