Country: Germany (Deutschland)
Location: Theodor-Heuss-Platz 2-8
Built 1910-1911 by Oskar Kaufmann for the city of Bermerhaven, followed by an adjacent museum, Kunsthalle (1911-1912). Opened 1 October 1911 with Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". 1937 extension of the backstage area. Destroyed by bombs on 18 September 1944, with only the ground floor, staircases and façade remaining. 1950-1952 rebuilt to simplified designs by Gerhard Graupner and Walther Unruh. Re-opened 12 April 1952 with Mozart's "Don Giovanni". 1955 conversion of parts of the former "Kunsthalle" museum into a drama studio theatre with 119 seats. 1993-1997 rebuilding of the main entrance and foyers. 1999-2000 restorations. Re-opened 25 Dec 2000 with Verdi's "Attila". Originally 990 seats, ca. 1940: 979 seats, today 722 seats.
Picture: before the construction of the Kunsthalle museum|
Front Text: "Bremerhaven, Das neue Stadttheater"
Publisher: M. Schwarz, Geestemünde; No. 8
Sent: from Geestemünde (today: part of Bremerhaven) to Bremen, 2 Nov 1911
Picture: left: Stadttheater, right: Kunsthalle museum|
Front Text: "Bremerhaven - Stadttheater - Kunsthalle"
Publisher: Verlag M. Schwarz, Geestemünde
Picture: middle: Stadttheater, right: former museum building, housing a drama studio theatre|
Reverse Text: "2850 Seestadt Bremerhaven, Stadttheater"
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated 1976
Publisher: Cramers Kunstanstalt KG, Dortmund; Breha 553 76/10
Postmark, 22 Sep 1972|
Text: "Bremerhaven Stadttheater"
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