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Hesse State Theatre Wiesbaden

Ferdinand Fellner, Hermann Helmer

alias Hoftheater
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Important events

(detail)16.10.1894 | opening
Constructed in 1892-1894 according to the design by architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer in Baroque Revival style, following models in Prague and Zurich. Seating capacity in 1894 was 1327.
(detail)1902 | Reconstruction
The Foyer was built in 1902 by architect Felix Genzmer.
(detail)2.2.1945 | fire
The theatre was hit by aerial bombs.
(detail)X.3.1945 | fire
The theatre was hit by artillery fire.
(detail)70. 's 20. century | Reconstruction
Seating capacity in 1978 was 1041. Stage Reconstructed in 1975. Opened with Richard Wagners „Meistersinger von Nürnberg" on 13th May of 1978.


(detail)Hermann Helmer |main architect
The phenomenon of the architects Fellner and Helmer would be difficult to capture with only one building. Their work consisted of continual, although somewhat stereotypical, work in terms of style. They placed a great emphasis on achieving the technical-operational needs of theatre buildings. They created a large number of theatres (mainly national theatres) in Central Europe - Austria, Croatia, Romania, the Czech Republic, etc.More theatres

Felix Gensmer |builder
Theodor Bausch |sculptor
Hermann Volz |sculptor




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