The theatre in Schwerin was inaugurated 125 years ago. It is situated opposite the palace and next to the then also newly constructed Museum of Fine Arts. Behind its neo-Renaissance facade, architect Georg Daniel designed a neo-Baroque auditorium with three tiers seating 540 spectators, as well as noteworthy foyers. Today it has its own permanent ensembles and orchestra, presenting plays, operas and ballets as well as puppet theatre and plays in dialect.
The theatre of the capital of the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania therefore not only boasts of a perfectly restored building, but also of excellent productions. There are also some specials to discover, like the painted front curtain from 1886 with an allegory by Ernst Hartmann, a Walcker organ and a stage organ from 1883, and 19th century machinery for theatrical effects.
Alter Garten 2
Visits: guided tours on changing days, please consult the website of the theatre