Essen: Grillo-Theater

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Nordrhein-Westfalen
City: Essen
Location: Theaterplatz 11

Built 1890-1892 as "Stadttheater" by Heinrich Seeling. Opened 16 Sep 1892 with Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's "Minna von Barnhelm". 750 seats. Severely damaged by bombs in 1944, with the auditorium and entrance tract completely destroyed. 1949-1950 rebuilding by Johannes Borsch and Wilhelm Seidensticker to new designs, using the stagehouse part of the former theatre, but without reconstructing the destroyed cupola roof. Re-opened 19 Dec 1950 with Richard Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg". 1990 interior rebuilding by Werner Ruhnau (400 seats). Re-opened Sep 1990 with Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Renamed in honour of the German industrialist Friedrich Grillo (1825-1888) who had donated most of the funds for the original building. Used for drama performances by the resident municipal theatre company.

Notable world premieres:

  • Christoph Hein: Passage (25 Oct 1987)
  • Hans Magnus Enzensberger: Die Tochter der Luft (16 Jan 1992)

Links: www.theater-essen.de, EUTA, Wikipedia

Essen: Grillo-Theater Front Text: "Gruss aus Essen a. d. R.", "Stadttheater"
Publisher: FW J.; 640
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Essen to Bochum, 1898

Essen: Grillo-Theater Front Text: "Gruss aus Essen a/R.", "Vorhang und Proscenium des Stadttheaters"
Publisher: Verlag von O. Küllenberg, Essen; 1769
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: with railway postmark "Crefeld-Hamm (Westf.)" to Paris (France), 1900

Essen: Grillo-Theater Front Text: "Essen a. d. Ruhr", "Stadttheater"
Publisher: F.E.D.; 2117
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Essen to Werden/Ruhr, 1904

Essen: Grillo-Theater Front Text: "Essen", "Stadttheater"
Publisher: Cramers Kunstanstalt, Dortmund; L 763
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Essen to Berlin, 1912

Essen: Grillo-Theater Front Text: "Essen - Ruhr. Stadttheater."
Publisher: ESTL
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Essen: Grillo-Theater Front Text: "Essen a. d. Ruhr, Stadttheater"
Publisher: H. M. E.
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: by German Forces' Postal Service from Essen to Berlin, 1917

Essen: Grillo-Theater Front Text: "Essen/Ruhr, Stadt-Theater"
Publisher: ?; Nr. 9; 95418
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: by German Forces' Postal Service from Essen to Bergisch Neukirchen, 1918

Essen: Grillo-Theater Front Text: "Essen, Stadttheater"
Publisher: Hermann Lorch Kunstanstalt, Dortmund; 16112
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Essen to Frankfurt/Main, 1919

Essen: Grillo-Theater Front Text: "Essen/Ruhr, Stadttheater"
Publisher: TA
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Essen-Frintrop to Hennef, 1920

Essen: Grillo-Theater Front Text: "Essen a. Ruhr, Stadt-Theater"
Publisher: Theodor Schnitzler, Düsseldorf
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Essen: Grillo-Theater Front Text: "Essen.- Das Theater. - Le Théâtre."
Publisher: M. H.; 12
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Essen: Grillo-Theater Front Text: "Essen, Stadttheater"
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated 1926
Publisher: ?; 31006
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Essen: Grillo-Theater Picture: rear view with stagehouse cupola roof
Front Text: "Essen. Stadttheater"
Publisher: Cramers Kunstanstalt, Dortmund
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: within Essen, 1940

Essen: Grillo-Theater Picture: stagehouse after the 1950 rebuilding without the cupola roof
Reverse Text: "Essen - Opernhaus"
Publisher: Cramers Kunstanstalt, Dortmund; Cekade Es 44 54/5
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Essen: Grillo-Theater Picture: after the 1950 rebuilding
Front Text: "Essen - Theaterplatz mit Opernhaus"
Publisher: Verlag Heinrich Koch, Essen; 17661
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Essen: Grillo-Theater Front Text: "Essen. Theaterplatz mit Opernhaus"
Publisher: Verlag Heinrich Koch, Essen; 5884
Size: Modern
Sent: from Essen to Stukenbrock, 1962

Essen: Grillo-Theater Reverse Text: "Stadttheater Essen. Erbaut 1892 - Zerstört 1943 - Wiedererbaut 1950"
Publisher: Farbwerke Hoechst AG, Theater-Serie Nr. 7
Type: Advertising Card (advertising the cough medicament "Ticarda" to a doctor)
Size: Modern
Sent: from Dortmund to Gelsenkirchen, 1965

Essen: Grillo-Theater Reverse Text: "Essen, Theaterplatz mit Opernhaus"
Publisher: Krüger; 977/12
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Essen: Grillo-Theater Front Text: inscription: "Grillo-Theater"
Reverse Text: "Schauspiel Essen, Grillo Theater"
Publisher: Schauspiel Essen
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Essen: Grillo-Theater Front Text: inscription: "Grillo-Theater"
Reverse Text: "Schauspiel Essen, Grillo Theater"
Publisher: Schauspiel Essen
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Essen: Grillo-Theater Front Text: "Grillo Theater"
Reverse Text: "Grillo Theater"
Publisher: Privatbrauerei Stauder, Essen; City-Cards von publicity
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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