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Ludwigsburg Palace Theatre

Philippe de La Guêpière

alias Ludwigsburg Schloßtheater
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Important events

(detail)1726 | Start of construction
Ludwigsburg palace, "Theaterpavillon" wing was built 1726-1730 by Donato Giuseppe Frisoni for Duke Eberhard Ludwig von Württemberg as part of the Ludwigsburg palace complex.
(detail)23.5.1758 | opening
Interior built 1758-1759 as "Hoftheater" by Philippe de la Guépière and Paolo Retti for Duke Carl Eugen von Württemberg. Auditorium decoration by Innocente Colomba. Opened on 23rd May of 1758. Closed 1775.
(detail)1775 | Closure of theatre

(detail)1812 | Reconstruction
1811-1812 major auditorium rebuilding by Nikolaus Friedrich von Thouret for King Friedrich I. von Württemberg. Re-opened 1812. Closed 1816.
(detail)50. 's 20. century | Reconstruction
Reconstruction: 1955-1962
(detail)90. 's 20. century | Reconstruction
1993-1998 renovation. The original stage technology is mostly still intact. (In: Carthalia )

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History

A highlight of the ducal residence at Ludwigsburg is the palace the atre. It was constructed from 1758 onward by Philippe de la Guêpière for Duke Carl Eugen. In 1812, King Friedrich I of Wurttemberg had the auditorium remodelled in Classicist style by Friedrich von Thouret. The theatre was used until 1853, then deserted for 100 years. And so the auditorium, the stage and the complete stage machinery as well as painted front curtains and stage decorations from the 18th and early 19th century survived – the only ones in Germany and a rare collection in Europe. A permanent exhibition tells the story of the palace theatre. And music lovers meet for the Ludwigsburg palace festival from June to August (www.schlossfestspiele.de).

 

Visits as part of the palace tour: Mon–Sun 10:00 to 17:00 (summer),10:00 to 16:00 (winter). Special guided tours on appointment. Theatre museum open all year round Mon–Sun 10:00 to 17:00

Mon–Sun 10:00 to 17:00 (summer),10:00 to 16:00 (winter). Special guided tours on appointment. Theatre museum open all year round Mon–Sun 10:00 to 17:00

 

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