Staatstheater Braunschweig

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Staatstheater Braunschweig
(State Theatre of Brunswick)
Opernhaus am Hagenmarkt
Photo of the main theatre building
"Great House" of Staatstheater with Cimiotti-Brunnen
Address Braunschweig
Owner State of Lower Saxony
Designation Listed Kulturdenkmal
Capacity Großes Haus: 954
Kleines Haus: 297
Opened 1690; 326 years ago (1690) (Opernhaus am Hagenmarkt)
1861; 155 years ago (1861) (Staatstheater Braunschweig)
Rebuilt 1859; 157 years ago (1859), Carl Wolf / Heinrich Ahlburg
1945; 71 years ago (1945)
Architect Carl Wolf / Heinrich Ahlburg

The Staatstheater Braunschweig is a theatre and opera house in Braunschweig, Germany. Joachim Klement has been the intendant there since 2010.

The Staatstheater comprises musical theatre, modern dance and theatre.

Owner of the Staatstheater Braunschweig is the State of Lower Saxony.


The first predecessor of the Staatstheater Braunschweig was the Opernhaus am Hagenmarkt in Braunschweig, founded in 1690 by Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Theatre works such as Emilia Galotti by Lessing and Goethe's Faust had their first opening in Braunschweig.[1]




  1. ^ Camerer; Garzmann; Pingel; Schuegraf (1996). Braunschweiger Stadtlexikon (in German) (4th ed.). p. 215. 

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Coordinates: 52°15′57″N 10°31′54″E / 52.26583°N 10.53167°E / 52.26583; 10.53167