The Regensburg Academy Theater shares its premises with the Bavarian Academy of Dramatic Arts (Akademie für Darstellende Kunst Bayern). The theater has been equipped with the greatest attention to detail and to the highest technical standard. Depending on the production, seating can be arranged in rows (up to 115 seats) or in a casual pattern with bistro tables. Guests can purchase snacks and refreshments in the Theater Bar. A particularly enjoyable feature: drinks may usually be taken into the auditorium.
Some productions include only experienced professionals in the cast, others are performed exclusively by junior actors and actresses, and still others rely on mixed ensembles. The junior actors and actresses of the Academy Theater study Acting, Stage Direction or Theater Education at the Bavarian Academy of Dramatic Arts. They are assisted in their efforts by experienced professional performers, musicians, stage directors, stage designers, and makeup artists.
From intense spoken theater, embracing entertaining revue and musical theater, comedy theater, dialect plays and on to a wide variety of children's and youth theater presentations, the Academy Theater has a very broad repertoire.
Besides the Theater im alten Malsaal (Theater in the Old Paintings Gallery), the BADA also includes a number of other performance venues with seating for smaller audiences: The Studio Stage on the 3rd floor of the Academy (approx. 30 seats), the Rehearsal Stage on the 2nd floor (approx. 30 seats), the Academy Canteen (approx. 25 seats) with its unique atmosphere, and the multifunctional Basement Theater (approx. 20 seats).
The artistic design of the Academy Theater stairwell, the Canteen and the Theater Bar was created by Akram Sultan.