The courtyard of the Zwinger is used in August as the venue for the 1st Zwinger Festival which is staged by the German director Dieter Wedel.
The modern open-air theatre, which is only performed in German, is named ‘The king’s mistress’ and starts at 8.30 PM. It is a play about love, intrigues and policy at the Saxon royal court in the 18th century.
The main characters are Augusts the Strong and Countess of Cosel. Most of the performers are German actors.
Tickets for the festival can still be purchased.