Welcome to the 91st EDS production

William Shakespeare’s

  • Performances:
    Thursday, 19th July – Sunday, 22nd July,

  • Location:
    Experimentiertheater, Bismarckstr. 1, Erlangen


Tickets for our latest production can easily be reserved online, purchased in advance, or – subject to availability – bought on the night of the performance.

Buy in advance

Tickets are on sale at Erlangen Ticket from Monday, 2nd July until 12pm on Saturday, 21st July.

Buy on the day

Subject to availability, tickets can be purchased from the box office from 45 minutes before the performance commences.

Ticket prices

Ticket prices for performances in the Experimentiertheater are as follows:

  • Adults: EUR 11.00
  • Concessions (Students, school pupils etc. with ID): EUR 8.00

These prices apply to all tickets purchased in advance and from the box office and include any booking fees.

How to obtain tickets for EDS performances

1. Order your tickets online

Tickets can be reserved online and paid for at the box office on the night of the performance. Subject to availability reservations are possible until two hours before the performance starts.

We would like to advise you that reserved tickets must be collected and paid for at least 20 minutes before the performance begins, otherwise, in the event that the performance is sold out, your tickets may be resold.

The box office opens 45 minutes before the performance commences.

This service is for reservations only – it is not possible to buy and pay for your tickets online. Please note that we are only able to accept payment in cash.

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2. Buy tickets in advance from the ticket shop “Erlangen Ticket”

Tickets can also be bought from the ticket shop “Erlangen Ticket” at Fuchsenwiese 1, 91054 Erlangen (Tel: 09131 800555) or in the Neuer Markt (first floor), Rathausplatz 5, 91054 Erlangen (Tel: 09131 22195).

Please note: Tickets which are reserved by telephone from here must be collected from the ticket shop in person by 16:00 on the day of the performance (12:00 on Saturday for weekend performances) at the latest.

3. Buy tickets on the night from the box office

Subject to availability you can of course also buy tickets on the night of the performance.

The box office opens 45 minutes before the performance commences.

Please note:

It is possible to make reservations for more than one performance at the same time and – subject to availability – you can reserve up to 10 tickets for any one performance.

If you need to reserve more than 10 tickets for any one performance you will need to make a group reservation. To do this, please use the ticket enquiry form.

Subject to availablilty reservations are possible online until 2 hours before the performance.

Ticket sales have now closed for this production

General questions

Can I buy tickets for EDS productions online?

Unfortunately you cannot buy tickets online, but you can reserve tickets and collect and pay for them on the night of the performance. If you wish to buy tickets in advance, you will need to go to the ticket shop “Erlangen Ticket”.

What time does the box office open?

The box office opens 45 minutes before the performance starts.

I have ordered tickets online. When do I need to collect them?

You must collect tickets you have reserved at least 20 minutes before the performance commences, otherwise they may be resold.

Do I need to show my order confirmation email to collect the tickets?

We do not need to see your order confirmation when you collect tickets. We just need to know the name of the person the tickets are reserved for. If you or somebody else has already paid for your tickets you may be asked to show an identity card to collect these tickets.

Who is entitled to purchase tickets at the reduced price?

Students and school pupils as well as registered severely disabled persons who are holders of a disabled person’s pass (Schwerbehindertenausweis) are entitled to purchase reduced price tickets. Also the person accompanying a registered disabled person qualifies for a reduced price ticket if their name is stated on the disabled person’s pass.

Do you accept credit and debit cards?

Unfortunately we are unable to accept credit and debit cards at the box office so tickets can only be paid for in cash.

Changes and cancellations

I need to cancel my order

You can cancel your order by replying to your confirmation email or using the ticket enquiry form.

I need to change my resevation

If you need to add tickets to your reservation: Please place a new order via the website for the additional tickets* These will automatically be added to your existing order at the box office. If you need to cancel one or more tickets in your order: You will need to contact us using the ticket enquiry form to do this.

*Please note: If you order more than 8 tickets for any one performance we may need to contact you for confirmation.

I need to change the type of tickets I reserved?

You do not need to tell us if you need to change the type of tickets (full price / student) you require. This can be done when you collect the tickets at the box office.

Can I return tickets I have already purchased?

Tickets that have already been collected and paid for are non-refundable. However, they can be returned subject to the following conditions:

a) the performance is sold out

b) we are able to resell your ticket

In such cases we will refund the full value of the returned ticket.*

If we are unable to resell your ticket we will unfortunately not be able to offer you a refund.

*A fee of EUR 1.00 applies to refunded tickets purchased from Erlangen Ticket.

Group Bookings

How do I make a group booking?

You can make a group booking for up to 10 people in exactly the same way as an individual booking. If you need to reserve more than 10 tickets for a single performance, please use the ticket enquiry form to submit your request. Please note: If you wish to reserve more than 25 tickets for a performance we will require you to pay for the tickets in advance.

Do you offer discounts for groups?

As a non-profit society we are unfortunately unable to offer any discounts on our regular prices for group bookings. The only exception is for teachers accompanying school groups of 11 or more pupils who are entitled to purchase tickets at the reduced rate if the tickets are ordered in advance. The discount applies to one teacher per group of between 11 and 20 pupils.

Can the members of my group collect and pay for their tickets individually?

Yes, the tickets can be collected individually, although we do prefer them to be collected together if possible. Please note: If you pay for all the tickets, but would like the members of your group to collect them themselves, we will need their names and will need to see some form of identification before the tickets can be collected.

Please complete our ticket enquiry form if you wish to enquire about, change or cancel an existing ticket reservation, or if you have not received an Email confirmation of your order.

Please also complete this form if you wish to reserve tickets for a group of 11 or more, or are a teacher interested in bringing your class to see the show. For group reservations please include the following information to help us process your request quickly:

  • The name in which the tickets should be reserved
  • A contact telephone number
  • For school groups: School name

Would you like to contact us?

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About the play

The Comedy of Errors is an English Dramatic Society production in cooperation with the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg Language Centre.

Telling the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth, The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare’s early plays and is also his shortest comedy with a lot of the humour coming from slapstick and mistaken identity.

Aegeon of Syracuse has a wife and twin sons, and – coincidentally – twin slaves. They live happily together until that one fateful day when Aegeon loses his wife, one son and one slave during a sea storm. Aegeon is rescued together with one son and one slave and the three of them end up in Syracuse.

Aegeon‘s wife, however, together with his lost son Antipholus and his lost slave Dromio, ends up in Ephesus, but loses her son and slave to pirates who leave her behind.

Years later, the unlost son and slave, who still live in Syracuse at that point, decide to take the names of their lost siblings and – now also called Antipholus and Dromio – go searching for the lost bits of their family, but in doing so get lost.

Aegeon, left behind on his own in Syracuse, goes out looking for any part of his family he can find, but – surprisingly – gets lost as well and on top of that arrested and sentenced to death. This is how Aegeon and both sets of twins suddenly all end up in Ephesus but they still haven’t found each other yet.

And this is where it all begins.

What follows is the usual stuff! A lot of chaos and confusion, love, jealousy, mistaken identities, the beating up of servants, merchants, courtezans, doctors, police officers, etc., etc., etc. – a comedy of errors.

Cast & Support

In order of appearance:


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