The Chaincourt Theatre Company is part of Goethe University’s Institut für England- und Amerikastudien (IEAS) and is based in Frankfurt am Main.  The company is made up of students, alumni, and staff associated with the IEAS.  Since 1983, the group has been headed by one of the lecturers in the practical-language section of the Institute.  Prior to 1991, the company went under the name of IEAS Theatre. 

The Chaincourt Theatre Company’s mandate is to bring anglophone dramatic art and culture to Frankfurt audiences while offering an opportunity to university students to enhance their command of English and knowledge of the English-speaking world.  Since the mid-1970’s, the Institute’s theatre group has produced at least one play every term.