Köln: Schauspielhaus (old)

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Nordrhein-Westfalen
City: Köln
Location: Glockengasse 17-23 / Kreuzgasse

Built 1869-1872 as "Stadttheater" by Julius Raschdorff (with Heinrich Deutz) for "Stadtkölnischer Theater-Aktienverein". Opened 1 Sep 1872 with Lessing's "Minna von Barnhelm". 1906 renamed "Schauspielhaus"; subsequently mainly used for drama performances. 1938-1940 modernization of stage technology, auditorium renovation. Originally 1378 seats (+ 422 standing), later 1250 seats. Destroyed by bombs on 29 June 1943. Remains demolished in the early 1950s.

Notable world premieres:

  • August Strindberg: Dödsdansen (29/30 Sep 1905)

[Koeln: Schauspielhaus (old)] Front Text: "Köln - Stadttheater"
Publisher: Stengel & Co., Dresden Berlin; No. 1933
Type: Undvided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Köln to Godesberg (near Bonn), 1902

[Koeln: Schauspielhaus (old)] Front Text: "Sofie David - Stadttheater - Cöln a. Rh."
Publisher: W. Höffert, Hofphotograph, Cöln a. Rh.
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Köln to Goslar, 1898

[Koeln: Schauspielhaus (old)] Front Text: "Köln a. Rh., Schauspielhaus"
Publisher: ?; No. 42
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Koeln: Schauspielhaus (old)] Front Text: "Cöln a. Rh. - Schauspielhaus"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.


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