Berlin: Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Berlin
City: Berlin
Location: Wilmersdorf, Schaperstraße 24

Built 1961-1963 as "Freie Volksbühne" by Fritz Bornemann for the West-Berlin "Freie Volksbühne e. V." society. 1047 seats. Opened 30 April 1963. Site of the yearly held "Berliner Theatertreffen" theatre festival. Closed 1992 due to a lack of public funding after the reunification of Berlin. Subsequently used for guest productions.

In summer 2000, renamed "Haus der Berliner Festspiele" (also known as "Berliner Festspielhaus"). Subsequently used as a home to the "Berliner Festspiele" theatre and music festivals.

Notable world premieres:

  • Heinar Kipphardt: In der Sache J. Robert Oppenheimer (11 Oct 1964, also at Kammerspiele München)
  • Rolf Hochhuth: Soldaten (9 Oct 1967)
  • Hans Magnus Enzensberger: Der Menschenfeind (1 Dec 1979)
  • David Byrne/Robert Wilson/Heiner Müller: The Forest (18 Oct 1988)

Link: www.berlinerfestspiele.de, Wikipedia

[Berlin: Haus der Berliner Festspiele] Front Text: "Berlin, Freie Volksbühne"
Publisher: Kunst und Bild, Berlin; G 1988
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Berlin: Haus der Berliner Festspiele] Front Text: "Berlin, Freie Volksbühne"
Publisher: Kunst und Bild, Berlin; G 3006
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Berlin: Haus der Berliner Festspiele] Stamp (Berlin, 1990)
Text: "100 Jahre Freie Volksbühne Berlin"

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