Mansion Theatre 3.0

Leipzig's Community Theatre group in English

Thursdays, re-starting in June 2020 @ Villa Leipzig


Creating a Systemic Theatre Play 



Are you part of the English speaking community in Leipzig?


Have you been looking for a way to connect with other people interested in doing theatre?


Are you interested in non-traditional kinds of theatre which can be practiced by non-professional actors and actresses?


Then come and join us in Mansion Theatre!


With this project, we aim to...


...create a transcultural space of encounter for people who are new to this city and others who have been living here for longer,


...give a beginner's introduction to community theatre (of course, you may join (especially) if you have no prior experiences),


...create a network of people interested in practicing theatre // building their own theatre group, you with practical tools in order to address personal, social or political issues through theatre.


...have fun.  

What is Community Theatre?

Community theatre is a term to describe various theatrical methods that are practiced by professional actors and non-actors. Theatre, in this context, is a tool for dialogue and understanding that creates spaces for collective learning and research. Groups create their own plays and formats depending on the individual, social or political issues of interest. This way, communities tell their personal and collective stories.


We will mainly focus on using techniques coming from „Theatre of the Oppressed“ - a Systemic Theatre play will be created through games, exercises and image theatre. A typical Systemic Theatre play shows challenging issues and situations of discrimination/marginalization. The audience is asked to actively intervene in the play and search for possibilities of change. This way, audience and cast members engage in a playful dialogue on personal and social issues.


"Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it.”

(Augusto Boal)


The workshops are an intergenerational and transcultural place of encounter and exchange. 


They are open to everyone - actors and non-actors.

No prior experience needed. 


Also, you don't have to be an English native speaker - good enough communication skills are sufficient.

Dates and Times

Thursdays 5.30pm - 8.00pm


Project period 1

11+18+25 June

02+09 July


Intense summer workshop (date still to be decided)

4th or 5th July / 1st or 2nd August


Project period 2 (including performance)

Starting Septemer 24th, every 2nd Thursday



Villa Leipzig, Lessingsstrasse 7, 04109 Leipzig

"Großer Saal" (Big hall, raised ground floor, next to the café)


Accessible for wheelchairs.

Contact and registration

Sign up now!


For questions and registration









This project is a cooperation between Theater Rote Rübe

and Soziokulturelles Zentrum "Die Villa".