Berlin: Schloßpark-Theater

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Berlin
City: Berlin
Location: Steglitz, Schloßstraße 48 / Wrangelstraße 2

Built 1804 as horse stables and garden hall of the neighbouring palace, "Guthaus Steglitz" (later known as restaurant "Wrangelschlößchen").

1920-1921 converted to a theatre by Hans Heinrich Müller. Opened 12 May 1921 as "Schloßpark-Theater" with Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens". 1935-1945 used as a cinema.

1945 reconstruction. Re-opened 3 Nov 1945 with Curt Goetz's comedy "Hokuspokus". From 1950, operated by the city of Berlin. From 1951, part of the "Staatliche Schauspielbühnen Berlin", operated as "Kleines Haus" (with the "Schiller-Theater" as "Großes Haus"). Used for smaller drama performances, including many German premieres of international modern classics. Closed 1993. Re-opened 16 March 1995 as a private theatre with Shakespeare's "Richard III.". Used for drama and musical performances. Closed 2002.

Notable world premieres:

  • Edward Albee: The Death of Bessie Smith (21 Apr 1960)
  • Jean Genet: Les Paravents (19 May 1961)
  • Peter Ustinov: Halfway up the Tree (20 May 1967)
  • Jochen Ziem: Die Einladung (24 May 1967)
  • Harald Mueller: Stille Nacht / Strandgut (15 Nov 1974)
  • Tankred Dorst: Auf dem Chimborazo (23 Jan 1975)

Link: www.schlossparktheater.de

[Berlin: Schlosspark-Theater] Front Text: "Berlin-Steglitz, Schloßpark Theater", on building: "Schlosspark Theater"
Publisher: Kunst und Bild, Berlin
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Berlin: Schlosspark-Theater] Front Text: on building: "Schlosspark Theater"
Reverse Text: Das Schloßparkthater in Stegliz"
Publisher: Martina Naschitzki, Berlin
Size: Modern
Sent: from Berlin to Bernsdorf/Oberlausitz, 1998

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

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