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Kolja Schallenberg

Director London

Kolja is a classically trained (University of Music and Theatre Hamburg/ Germany, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts London, Shakespeare’s Globe London), award winning writer and director, he is passionate about connecting classical language with contemporary theatre.

He’s traveling worldwide and directing high end productions of all genres such as Massachusetts - Bee Gees Musical (German Tour including original Bee Gees members), Samsara - The Musical (World Tour), 24hrs- LifeDreams (National Theatre Bochum), Breakfast at Goethe’s (National Theatre Nürnberg), On the Harm of Nicotine (Schauspielhaus Dortmund), Bacchae (Theatre League Germany), Hollywood Classics (The Hippodrome London) and Songwriters Showcase (The Other Palace London) just to name a few.

He often draws upon his cultural experiences in his work, having grown up in Germany and Sweden, fluent in both languages as well as English.
UK: +44 (0) 7342 213 652
DE: +49 (0) 174 761 7352


Sorry peeps, but this list would be too long. If you are interested to read about my work, please feel free to visit my website including videos and pictures


Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts MA Theatre Directing, London/ UK
Shakespeare‘s Globe Directing, London/ UK
Hamburg School of Music and Theater, BA Theatre Manager & Producer, Hamburg/ Germany
School of Music Foundation in Opera, Dortmund/ Germany


10+ years


Lighting Design
Movement Direction
Music - Can Read
Music - Plays Instruments
Music - Singing
Performance Art
Physical Theatre
Set Design
Site Responsive/Immersive
Working with disabled artists
Working with Young People

Additional Languages

German, Swedish


Latest Events

We are delighted that our associate company the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme (RTYDS) will be curating and delivering the program for emerging directors, producers, designers and artists whilst we temporarily reduce our key operations throughout June and July 2020.  Find out what events we have planned