Since 1991, figuren theater tübingen has been devising theatre that melds visual arts, music, literature, film, and dance in an unmistakable style – with theatre puppets at the centre: Visual theatre for adults, involving all the senses, and internationally accessible.
Invitations to theatre festivals have taken the group working with puppeteer and director Frank Soehnle to more than 50 countries. Since 2016, the rehearsal stage in Tübingen has been open for productions prepared especially for that theatre space and for public rehearsals.
International collaborations, directorial work for other theatres, and teaching assignments at various universities complement the group’s own theatre work.


  • From 8 - 20 March 2024 we will participate in the "von klein AUF Festival for Dance and Theatre" with guest performances and our own productions.
  • From May 16th - 26th we will be showing “anima mundi” with scenes in the theater.garten and the rehearsal.stage. Order tickets quickly, they were in demand…
  • On the 100th anniversary of Franz Kafka's death, the Treibhaus Tanztheater is organizing a festival called “Kafka smiles”. We are part of the festival with the premiere “kafkabaggage” on September 19th, 2024. Further dates September 20th - 22nd and 26th - 29th, 2024 at 8 p.m.
  • The legendary Salzburg Marionette Theater is celebrating its 111th anniversary with a festival and is inviting our production “The 2nd Me – a Dream Fragment by Walter Benjamin” to the Kammerspiele in Salzburg in October 2024.

The figuren theater tübingen is supported by regular funding from the university town of Tübingen. Since 2022, the venue SCHLACHTHAUSSTRASSE 15 receives support from the Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Research, Science and the Arts.