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Institutes in the Gasteig

The Gasteig is home to top-class cultural establishments. They are all interconnected and work tirelessly to provide you with entertainment, knowledge and education.

People leaning against ballustrades and chatting across several floors
Copyright: Benedikt Feiten/Gasteig

The Gasteig family

Together we are stronger: The Gasteig is home to important establishments that shape its character and are an indispensable part of Munich’s cultural life. The regular exchange in the Gasteig family provides inspiration and marks the birth of many a joint project. You could say culture is part of the Gasteig’s DNA.

Cultural education at the Gasteig

Outreach work is one of the most important tasks of creatives. Everyone should have access to arts and culture, and be able to participate – a major undertaking that can only be achieved through joint effort. Through its community building, cooperation and cultural mediation activities, the Gasteig strives to bring people and culture together. All Gasteig establishments already have their own outreach programmes. They meet each month to develop joint projects with the aim is of igniting enthusiasm for the arts in as many people as possible and of breaking down their reservations. The Gasteig family wants to make its arts centre ever more appealing for the whole of society and let all and everyone participate in the process.

Join in and let the Gasteig be your playground. What do you want to do?

The Gasteig and the Department of Arts and Culture

For more than 30 years, the Gasteig has provided a diverse and contemporary cultural programme to suit all ages and tastes. This is all the work of the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich, which includes the Munich Public Library, MVHS adult education centre and the Munich Philharmonic – all based in the Gasteig. As well as this programme, the Department of Arts and Culture also works with numerous partners to put on around 200 other events in the Gasteig every year.


The halls and foyers of the Gasteig host major international festivals, including the Filmfest München film festival, dance, the SPIELART theatre festival, the literature festival and the Munich Biennale festival for new musical theatre. The local scene is also represented here and invites audiences to a variety of events, including the KLANGfest and Digitalanalog festivals.


This support from the city ensures that tickets are either affordable or – as is often the case – free to all. The Gasteig’s cultural programme sponsored by the city is in tune with the times. It features world premieres and new projects, with a particular focus on theatre, dance and music. Exhibitions address current topics and lectures are an opportunity to engage with contemporary events.


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Isarphilharmonie as cinema at the film festival opening
Copyright: Munich Film Festival/Ronny Heine

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