I might have mentioned it before – I’m a big fan of drama. Not always necessarily the type of plays that explode with a huge amount of intricately designed costumes and colorful, detailed and realistic stage settings, but more the type of experimental, sometimes minimalistic, modern theater that live from great direction and impressive acting.
Therefore, I simply can’t keep another one of my favorite theaters in Hamburg secret from you: the Schauspielhaus. This theater in the style of neo-baroque (following the design of the Viennese Volkstheater) was built in 1899 and is nowadays the biggest theater in Germany. It welcomes you with beautiful baroque, glorious interior with red plush chairs and gold and white plastering on walls and ceilings. In contrast to this classic, antique setting, there is a second stage within the building called MalerSaal with naked walls and a plain, minimalistic interior.
With very talented actors and directors, provocative, profound and experimental productions and impressive stage settings, the theater manager Karin Beier and her company are often able to create highest-quality, contemporary art and will definitely give you some food for thought.