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Theatre Collection of the University of Cologne

Amended Opening Hours

During the Cologne Carnival the TWS will be closed from February 23rd until February 28th 2017. The collection will open again as usual February 29th from 10 a.m to 4.30 p.m. o'clock.


From the 1st October the TWS operates with new opening hours:

The TWS will be open from Monday to Wednesday, 10:00 - 16:30 o'clock.

Thurday from 10:00 - 19:00 o'clock.

On Fridays the TWS will be closed for the public.

The theatre collection (Theaterwissenschaftliche Sammlung, TWS) at the University of Cologne is an international documentation and research centre for theatre history and media culture. The collection consists of several sections, including a comprehensive library, an archive of newspaper clippings and theatre programs, photo archives, a collection of sketches, paintings, and other graphic artwork, and furthermore puppets, masks, and shadow figures. Apart from German theatre, the TWS enables a broad view on theatre and media forms of various cultures and epochs.As part of the Institute for Media Culture und Theatre, the TWS is a place that offers scholars and students a unique place to study and do research.

For further information, please contact: info-tws(at)uni-koeln.de