Graz: Schauspielhaus

Country: Austria (Österreich)
State: Steiermark
City: Graz
Location: Franzensplatz

Built 1825-1825 as "Landestheater" by Peter von Nobile, replacing a previous theatre on the same site (built 1776, destroyed by fire in 1823). Opened 4 October 1825. 1887 renamed "Staddtheater". 1200 seats. 1889 renamed "Theater am Franzensplatz" after the new "Stadttheater" had been opened. 1959-1960 partly demolished. Subsequently rebuilt, with the auditorium restored to its original form. Re-opened 14 March 1964 as "Schauspielhaus". Used for dama performances by the resident company. Also used for performances during the "Steirischer Herbst" festival. Current capacity: main auditorium: 564 seats, rehearsal stage: 100 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Ödön von Horváth: Zur schönen Aussicht (5 Oct 1969)
  • Ernst Jandl: Aus der Fremde (28 Sep 1979)
  • Heiner Müller: Bildbeschreibung (6 Oct 1985)
  • Botho Strauß: Angelas Kleider (4 Oct 1991)

Link: www.theater-graz.com

[Graz: Schauspielhaus] Front Text: "Graz - Theater am Franzensplatz", inscription: "Stadt-Theater"
Publisher: L. Strohschneider, Graz; 83
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Graz to München (Germany), 1898

[Graz: Schauspielhaus] Front Text: "Graz - Steiermark - Schauspielhaus mit Burg und Burgtor"
Publisher: Frank-Verlag, Graz; 525-351
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: from Graz to Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany), 1968

[Graz: Schauspielhaus] Front Text: "Graz Schauspielhaus"
Reverse Text: "Erbaut 1775, nach Brand 1823-1825 wieder aufgebaut, 1959-1965 umgebaut"
Publisher: Verlag Franz Knollmüller, Graz; 1964
Size: Modern
Sent: from Graz to Heikendorf-Kitzeberg (Germany), 1965
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