Weinheim | Shadow forest

Shadow Forest

Out of reality, into the world of fairy tales, always into the forest, Theater Anu sends its visitors into an adventure. Theater Anu catapults the Grimm fairy tales back to their original setting: the forest at night. In groups of max. 50 people and equipped with a lantern, visitors experience the forest with all their senses as an unsecured terrain, as a magical place where ghosts and fauns haunt and as a place where man is close to the gods.

It is rare that we are allowed to look into the world of our ancestors. The Brothers Grimm have kept one of these few windows into the past open for us with their collection of fairy tales for two hundred years now. Theater Anu enables visitors to Shadow Forest  directly into the world of these ancient folk tales.

Ravens, as shifters between times, have come to the people to warn them. People have lost the knowledge of the old world. But it is said in the prophecies that when the old world and its stories are completely forgotten, a "Walah" - a stranger, a woodcutter will come and cut down the holiest of trees. The world is shaken and the sleeping giants awaken. With sensual, quiet imagery, Theater Anu creates a walk-through magical forest that opens up a new approach to the Grimm fairytale world for the visitor.

Shadow Forest was commissioned by GRIMM.2013


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The SCHATTENWALD event takes place in the Exotenwald Weinheim.

Start/Lantern drop-off/evening box office: Bodelschwinghstraße car park, 69469 Weinheim Exotenwald entrance
Please note: There is no parking in this car park! Please use the parking spaces around the castle park.

Starting times: 20:00h / 20:15h/ 20:30 / 20:45h / 21:00h / 21:15h / 21:30h
Groups of 40 people start every 15 minutes

Note Ticketing: The first round of play is filled to the maximum group size (40 people) before the next round is released for ticketing.

Playing time: approx. 90 minutes

Ticket prices:
Normal price: 28.-€
Reduced: € 18

Reduced admission is available to schoolchildren, students, the unemployed and people with disabilities (if you are severely disabled and have a "B", the accompanying person is admitted free of charge). Please have the relevant ID ready at the entrance control.

SCHATTENWALD also takes place in light rain (except storms etc.). We recommend sturdy shoes and rainwear. Please refrain from using umbrellas. There are not always paved paths. Unfortunately, this means that the production can only be experienced with limited accessibility. If the event has to be cancelled due to weather conditions before one hour of performance time has been completed, the ticket entitles the holder to admission to another performance date of SCHATTENWALD, subject to availability.