|Biel: Stadttheater / Bienne: Théâtre Municipal|
Country: Switzerland (Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizera)
Canton: Bern / Berne
City: Biel / Bienne
Location: Burggasse 19
Built 1589-1591 as "Zeughaus" [municipal armory]. From 1800, used as a corn warehouse. 1842 conversion of the first floor to a theatre. From 1906 to 1935 the ground floor hall (which is used as theatre foyer today) was used as a fire station. 1979-1980 major restoration. Together with the Stadttheater at Solothurn, home to the "Theater Biel Solothurn - Théâtre Bienne Soleure" drama and opera companies.
Picture: left building with step-gables: Stadttheater / Théâtre Municipal, middle building and right building with step-gables: Rathaus / Hôtel de ville [town hall]|
Reverse Text: "2500 Biel - Bienne, Hôtel de ville - Rathaus"
Publisher: Editions Jeanneret, La Chaux-de-Fonds
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