Library

The Goetheanum Library has approximately 110,000 books. Hours:  Tuesdays 14:00 - 19:00; Fridays 14:00 - 18:00

Study Programs

The Goetheanum offers a full-year study program, "Foundations of Anthroposophy," in English! (The full-time study overseen by the General Anthroposophic Section, is also offered in Spanish/Portuguese and German.) Students from around the world, of various backgrounds and ages, come for an academic year of Anthroposophic studies, including artistic classes.

There are 11 sections at the Goetheanum that offer conferences throughout the year, often translated or held in multiple languages. See the individual websites for current programs.

The following schools and sections offer occupational Anthroposophical courses, diploma programs and research options in Dornach: eurythmy (performing arts section), painting (visual art section), educationbiodynamic agriculturemedicinemathmatics/astronomy and natural science. The youth section located on the Goetheanum hill, houses a multitude of activities and international conferences in English, German and Spanish. The literary arts and humanities section and the social science section can be contacted for questions about involvement, study or research.

Research

The 11 Sections for the School of Spiritual Science are involved in world issues and research projects. 

Here is insight into their current projects: General Anthropsophy ·Natural Science · Agriculture · Medicine · Theraputic Education and Social Therapy · Education · Mathematics-Astronomy · Arts and Humanities · Spoken and Musical/Performing Arts · Visual Arts · Social Science · Youth Section

Comments

We are continually working on the English site. Do you like something we are doing, or is there something that you would like to see here? Email us with inquiries, comments and suggestions, Attn: EN website.

For current event questions,
contact the reception desk:
Phone +41 61 706 42 42, sekretariatnoSpam@goetheanum.org


From the Life at the Goetheanum

28.01.2015 15:45 Age: 3 yrs
By: Sebastian Jüngel, Transl. Anya Wilson

The Goetheanum Stage: Faust Practice Begins

On January 20th, the Faust production at the Goetheanum began practice. With a preview of Faust I in July 2015 and a single act from Faust II in the Fall 2015, the premiere of the uncut, full Faust I and II will be shown at Easter 2016. Swiss actor Urs Bihler will take part.


Maarten Güppertz (one of two Mephisto actors) and Bernhard Glose (one of the two Faust actors) (Photo: Michèle Melzer)

The Goetheanum theater makes history showing the uncut performances of Faust I and II. 1938 it hosted the world premiere under the direction of Marie Steiner - based on the scenes Rudolf Steiner staged in 1915.  Since, they have been showed regularly, often in three- to four-year intervals, the complete Faust most recently was shown in 2004. A special feature of this production is the combination of drama and eurythmy.

With the new 2016 production, 16 actors and 25 eurythmists will take part. The well-known Swiss actor, Urs Bihler will be one of the two Mephistos, Maarten Güppertz as the other; Faust will be played by Bodo Bühling and Bernhard Glose. The direction is under Christian Peter with Margrethe Solstad is responsible for the Eurythmy. In addition, the artistic team is made up of Rob Barendsma (costumes), Roy Spahn (stage), Florian Volkmann and Andreas Peer Kähler (music). Peter promises a deep, entertaining and diverse production.

In the Fall of 2014, work on the 650 drama and Eurythmy costumes began.

A first glimpse at the new production is possible with a viewing from Faust I in July 2015. An act from Faust II will follow in the Fall of 2015. The premiere is at Easter in 2016.

For Updated Information


Mystery Dramas

Mystery Dramas in 2017 (in German):

Conference (Dec. 26–31st)

Performances (Dec. 27–31st) 

Tours

General Tours Introduction to the history of the Goetheanum, the biography of Rudolf Steiner and the foundation of Anthroposophy: Saturdays, 2pm. Meeting point: Reception desk. Registration is not required. In German and English.

| Further Information
| Specific Theme Tours (Registration required)

Exhibitions

March 25th, 2017 – January 7th, 2018

Daily from 8 -22:00           

Brentano's Studio

Øya. 77 pictures from Hannes Weigert in the West staircase. Vernissage on March 25th, 2017 at 16:30 with a talk by Bodo von Plato and Eurythmy by Saskia Barnes.

April 2, 2017 – September 20, 2017

Daily from 8 -22:00         

Maximilian Woloschin (1877-1932)

"He went alone to the deserted shore," (Sergej O. Prokofief about Maximilian Woloschin)

Please be aware of adjusted visiting hours for the main auditorium:

 

December 29th, 2017 and April 27th, 2018: Closed

Open from 1:30-2pm Dec. 13–15th, & 19–21st, 28th,30th,31st, 2017

Open from 1:30-2:15 pm Feb. 17th, 2018


The Goetheanum is a center of a worldwide network of spiritually engaged people. It is the seat of the School of Spiritual Science  and the General Anthroposophical Society, which serves as a place of exchange for those with spiritual questions, and a place for trainings in scientific and artistic fields. 

Events range from lectures on special themes, to large, international conferences, to performances by  ensembles and guest performances in Eurythmy, theater, puppetry and music. 

Situated in the Jura landscape, 10 Kilometers South of Basel, the Goetheanum sits grand on the Dornach hill, with its expressive architecture and picturesque garden park, café, bookstore and gift shop.