Altonaer Theater

Hamburg, Germany

Altonaer Theater


The Altonaer Theater (before Altona's annexation to Hamburg, the Altonaer Stadttheater, i.e., Altona City Theater) is a theater in Hamburg, Germany. The private theater adapts literary works for the stage, from classics and international bestsellers to young German literature and more. Past productions include Anna Karenina, Steppenwolf, Measuring the World, and The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. It presents its own productions, guest performances, and special events. Axel Schneider has been the theater manager since 1995.

In 1783, the theater opened on Palmaille "for the leisure of the citizens." It proved an ideal venue for character comedy and drama. After the war, it reopened on K├Ânigstra├če in 1876. There, more and more contemporary works were staged, which was unusual at the time. In 1943, the building with the beautiful auditorium fell victim to the bombs of World War II.

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