A merchant gets lost in the forest in an enchanted castle. No one seems to live there. When he wants to collect a rose for his daughter, he incurs the wrath of a terrible creature, half-man, half-beast. Only on the condition that his daughter Belle moves in with him does the beast let the man go. The beautiful Belle honour her father’s promise and bravely moves in with the monster. Belle enjoys the freedom she has in this fairytale castle, where she can wear trousers, roam the forest and do what she likes. Over time, she gets to know the Beast, who is perhaps not as terrible as he seems at first glance. When her father falls ill, Belle is allowed to leave the castle. She promises to come back, but someone wants to prevent that at all costs. For there is a curse on the beast, and only Belle’s love can break it … A story about courage, curiosity and love – for everyone who likes to discover new things and enjoys magical suspense.


We will be offering numerous morning performances of Beauty and the Beast for class or school visits from the end of November, with further dates being planned for 2023. Interested institutions please contact the subscription office.

School classes and groups: €4.50 per ticket
Duration: approx. 70 minutes, no interval


From the premiere onwards, the Junges Schauspielhaus will be offering interested teachers a folder of material to prepare for and follow up on the play. Please order at: jungesschauspielhaus[at]schauspielhausbochum.de.


by Lucy Kirkwood and Katie Mitchell
translated from the English by Katharina Schmitt
Director: Katharina Birch
With: Dominik Dos-Reis, Jost Grix, Pablo Konrad, Michael Lippold, Romy Vreden, Johanna Wieking
Stage, costume: Georg & Paul
Music: Lars Ehrhardt
Lighting design: Jan Hördemann
Dramaturgy: Cathrin Rose


Thu. 24.11.22 at 6 pm ++ Schauspielhaus ++ Exclusive rehearsal for members of the Freundeskreis Schauspielhaus Bochum e. V. and teachers* interested in school performances.
Sat. 26.11.22 at 4 pm ++ Schauspielhaus ++ PREMIERE
Sun. 27.11.22 at 11 am ++ Schauspielhaus
Sun. 27.11.22 at 4 pm ++ Schauspielhaus
Mon. 28.11.22 at 9 a.m. ++ Schauspielhaus ++ School performance
Mo. 28.11.22 at 11:30 a.m. ++ Playhouse ++ School performance
Tue. 29.11.22 at 09 a.m. ++ Playhouse ++ School performance
Tue. 29.11.22 at 11:30 a.m. ++ Schauspielhaus ++ School performance
Wed. 30.11.22 at 09 a.m. ++ Schauspielhaus ++ School performance
Wed. 30.11.22 at 11:30 a.m. ++ Schauspielhaus ++ School performance


Gefördert durch die Sparkasse Bochum