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Thalia Theater

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  • © Gints Mälderis
  • © Fabian Hammerl
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    The Thalia Theater is located in the heart of Hamburg between the Inner Alster and Mönckebergstrasse, and it is one of the greatest artistic successes of a state-run German theatre.

    The repertoire combines first performances, classics and exciting projects by international artists. The decisive staging by the director along with a strong, highly acclaimed ensemble characterise the artistic profile. In addition to this actors' ensemble, that has been awarded on multiple occasions, the Thalia Theater has been selected as theatre of the year by the jurors of the leading journal of theatrical criticism, "Theater heute"; recently, the Thalia Theater received awards in a number of categories, including "Faust I+II" for best production for 2012, Jens Harzer (2011) and Sebastian Rudolph (2012) as actors of the year and "Immer noch Sturm" by Peter Handke as stage play for 2012.

    In 2013, the Thalia Theatre was once again honoured by the magazine: The play "Everyone Dies Alone" directed by Luk Perceval was named "Production of the Year", and Annette Kurz's stage setting as "State Setting of the Year". Both also received the theatre Oscar DER FAUST for their work on this production.

    Joachim Lux, director since 2009, is committed to creating understanding between cultures and religions – including his initiative celebrated as the "new guiding star of Hamburg" (Hamburger Abendblatt), the international theatre festival "Um alles in der Welt - Lessingtage". The Lessing Festival is always held in the period between the birthday and day of death of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, between the end of January and the beginning of February.

    The Thalia Theater is one of Germany's most successful theatres, and it performs its works at festivals and at theatres around the world. The productions have been much sought after for more than 20 years with invited guest appearances at international festivals, amongst others in New York, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Shanghai and Bogotá. Since a short time ago, selected plays at Thalia Theater have also had English subtitles. Current dates at www.thalia-theater.de/international.

    Thalia in the Gaussstrasse

    At Thalia in der Gaussstrasse in Altona the focus is on new works, newly discovered authors, young directors and the proven new forms of theatre and aesthetics. The selection of works is also strongly influenced by Altona's creative melting pot of workers, artists and a cross-cultural middle class. The famous festival "Körber Studio Junge Regie, " has been able to show young directing talent from Germany, Austria and Switzerland annually since 2003. The festival is a springboard for young theatrical talent and has become a flagship for Hamburg.

    We have compiled some information on accessibility in the following section. You can find detailed information in the test report at the end of the text.

    • Guide dogs are allowed on the premises.
    • The main entrance is visually different to the rest of the surroundings and tactilely detectable.
    • The main entrance and the box office there are accessible via steps. These are only visually distinguishable to a certain extent.
    • Alternatively, the side entrance, which is accessible without any steps, and the ticket office in the customer centre can be used.
    • There are generally no obstacles i.e. objects jutting out into walkways.
    • These is no floor-based tactile guidance system. The fixtures can be used as orientation aids to a certain degree.
    • The signage is predominantly written in a clear, legible and high-contrast font.
    • Information is not provided in Braille or embossed lettering.

    Test Report DSFT Berlin (only German)

    Download PDF-test report for blind or visually impaired people

    General information for people with limited mobility and wheelchair users:

    • Specific information for wheelchair users can be found on the website.  
    • Two designated public disabled parking spaces are available opposite the theatre (200 cm x 500 cm).
    • The main entrance and the box office there are accessible via steps.  
    • Alternatively, the side entrance, which is accessible without any steps, and the ticket office in the customer centre can be used.
    • In front of each customer centre doors there are inclines of 5.5 % - 6 %.
    • All rooms can be accessed without the use of stairs.
    • There are various slopes (between 8.6% and 0%) around the stall area. Rows1-5 can be accessed from the side entrance without any inclines. Two places in the 4th row are available for wheelchair users
    • Movement areas are at least 150 cm x 150 cm in size (exception: toilet).

    Disabled toilet:

    • The movement area to the left of the toilet is 30 cm x 55 cm and 100 cm x 55 cm to the right.  
    • Fold-up hand rails are located on either side and fold up on the right.
    • The movement area in front of the toilet is 160 cm x 140 cm.
    • The hand basin is accessible without restrictions and the mirror can be used in either a sitting or standing position.  
    • Alarm triggers are in place.

    We have compiled some information on accessibility in the following section. You can find detailed information in the test report at the end of the text.

    • Infrared equipment (radio system) can be borrowed from the cloakroom free of charge.
    • Information for people who are deaf or have hearing impairments can be found on the website.

    Contact and advice

     

    Thalia Theater
    Alstertor 1
    20095 Hamburg
     
    040 - 32814444

    www.thalia-theater.de 

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