The Theaterakademie August Everding was founded in 1993 based on an initiative by August Everding. It is administered and financed by the Bavarian Ministry of Arts and Sciences. From 2006 until 2014 it was headed by Prof. Klaus Zehelein, who was also President of the German theatre and orchestra association at this time. Since 2014 Prof. Hans – Jürgen Drescher is the President of the Theaterakademie August Everding.

The study programmes offered by the academy are organized in collaboration with the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, the Ludwig – Maximilians – Universität and the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film.

The Theaterakademie August Everding currently offers eight study programs with different specializations: acting, directing, opera singing, musical theatre, set and costume design, dramaturgy, make – up and cultural journalism. The course confers university degrees and students can graduate at both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree level.

About 200 students, all between 18 and 29 years old, are enrolled. The program is interdisciplinary and closely combines theory and practical training. Together with renowned professional artists and teachers, students participate in more than 40 productions each year, of which many are open to the public. Altogether there are more than 100 performances on the three professionally equipped stages of the Prinzregententheater, an architectural landmark, built between 1900 and 1901 by the architect Max Littmann. With its amphitheatre auditorium, it seats up to 1070 people.

The Theaterakademie August Everding is unique in its interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to teaching. No other institution of its kind in Germany can boast such a variety of courses and such state – of – the art facilities or provide such performance opportunities.