Berlin: Hebbel-Theater

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Berlin
City: Berlin
Location: Kreuzberg, Stresemannstraße 29-29a (formerly: Königgrätzer Straße 57-58)

Built 1906-1908 as ""Hebbel-Theater" by Oskar Kaufmann for the impresario Eugen Robert. Named in honour of the German playwright, Friedrich Hebbel (1813-1863). Opened 29 Jan 1908 with Hebbel's "Maria Magadelena". 1911 renamed "Theater in der Königgrätzer Straße". Mainly used for classical and modern drama performances. 1930 renamed "Theater in der Stresemannstraße". 1934 renamed "Theater in der Saarlandstraße". 1936 interior renovation. During World War II, operated as part of the Nazi Volksbühnenverbund. Minor damages in World War II, subsequently repaired. 1945 re-renamed "Hebbel-Theater". Re-opened 15 Aug 1945 with Brecht/Weill's "Die Dreigroschenoper". 1946-1947 rebuilding with various alterations by Karl Friedrich Demmer. 1960 interior alterations by Sigrid Kressmann-Zschach. 1972 bought by the city of Berlin. Closed in the early 1980s. 1987-1988 renovation to the original designs. Re-opened 1988. Subsequently mainly used for modern drama and ballet performances by local and international companies. Since 2003, operated as "HAU 1" by the "Hebbel am Ufer" theatre company. Ca. 800 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Curt Flatow: Das Fenster zum Flur (3 Jan 1960)
  • Botho Strauß: Jeffers-Akt I und II (21 Apr 1998)


Berlin: Hebbel-Theater Front Text: "Gruss aus Berlin - Hebbel-Theater, Königgrätzerstraße"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Berlin to Kristiana (= Oslo, Norway), 1908

Berlin: Hebbel-Theater Front Text: "Berlin, Hebbel-Theater"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

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