Harburger Theater \u002D Das Theater für Hamburgs Süden
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Harburger Theater - Das Theater für Hamburgs Süden

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"More theater for Harburg " was the motto under which Axel Schneider and Dietrich Wersich took over the management of the Harburg Theater in 2003 - in addition to managing the Altona Theater. This closed a circle. Harburg's theater history has long been closely linked to that of Altona.

After the Harburg Theater had been destroyed in World War II, Hans Fitze was commissioned by the British occupation forces in 1945 to continue managing the municipal theater. The house, which had been run as a private theater since 1948, found its venue with about 400 seats in the theater hall of the Helms Museum. The era of artistic director Hans Fitze, who had also directed the Altona Theater since 1954, stood for true-to-the-works interpretation, preferably of classics. This concept worked for a long time. But in the 1990s, the Harburg and Altona Theaters ran into financial difficulties and were forced to close in 1994. In 1995, the Stadttheater Lüneburg took over the production of the Harburg Theater. In the same year, Axel Schneider reopened the Altona Theater as the youngest director at the time, at the age of 28. With only a fraction of the previous subsidies, the later much-cited "Miracle of Altona" succeeded. With creativity, verve and extraordinary commitment, the young team succeeded in freeing the theater from its dusty image and setting it on a course for success that continues to this day. With a cleverly put together program of classics, comedies, modern contemporary plays and musicals, the stage conquered a firm place in Hamburg theater life.

From the 2003/2004 season onwards, Harburg theater fans were able to experience audience favorites from the Hamburg Kammerspiele, novel adaptations from the Altona Theater and many other stars and interesting themes on the stage of the Harburg Theater - a mixture that continues to attract more and more visitors to the Museumsplatz every year. Not only old-established theatergoers, but also lovers of cultivated humor get their money's worth.

On November 13, 2014, the Harburg Theater opened the new subsidized stage house, which was completed on time after a good 7-month construction phase. As the most technically modern private stage in the Hanseatic city, there were now many new opportunities to offer the people of Harburg a wealth of theatrical experiences. In the summer of 2015, for example, the family musical "Oliver Twist," exclusively directed by Christian Berg and featuring music composed by Konstantin Wecker, shortened the theater-free dry spell for the first time in Harburg. In addition, the house presented in the new series "Stars Hautnah" two productions from the field of boulevard comedy with Peter Bongartz and others, which represent a content-related addition to the subscription playbill.

Theatergoers can look forward to an inviting foyer with the integrated Helms Lounge, where the audience can enjoy food and drinks in a cozy atmosphere before and after the performance.

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