German society invests heavily in the creative arts as a whole, with this mind set seeping down to the importance of cultural institutions at a local level. The result is national, state and local funding to a relatively high standard and sometimes surprisingly broad divergence. Neuss proffers a beautiful venue for classical music and terrific jazz.
The opportunity for cinemagoers to see original language movies exist just down the road in Düsseldorf with two cinema operators screening films in English and a few other languages.
Experience concerts performed in the Zeughaus by the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein with their inspiring, some say sophisticated, approach to classical music. Besides their reputation in the region, the local orchestra has gained excellent international acclaim during tours to many parts of the globe.
Neuss offers jazz lovers a beautiful location to experience an excellent variety of performances. The annual festival Blue in Green has gained in popularity from year to year. See and hear many internationally renowned performers in this unique neck of the woods. See too the night festival.
Locally, the library has created a loyal audience for their original English language showings over recent years and the Hitch cinema often shows films in diverse languages on the last Thursday of the month. In nearby Düsseldorf original English language films can be enjoyed every day.