Wien: Ronacher

Country: Austria (Österreich)
State: Wien
City: Wien
Location: 1.; Himmelpfortgasse 25 / Seilerstätte 9 / Schellinggasse 4

Built 1887-1888 as "Concert- und Ballhaus Ronacher" by Ferdinand Fellner & Hermann Helmer replacing the remains of the "Stadttheater" (built 1871-1872, destroyed by a fire on 16 May 1884), while preserving the original façade. The complex inlcuded a variety theatre and a hotel. Named after the theatre's director, Anton Ronacher. Also known as "Etablissement Ronacher" or simply "Ronacher". 1945-1955 used as an interim home to the Burgtheater drama company. 1955-1960 again used as a variety theatre. 1960-1976 used as a TV studio by ORF. Closed 1976. Re-opened 1986 with "Cagliostro in Wien". Subsequently used for various performances during the "Wiener Festwochen" festival. Since 1987 operated by "Vereinigte Bühnen Wien". 1988-1990 used for musical and opera performances. 1990-1993 major renovation. 1993-1997 used as a variety and revue theatre. Since 1997, used for various theatre and musical performances. 1037 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Ralph Benatzky: Liebe im Schnee (2 Dec 1916)
  • Wolfgang Mitterer: massacre (18 May 2003)

Link: www.etablissement-ronacher.at

[Wien: Ronacher] Front Text: "Wien - Hôtel Ronacher"
Publisher: Verlag Emil Storch, Wien VI.; 30
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: within Wien, 1899

[Wien: Ronacher] Picture: left: Ronacher, right: Carl-Theater
Front Text: "Gruss aus Wien", left: "Ronacher", right: "Carl-Theater", signed: "Erwin Pendl 1899"
Publisher: Verlag E. Storch, Wien VI
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: to Praha, 1903

[Wien: Ronacher] Reverse Text: "Wien - Ronacher Theater, Wien - Deutschlands schönstes Varieté, Inhaber Bernh. Labriola"
Handwritten Reverse Text: printed word "Deutschlands" overwritten with "Europas", dated 1-31 Mar 1956
Publisher: Preiss & Co., München; Vitacolor 7803
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Wien: Ronacher] Reverse Text: "Wien - Ronacher Theater, Wien - Deutschlands schönstes Varieté, Inhaber Bernh. Labriola"
Handwritten Reverse Text: printed word "Deutschlands" overwritten with "Europas", dated 1-31 Mar 1956
Publisher: Preiss & Co., München; Vitacolor 7804
Size: Modern
Not sent.

For other postcards of this theatre, see Wien: Cards showing various theatres.


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