Hanau: Comoedienhaus Wilhelmsbad

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Hessen
District: Main-Kinzig-Kreis
City: Hanau
Location: Wilhelmsbad, Parkpromenade 1

Built 1781 for Prince Wilhelm von Hessen-Kassel (the future Prince Elector Wilhelm I.) Opened 8 July 1781 with François André Danican's operetta "Tom Jones". Closed 1785 after the prince's departure from Hanau to Kassel. Briefly revived as a theatre for seasons in 1852 and 1861. After 1945 used as a warehouse. 1968 restored by Ferdinand Kramer. Currently used for theatre performances and concerts throughout the year. Also used for performances by the "Hanauer Kultursommers", "Wilhelmsbader Sommernacht" and "Wilhelmsbader Kinderkulturfest" summer festivals. 195 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Die Panne (13 Sep 1979)

Links: www.comoedienhaus.de, EUTA, Wikipedia

Hanau: Comoedienhaus Wilhelmsbad Front Text: "Luftkurort Wilhelmsbad b. Hanau a. M. - Theater"
Reverse Text: "Luftkurort Wilhelmsbad bei Hanau a. M. - Zweitältestes Theater Deutschlands"
Publisher: Jacobs Kunstanstalt, Frankfurt a. M.
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: to Bad Kreuznach, 1941[postmark partly illegible]

Permanent link: https://www.andreas-praefcke.de/carthalia/id/1885