The 1913 as "Neues Königliches Schauspielhaus" (new royal theatre) created building was financed and constracted through civil initiative before the royal-saxon court rentet ist. Due to its cramped location at Ostra-Allee, right in front of the Zwinger, there was no place for sidestages or backstages. That is why the construction of the hydraulic stage began, a spectacular project at the time. The slender tall outside, later dubbed the "Reihenhaustheater", paid tribute to the Zwinger with it neobarocke design elements. The reconstruction of the interior after the war to function as a popular theatre following the eastern German cultural style, was heavily obstructed by low-quality building materials and the reuse of war debris. After an extensive restoration until 1995 the new Staatsschauspiel Dresden presents itself just like it did in the very beginning, but with high-tech equipment behind the scenes.
The Dresdner Philharmonie values the Schauspielhaus as one of the more important venues of symphonic play, together with the atrium inside the Albertinum.

Built: 1911-13, destroyed 1945, rebuilt 1948, reconstuction 1993-95

Architect: William Lossow, Max Hans Kühne, Bruno Höppner (reconstruction)

Building cost: 2.76 million reichsmark

Interior size:

stage: 36m2, height 67m, volume 25 000m3,

viewing area: volume: 5 000m3

Reverberation time: 0.6-0.8 sec (when full)

Seats: 794

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    Staatsschauspiel Dresden
    Theaterstraße 2
    01067 Dresden

    Car parks »Ostra-Allee«, »Postplatz« and »Wallstraße«

    Bus & Tram
    Stop Postplatz
    Tram 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12 | Bus 75, 94

    Taxi stand
    Postplatz and
    Wilsdruffer Str. (in direction of Postplatz)
    The staff orders a taxi on forehand, if requested.

    Cloak room
    free, on every floor

    Snacks and drinks


    Doors open
    30 minutes before beginning of the concert

    Wheelchair users
    Please take the back entrance.

    Lifts, facilities for wheelchair users

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