Stuttgart: Staatstheater

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Baden-Württemberg
City: Stuttgart
Location: Oberer Schloßgarten / Neckarstraße

[After a fire had destroyed the old "Hoftheater" on 20 Jan 1902, an Interim-Theater was built as a provisional home to the court theatre. It was used until this theatre complex at the former site of the "Botanischer Garten" could be opened in 1912.]

After a competition in 1908, the "Großes Haus" and "Kleines Haus" of the new "Königliche Hoftheater" were built from 1909-1912 by Max Littmann for the Kingdom of Württemberg . Funded by state and communal subsidies, fire insurance of the old theatre, and the "selling" of nobility titles to rich sponsors. Ca. 1919 renamed "Landestheater". Later renamed "Staatstheater".

The "Kleines Haus" was destroyed by bombs in World War II. Its site is today occupied by a new "Kleines Haus" (built 1959-1962, opened 1962).

For details and postcards of the respective theatre buildings, see:

Link: www.staatstheater.stuttgart.de

[Stuttgart: Staatstheater Complex] Picture: left: Kleines Haus, right: Großes Haus; below: theatre restaurant
Front Text: "Stuttgart, Kgl. Hoftheater"
Reverse Text: "Hoftheater-Wirtschaft, Stuttgart. Telefon 8582"
Publisher: Verlag Hochstetter & Vischer, Stuttgart
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Stuttgart: Staatstheater] Picture: Schicksalsbrunnen fountain by Karl Donndorf in front of the artists' entrance (1963 moved to another location in Schlossgarten)
Front Text: "Stuttgart, Schicksalsbrunnen am Kgl. Hoftheater"
Publisher: Verlag Fritz Schanbacher, Stuttgart; 333
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Stuttgart: Staatstheater Complex] Picture: left: Kleines Haus; right: Großes Haus
Front Text: "Stuttgart, Landestheater", signed "HB" [Hans Boettcher?]
Reverse Text: "Stuttgart, Landestheater - Großes und Kleines Haus"
Publisher: Schwäbischer Kunst Verlag, Hans Boettcher, Stuttgart
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Stuttgart: Staatstheater Complex] Picture: left: war ruins of Kleines Haus; middle: functional tract, right: Großes Haus
Front Text: "Stuttgart, Staatstheater Kleines und Großes Haus mit Verwaltungsgebäude"
Reverse Text: "Zeichnung von Chr. Schellenberger"
Publisher: Franckh-Verlag, Stuttgart
Size: Modern
Sent: from Stuttgart to Saulgau, 1948


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