Staatstheater Braunschweig

The Staatstheater Braunschweig is a theatre company and opera house in Braunschweig, Germany, presenting and producing music theatre (opera, operetta, musical), Tanztheater, theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences and concerts.

Staatstheater Braunschweig
(State Theatre of Brunswick)
Opernhaus am Hagenmarkt
Photo of the main theatre building
"Great House" of Staatstheater with Cimiotti Fountain
OwnerState of Lower Saxony
DesignationListed Kulturdenkmal
CapacityGroßes Haus: 954
Kleines Haus: 297
Opened1690; 332 years ago (1690) (Opernhaus am Hagenmarkt)
1861; 161 years ago (1861) (Staatstheater Braunschweig)
Rebuilt1859; 163 years ago (1859), Carl Wolf / Heinrich Ahlburg
1945; 77 years ago (1945)
ArchitectCarl Wolf / Heinrich Ahlburg

The Staatstheater Braunschweig is owned by the State of Lower Saxony.


The earliest incarnation of the Staatstheater Braunschweig was the Opernhaus am Hagenmarkt in Braunschweig, founded in 1690 by Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Theatre works such as Emilia Galotti by Lessing and Goethe's Faust had their first openings in Braunschweig.[1]




  1. ^ Camerer; Garzmann; Pingel; Schuegraf (1996). Braunschweiger Stadtlexikon (in German) (4th ed.). p. 215.

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Coordinates: 52°15′57″N 10°31′54″E / 52.26583°N 10.53167°E / 52.26583; 10.53167