The renowned heroic epic performances are held here every three years. Among other events, this is where Andreas Hofer defies Napoleon, Robin Hood sneaks about in Sherwood Forest, William Tell lies in wait for Bailiff Gessler and the Maid of Orleans leads the French to victory over the English. The inhabitants of Altusried still fight tooth and nail for freedom here. Up to 600 of them participate voluntarily both on the stage and behind the scenes, and have done since 1879.
Since those days quite a lot has changed in Altusried. But even so, there is still only one group of main characters: the inhabitants themselves. They form a closely-knit group and an exclusive theatre company whose aim is provide top-class entertainment performed with passion and complete dedication. Performances feature spectacular highlights and bring unforgettable experiences, always combining the traditional with the modern to create something totally new.
Open-air stage performances of musicals and fairy tales are performed in a three year cycle, plus operas, operettas and concerts in between. And what is the reward for so much hard work? Simply the enthusiasm of the audiences, who come from all over Europe to enjoy this very special cultural highlight.