Berlin: Lessing-Theater

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Berlin
City: Berlin
Location: Mitte, Kapelle-Ufer (fomerly: Friedrich-Karl-Ufer 1) / Unterbaumstraße

Built 1887-1888 by Julius Hennicke and Hermann Philipp von der Hude for the theatre director Oscar Blumenthal, replacing a the circus building "Zirkus Krembser". Opened 11 September 1888 with Lessing's "Nathan der Weise". Oringnally 1100 seats (+ 60 standing), later 1033 seats. Destroyed by bombs in April 1945.

Notable world premieres:

  • Gerhart Hauptmann: Vor Sonnenaufgang (20 Oct 1889)
  • Henrik Ibsen: Bygmester Solness (19 Jan 1893)
  • August Strindberg: Leka med Elden (as "Spiele mit dem Feuer", Dec 1893)
  • Arno Holz und Oskar Jerschke: Traumulus (24 Sep 1904)
  • Arthur Schnitzler: Anatol (3 Dec 1910, also at Volkstheater Wien)
  • Gerhart Hauptmann: Die Ratten (13 Jan 1911)
  • Franz Werfel: Die Troerinnen (22 April 1916)
  • Carl Zuckmayer: Schinderhannes (13 Oct 1927)
  • Carl Zuckmayer: Katharina Knie (21 Dec 1928)
  • Friedrich Wolf: Cyankali (6 Sep 1929)

[Berlin: Lessing-Theater] Front Text: "Gruss aus Berlin - Lessing-Theater"
Publisher: L. Saalfeld, Berlin S. W. 29; L. S. B. 511
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Berlin: Lessing-Theater] Front Text: "Agnes Sorma - Lessing-Theater"
Publisher: D. F. G. M. Brevitas, Berlin
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Berlin to Wilmersdorf (Berlin), 1902

[Berlin: Lessing-Theater] Front Text: "Berlin, Lessing-Theater", inscription: "Lessing-Theater"
Handwritten Reverse: dated 18 Sep 1919
Publisher: Kunstverlag J. Goldiner, Berlin
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Berlin to Chrudim (Czech Rep.) [postmark partly illegible]


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