Ernst Deutsch Theater

The Ernst Deutsch Theater in Hamburg is Germany's largest private theatre. It was founded in 1951 by Friedrich Schütter and Wolfgang Borchert as "Das Junge Theater," and in 1973 it was renamed the "Ernst Deutsch Theater" on the fourth anniversary of Ernst Deutsch's death.

The great German actor of Jewish ancestry was forced to emigrate from Germany in 1933. Following his return from the USA, he decisively influenced German postwar theatre with his personality and outstanding acting ability.

The location full of tradition at the UFA Palast quickly developed into a powerful stage. The auditorium was completely modernised in 2002 and has seating for an audience of 744. In the foyer, there is also a studio theatre with 80 seats for literary and music programmes. An additional venue was opened in 2008 for young performing artists: the platform stage with 100 seats.

In a separate complex is located the theatre's own workshops where the costumes and scenery are made, in addition to a rehearsal stage. The Ernst Deutsch Theater has approximately 120 employees. The three stage locations offer 400 performances to more than 200,000 visitors each season.

Ernst Deutsch Theater

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Address: Friedrich-Schütter-Platz 1, 22087 Hamburg

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