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Deutsches Schauspielhaus

Enjoy culture in a classical atmosphere - at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus the old masters are breathed back into life in new productions.

Deutsches SchauSpielHaus Hamburg

The Deutsches SchauSpielHaus in Hamburg is not only one of the most beautiful theater buildings in the German-speaking world, with its 1,200 seats it is also one of the largest spoken-word theaters. Located directly behind the main train station in the heart of St. Georg, the Deutsches SchauSpielHaus looks back on an eventful history of over 120 years. Well-known directors have shaped the theater and made it famous far beyond Hamburg's borders. Since the 2013-14 season, director Karin Beier has been the artistic director of the Deutsches SchauSpielHaus.

A total of 14 premieres in the Großes Haus, the MalerSaal and other venues, including four German-language premieres and one world premiere, are on the program for the upcoming season. It is no coincidence that two Shakespeare productions stand at the beginning of the new season. In them we find two almost prototypical tyrants.

Karin Henkel will open the Großes Haus with "Macbeth" in the 2022-23 season, and the season already starts in the MalerSaal at the beginning of September, also with a play by Shakespeare: Stefan Pucher is working on a version of "Julius Caesar" with "Caesar", in co-production with the Lausitz Festival and in cooperation with the Théâtre National de Luxembourg.

Young SchauSpielHaus at Wiesendamm

Since 2005, under the direction of Klaus Schumacher, the Schauspielhaus has included the Junges SchauSpielHaus, which has moved into its own venue in the Theaterzentrum in Hamburg-Barmbek for the 2021-22 season with its program for children and young people. For more information and the current schedules, visit jungesschauspielhaus.de.

The entrance to the Schauspielhaus is directly opposite the main railway station. The central bus station (ZOB) can be reached on foot in about three minutes. The classically designed building, built around 1900, is the main venue. The auditorium with its neo-baroque elements, figure decoration and red chairs is considered one of the most beautiful theatres in Germany. It was extensively renovated for the opening in 2013. The programme includes works by Maxim Gorki and Franz Grillparzer. The young Schauspielhaus is committed to more topical themes. A top-class ensemble guarantees a successful production in any case. The box office is open from one hour before the performance until the beginning of the performance.

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