Berlin: Schiller-Theater (new)

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Berlin
City: Berlin
Location: Charlottenburg, Bismarckstraße 110

Built 1950-1951 by Heinz Völker and Rudolf Grosse for the city of Berlin, using some remains of the previous Schiller-Theater building (built 1905-1906, destroyed by bombs 1943). Named in honour of the German poet and playwright, Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805). Opened 9 Sep 1951 with Schiller's "Wilhelm Tell". Home to the "Staatliche Schauspielbühnen" state drama theatre company that used the Schiller-Theater as "Großes Haus" (and the Schloßpark-Theater as "Kleines Haus"). 1067 seats. Closed 1993.

Currently used as a private theatre for performances of musicals and concerts.

Notable world premieres:

  • Max Frisch: Don Juan oder Die Liebe zur Geometrie (5 May 1953, also at Schauspielhaus Zürich)
  • Martin Walser: Eiche und Angora (23 Sep 1962)
  • Peter Weiss: Die Verfolgung und Ermodrung Jean Paul Marats (29 Apr 1964)
  • Günther Grass: Die Plebejer proben den Aufstand (15 Jan 1966)
  • Günther Grass: Davor (14 Feb 1969)
  • Thomas Bernhard: Einfach kompliziert (28 Feb 1986)
  • Pavel Kohout: Patt (29 Aug 1987)
  • Thomas Bernhard: Elisabeth II (5 Nov 1989)
  • Volker Braun: Böhmen am Meer (15 Mar 1992)

[Berlin: Schiller-Theater (new)] Front Text: "Berlin, Schillertheater"
Publisher: Industrie-Fotografen Klinke & Co., Berlin-Tempelhof
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Berlin: Schiller-Theater (new)] Front Text: "Berlin-Charlottenburg, Schiller-Theater"
Publisher: Industrie-Fotografen Klinke & Co., Berlin-Tempelhof; B113
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Berlin: Schiller-Theater (new)] Reverse Text: "Berlin, Schillertheater, Charlottenburg, Bismarckstraße 110 - Architekten: Völker und Grosse, Bauzeit: 1949/1951, Baukosten: 5,5 Millionen DM, 1067 Plätze"
Type: Souvenir Card, not designed for postal use
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Berlin: Schiller-Theater (new)] Stamp: (Berlin, 1956)
Text: "Schiller-Theater"
Size: 1.5. x 1.25 cm

[Berlin: Schiller-Theater (new)] Reverse Text: "Berlin-Charlottenburg, Schiller-Theater"
Publisher: Hans Andres Verlag, Berlin
Size: Modern
Sent: from Berlin to Niederdollendorf, 1958

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


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