Bautzen: Stadttheater

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Sachsen
City: Bautzen / Budysin
Location: Lauengraben / Kornmarkt (Platz der Roten Armee)

Built 1795-1796 by Johann Staude and Johann Benedikt Theil, converting a former bastion. Later various rebuildings. 1868-1871 major rebuilding by Mörbitz (ca. 700 seats). 1905 rebuilding by Staude and Benedikt (ca. 655 seats). 1905 installation of a sculpture gable by Ernst Rietschel from the remains of Semper's first Dresden Hoftheater, donated by the city of Dresden. Since 1963, operated as "Deutsch-Sorbisches Volkstheater/Nemsko-Serbske Ludowe Dziwadlo" and used for opera and drama performances in German and Sorbian. Closed 1969 due to structural problems. Demolished in 1969.

[After three decades of storage, the Rietschel gable has been installed at the new "Burgtheater/Dziwadlo na hrodze" in September 2003.]

[Bautzen: Stadttheater] Front Text: "Bautzen, Stadttheater"
Publisher: C. Schwager Nachfolger, Dresden; 7250
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: by German Forces' Postal Service, from Gnaschwitz to Friedebach bei Sayda, 1915

[Bautzen: Stadttheater] Front Text: "Bautzen, Stadttheater und Lauenturm"
Publisher: Elfriede Lindner, Bautzen
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Bautzen to Schlitz (Hessen), 1928

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