Deutsches Kabarettarchiv

The German Cabaret Archives, with its office in Mainz and its location in Bernburg/Saale for GDR cabaret, is a special archive that is unique in Germany and has been dedicated to the systematic documentation and research of cabaret and satire since 1961.

It is an archive, yes. But it is also a modern museum about cabaret. In any case, it is an event and meeting centre for young people and older visitors. People can meet at the cabaret bar in the centre of the archive.

Martina Keiffenheim has been the director of the German Cabaret Archive since 2019. Until 2021, the journalist was also the director of her own cabaret theatre, KleineKUNSTBÜHNE in Saulheim.

The cabaret archive offers exclusive events on its stage, such as readings, cabaret, comedy, interview and chanson evenings. In addition to guided tours, exhibitions on cabaret-related topics can also be seen throughout the year in the museum. Sometimes cheerful - sometimes thought-provoking. But always modern, informative and entertaining.

Every 2nd Thursday of the month 5-9 pm: Apéro - cabaret at the blue hour
Every 2nd Sunday of the month 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Open Sunday


Außenansicht Deutsches Kabarettarchiv German Cabaret Archives: interior German Cabaret Archives: interior German Cabaret Archives: Library German Cabaret Archives Büchergang Ausstellung


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Stiftung Deutsches Kabarettarchiv e.V.
Neue Universitätsstraße 2
55116 Mainz

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00-17:00
Tuesday 09:00-17:00
Wednesday 09:00-17:00
Thursday 09:00-17:00
Friday 09:00-14:30
Sunday 11:00-17:00