Stadttheater Bremerhaven

The first professional theatrical productions were presented in Bremerhaven in 1837 by so-called traveling companies of actors. 160 years ago, was then in a former warehouse in the Fährstraße a theater with 200 seats. A few years later, the theater people moved into a new, expanded to 100 seats in the house corner Central and Leher Street, which today houses the municipal Sparkasse Bremerhaven. On the program were pleasure and tragedies, farces and ballets - usually one-act works. The first municipal theater, the "People's Theater in the Garden", saw his first opera performance at the third October 1849 with "The White Lady" by François Adrien Boieldieu.
In 1854 they founded the "United Theatre", which played among others in the "Tivoli" in Graz street. In the program: Mozart's "Abduction from the Seraglio" and "The Magic Flute" and "Martha" by Friedrich von Flotow. A steady development of the theater was distinguished from subscription since 1855. People in the garden, at the time, mostly privately operated municipal theater Bremerhaven, were literary and musical works of world literature, including the opera "Tannhauser" and "Lohengrin," presented by Richard Wagner.
In 1903 the theater had to be closed because of fire safety deficiencies, and so the theater came up with the idea of ​​"Tales of Hoffmann" by Jacques Offenbach on a floating stage in the garden people listed. During this time, reinforced the initiatives of the population and the city government with the goal of a permanent house for a three-division set up theater. Thus the theater today, Theodor-Heuss-Platz, supported financially by the city and its citizens, in October 1911 with Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was officially opened. Despite the global economic crisis that has survived since urban-subsidized theater ensemble.
Was destroyed to its foundations, the City Theatre of Bremerhaven in the 2nd World War on 18 September, 1944. Was retained only the facade of the Art Nouveau architect Oscar merchant from the year 1911.
Immediately after the war, the game began operating at the community center Lehe, and in 1950 it was decided to rebuild the city theater Bremerhaven on the Theodor-Heuss-Platz again. A theatrical lottery, with the participation of associations, companies and citizens of Bremerhaven, secured together with municipal funds to finance the new building, which opened in Easter 1952 with the opera "Don Giovanni" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was.
A special highlight of the 60's was undoubtedly the German premiere of the opera "Attila" by Giuseppe Verdi, under the baton of then Music Director Hans Kindler. This legendary "opera excavation" was on 25 December 2000 in the revival of artistic director Peter Grisebach, conducted by the new musical director Stephan Tetzlaff, the festive setting for the second re-opening of the Municipal Theatre of Bremerhaven. After a total renovation of the main house and stage, financially supported by the many spectators as well as the generous donations of citizens and institutions, this is another milestone in the history of the Municipal Theatre of Bremerhaven.
To finalize the reorganization, nor was the renovation of the Little House of distress. After a six-month closure could phase in the summer on 13 October 2006, the venue of the small town theater with Thomas Bernhard's "The theater" put back into operation and a complete renovation to be completed.

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