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.
  • The KOLK 17 Museum in Lübeck is taking over the “suitcase bird” from the production “Night Concert” including the film in their new exhibition.
  • The production “Wunderkammer – meditations in wonderment” opens the Figure Theater Week in Gelsenkirchen in January and will be a guest at the Göttingen Figure Theater Days in February.
  • 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…

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.