Plays, improv, choir

The Hamburg Players e.V. is the city's oldest English-language amateur theatre group. Putting on a play three times a year is a team sport: it takes a dedicated cast and crew to put together each production. Apart from the cast and director, many departments are involved in each play, such as sound, lighting, costumes, set-building, props, hair and make-up, prompting... the list goes on, and we are always happy to welcome new people on-board.

In addition to theatre productions we do lots of other fun stuff too, like a monthly play reading, a weekly improv workshop or social gatherings.

Other than the play readings, which anyone may attend, our activities require that you be a member of the club. Check out how to join the Hamburg Players here.


The improv workshop is a wonderful opportunity for actors and non-actors alike to work on creativity, spontaneity - and "yes, and-ing"! The group has been focussing on long-form improv for a while now and is keen to expand their skills in this department.

We invite you to join us for our "Open Improv Workshops", usually held on the first Wednesday of each month. If you are interested in joining, please notify Martin at in advance.

Play readings

In order to find good new plays that we like, that are suited to us, our audience and are technically feasible at Theater an der Marschnerstraße we regularly read plays and reviews. Every last Friday of each month, we get together at the clubhouse in Oberaltenallee in order to read new plays as a group (yes: aloud!).

These play readings are open to members and those wishing to join the Hamburg Players. Please contact someone from the club if you are joining us for the first time just to be sure there have been no schedule changes (

For play suggestions, please contact Poppy at


The Hamburg Players also enjoy singing. The choir, established in 2017, has a long-lasting tradition of surprising their audience with a myriad of songs from all styles and eras. We are always more than happy to welcome new singers, experienced and brand new. The standing rehearsal date is on Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm at the HP clubhouse. Feel free to write to Alex at to learn more. NOTE: until mid-June, the choir is on hiatus.

Location for these activties

Hamburg Players' clubhouse

Oberaltenallee 20a
22081 Hamburg