Hildesheim: Stadttheater

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Niedersachsen
City: Hildesheim
Location: Theaterstraße 6

Built 1908-1909 by Max Littmann as a private theatre for the theatre director Oscar Lange, on the site of a previoius theatre hall ("Knaub'sches Etablissement") and partly using existing buildings. Opened 2 Oct 1909 with Carl Maria von Weber's "Jubel-Ouverture" and Friedrich Schiller's "Die Jungfrau von Orléans". From 1922, operated as municipal theatre by the city of Hildesheim. Closed Aug 1944. Completely destroyed by bombs on 22 March 1945 (with only the exterior walls and the façade remaining). Rebuilt 1947-1949. Re-opened 10 September 1949 with Lessing's "Nathan der Weise". 1997 renovations. Originally 800 seats, today 673 seats.

2007 the company was fusioned with Landesbühne Hannover to form the new "Theater für Niedersachsen (TfN). After the Hannover home of that company was closed in 2010, Stadttheater Hildesheim is again the only home to the opera, musical and drama companies of the fusioned theatre.

Link: www.tfn-online.de

[Hildesheim: Stadttheater] Front Text: "Hildesheim, Theatergarten"
Handwritten Front Text: "Hier sitzen wir" ["We are sitting here!"]
Publisher: Th. Flachsberger, Kunstanstalt, Hannover
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Hildesheim to Diepholz, 1916

[Hildesheim: Stadttheater] Front Text: "Hildesheim, Stadttheater"
Publisher: Hildesia-Verlag E. B[axmann], Hildesheim; 21064
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Hildesheim: Stadttheater] Front Text:
Reverse Text: "Städtische Bühne Hildesheim"
Publisher: Hildesia-Verlag E. Baxmann, Hildesheim
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Hildesheim: Stadttheater] Front Text: inscription on portico: "Der Menschheit Würde / ist in eure Hand gegeben / Bewahret sie sie sinkt mit euch / Mit euch wird sie sich heben"
Reverse Text: "Hildesheim - Stadttheater"
Publisher: Kunstverlag Karl Bernhard, Hannover
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Hildesheim: Stadttheater] Front Text: signed "IP 87"
Reverse Text: "Hildesheim, Premiere im Stadttheater, Ölbild von Ingrid Pflaumann (18x24 cm)"
Publisher: Druckerei Oppermann, Hildesheim
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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