The Baden State Theatre is located next to Ettlinger Gate and is divided into three sections (three fixed venues in two buildings). One building, right next to Ettlinger Gate, houses the opera house (Opernhaus) and the playhouse (Schauspielhaus).The second building, the island at the Charles Gate, features mainly modern theatre pieces and contemporary concert performances.
The Baden State Theatre has become especially well known internationally for its yearly "Händel Festivals" in February and March. The Baden State Philharmonic Orchestra and the Baden State Opera Choir are partnered with the theatre.
The State Youth Theatre is the Baden State Theatre’s new venue for children and youngsters.