Welcome to the new Bonn Players’ website,
which provides information about our wonderful English-speaking,
not-for-profit, community theatre group.

Our Vision

The Bonn Players e.V. is a Bonn-based, English-language community theatre company. Founded in 1981, we provide anyone who loves theatre in English with an opportunity to produce and perform plays.
  • We are firmly embedded in the Bonn cultural scene and perform for local and international audiences.
  • We are a volunteer-driven, non-profit organisation with a diverse group of members from across the globe.
  • The bond that unites us is a passion for theatre and storytelling.
  • Our artistic vision is theatre that engages, questions, provokes and entertains.
  • Our activities include a monthly play reading group, regular feasibility readings, skills workshops, plays and participation in theatre festivals.
  • We are also committed to nurturing theatre-related skills in our members and retain and improve the quality of our productions.
  • We are an open and transparent organisation and are always looking for new members to work with us.


A message of welcome from our Chair

I am deeply honoured to have been elected Chair and by the faith the members have placed in me, especially as we navigate the turbulent waters of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have so far risen to the challenges in 2020 and managed to keep our heads above water, and we look forward to continuing our success in 2021.

This year, we celebrate 40 years of English-language theatre in Bonn. During this time, the group has established a reputation for high-quality productions of plays from different genres, both classic and contemporary, by a wide range of authors – English, Irish, Scottish, American, Australian. The Players are proud to be part of the cultural life of the city of Bonn and to enjoy the support of local and international audiences in the wider region. To celebrate the 40th year anniversary throughout 2021, we have a rich variety of events, productions and a Gala Dinner planned for our members and audiences. We have adapted to providing performances and social activities during the Covid-19 pandemic by offering online events and digital performances. We are also continuously looking at how we can be more relevant to the Bonn community, such as with our recently-launched Youth Theatre Group that actively engages our younger members. Interested? Check out our webpages to see how you can get involved, we’d love to see you and we are so much more than acting!

Tracy Tollmann, Chair of The Bonn Players Committee


The Bonn Players Committee

The Bonn Players is an “eingetragener Verein” (abbreviated to e. V.) or (in English) a registered voluntary association.

In accordance with The Bonn Players Constitution, our organising body is the board and advisory board, known as The Bonn Players’ Committee.

The Chair, Vice-Chair, and the Committee Members are elected every year, at our Annual General Meeting, by the membership who are present.

Gina Kelly

Gina Kelly

Committee Vice-Chair

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The Bonn Players