Friday, October 15, 2010

Theatre des Westens

Berlin 728

This private theatre designed by Bernhard Sehring and constructed in 1896 is a well-preserved example of magnificent bourgeois architecture. The form language floats in eclectic quotations, a mixture of styles from the antiquity, and the medieval and renaissance ages.

The main entrance was originally on the first floor to the west of the building, which was reached via the theatre garden and the so-called Emperor's staircase.

The theatre was modernized no less than three times in the second half of the 20th century - in 1962, 1978, and 1984. The Berlin Senate sold the theatre in 1982 to the Stage Holding musical company. The building itself remained the property of the City of Berlin.


1 comment:

  1. A great photo of a marvelous building with wonderful architectural details! I wish I could see a performance inside it!
    Ganz toll!