Venues

Theaterplatz 2, 99423 Weimar


The Deutsche Nationaltheater and the Staatskapelle Weimar shape the city’s calendar of cultural events with a wide range of works and premieres – from classical to contemporary – in the sectors opera, theatre and concert. More than 600 performances are given each year at different venues: the Große Haus, the E-Werk, the Studiobühne, the Foyer and the Weimarhalle.

Schwanseestraße 92,


99423 Weimar

Am Kirschberg 4, 99423 Weimar


In 1897 work began on the construction of an electricity plant on Kirschberg in Weimar. One year later the plant was already providing electricity for the city’s inhabitants. Shortly after completion of the plant, a tram network was built in summer 1899 which also ran on energy from Kirschberg. The old tram depot is all that remains of that short tram-phase in Weimar, and meantime that is used as an art-house cinema: the Lichthaus Kino. The boilers of the electricity plant were still in operation until 1996, then they too became part of history, and the industrial monument began its second career as an art and cultural site.

The DNT (Deutsche Nationaltheater) has been using the complex of buildings on Kirschberg, including the former engine and boiler room, since its 2000/2001 season as an additional venue for theatre and music events. Young audiences in particular are attracted to the so-called E-Werk thanks to the charm of the provisional that is exudes; directors, choreographers and musicians like it as a variable setting.

As of the 2013/14 season, the E-Werk will host not only plays, adaptations of contemporary novels and productions of the classics, but also regular chamber music arrangements of pieces from the classical opera repertoire. What is more, the boiler room will continue to be used as a space for unconventional discussion series and event formats.

Theaterplatz 2, 99423 Weimar


The highlight of the Hoftheater, reopened in 1908, was (and still is today) the light-flooded, classicist foyer room on the first floor. During the performances in the big house he is used for the break supply. In addition, the foyer is also a popular venue for matinees, soirees, readings, round tables and chamber concerts.

[Translate to Englisch:] © Thomas Müller

Am Kirschberg 4, 99423 Weimar


In 1897 work began on the construction of an electricity plant on Kirschberg in Weimar. One year later the plant was already providing electricity for the city’s inhabitants. Shortly after completion of the plant, a tram network was built in summer 1899 which also ran on energy from Kirschberg. The old tram depot is all that remains of that short tram-phase in Weimar, and meantime that is used as an art-house cinema: the Lichthaus Kino. The boilers of the electricity plant were still in operation until 1996, then they too became part of history, and the industrial monument began its second career as an art and cultural site.

In Friedrichsrode 14,


99713 Helbedündorf/ OT Friedrichsrode

Kleinneundorf 10,


07330 Probstzella

Florian- Geyer-Str. 15-17 / Burgstr. 12


07545 Gera

Zum Güterbahnhof 20,


99085 Erfurt

Burgk 17,


07907 Schleiz

Burgplatz 1,


99423 Weimar

Stéphane-Hessel-Platz 1, 99423 Weimar


On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the State Bauhaus in Weimar, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar presented the grand opening of the new Bauhaus Museum Weimar in April 2019, showcasing the treasures of the world’s oldest Bauhaus collection. As a place of open encounter and discussion, the museum highlights the early phase of the most influential school of art and design of the 20th century, tying its history to questions of how we envision our living environment today and in the future.


© Klassik Stiftung

Goetheplatz 11, 99423 Weimar


The youth and cultural center mon ami and the communal cinema in the mon ami are meeting places for many people thanks to their location on Goetheplatz. The numerous events - not only film screenings, but also readings, cabaret, parties and concerts - are an important part of Weimar's cultural life. Balls were held here as early as the opening in 1860.
At that time, the representative building of the classicist architecture also occupied a prominent position in terms of urban development. Today, the adult education center, the youth and cultural center and the municipal cinema are an integral part of the building.

Markt 19, 99423 Weimar


The Hotel Elephant on the Market Square has a long history. It was built as a tavern in 1696 and also provided accommodation for merchants and travellers. Soon the establishment attracted all kinds of artists who would meet here to eat and talk – be that Wieland, Herder, Goethe, Schiller, Liszt and Wagner – they were all to be found at the holstery on the Market Square. Later it was also frequented by Bauhaus artists.

In 1933 the hotel was bought by the association Verein Elephant Weimar and shortly afterwards the 400-year-old historical building was demolished along with the neighbouring houses, supposedly because they were derelict. The hotel was reopened in 1938 and was considered to be one of the most modern in Europe as it had a car lift to the parking lot. After the Second World War, the US and the Red Armies replaced the artists. As of 1945 the Elephant Cellar was made accessible to the public as a tavern, but was not used for accommodation.

The hotel is well known because Thomas Mann mentions it in his novel «Lotte in Weimar». The novelist has Lotte, the love of Goethe’s youth, stay there. When Mann was invited to the presentation of the Schiller Prize in 1955, he replied by requesting that a room be reserved for him at the Hotel Elephant – thus provided the impetus for it to be used as a hotel again. Given its history and its sustainable modernisation, the Hotel Elephant is today not only a perfect place to dine and overnight, but also a perfect venue for all kinds of cultural events.

Ettersburger Str. 61, 99427 Weimar


Before the Redoute received its present name in 1997, the building was known as the »House of Officers« of the Red Army. Built in 1974, it housed the commanders of the 8th Guard Army stationed in Nohra near Weimar and was used as a cultural centre, theatre, meeting place and restaurant.


At the beginning of the 90s, the last groups of the Soviet armed forces from all over Thuringia were bid farewell. The House of Officers thus lost its original purpose and stood empty from 1993 to 1994. It was only with Peter Stein's three-hour performance of the »Orestie« that it was brought back to life. About 20 years ago, for the symbolic price of one Mark, the state of Thuringia transferred the »House of Officers« to the city of Weimar. The city of Weimar handed over the site to two engineering companies, which then created a rehearsal stage and workshops for the Weimar Theatre. 


In 1997 this rehearsal stage was already used as an interim venue for the DNT. The house on Ettersburger Strasse was to be given a new name. Citizens of the city could influence the naming with their ideas. »Nordbühne«, »Theater Intermezzo«, »Z(w)eitraum« or »Archetyp« did not prevail. The winner of this competition was Reiner Buchholz. His proposal was reminiscent of the first alternative venue of Weimar theatre art: the Redoutenhaus, which was built by Anton Georg Hauptmann in 1775 in the former Esplanade and which enriched the cultural scene in Weimar with numerous masked balls (so-called »Redouten«). 


On 19 July 1997 the newly named »Redoute« was opened with the premiere of »Cyrano von Bergerac«. On this day, the then General Director Günther Beelitz also unveiled a copy of the Goethe Schiller monument at the same place where a bust of Lenin by Friedrich Rogge had been enthroned about 18 years earlier. As »Protectors, Preservers and Guardians of the Grail«, the poet duo was to assist the theatre ensemble in front of the Redoute. In September of the same year, the DNT employees and their guests celebrated the move to the Redoute with a colourful theatre festival and a parade from Theaterplatz. In the following two years, plays such as »King Oedipus«, »The Beautiful Helena« and »Don Giovanni« premiered. The dance theatre under the direction of Ismael Ivo was also represented in the Redoute with productions such as »Fremd im eigenen Körper« and »Delirium of a childhood«. 


19 years after the first move, the Redoute was an interim venue from April to September 2016 during the reconstruction work on the orchestra pit in the Great House. 

Herderplatz 8,


99423 Weimar

Schopenhauerstraße 2, 99423 Weimar


Formerly the Stellwerk, an old Signal Box in Weimar, was where points were thrown, signals given and barriers raised. Things are no longer as mechanical here today, yet the rooms have not lost their industrial charm completely. The Stellwerk has been the home of the youth theatre »stellwerk weimar e.V.« since 2002. Centrally located and easily reached by visitors, the »stellwerk« extends invitations to many different events. As the stage and the seating are flexible, concerts, dances and guest performances can be held here as well as readings or workshops.

Theaterplatz 2, 99423 Weimar


The studio stage under the roof of the DNT has a wide-ranging programme: performances of contemporary pieces, operas and concerts for children and young audiences as well as literary and musical evenings and productions of classics.

KUNSTFEST-Pavilion at the Theaterplatz

Theaterplatz


99423 Weimar

Schwanseestraße 92,


99423 Weimar

Friedrich-Naumann-Straße 10,


07973 Greiz

Bahnhofstr. 20,


98527 Suhl

Rodaer Straße 12,


07806 Neustadt an der Orla

© Henry Sowinski
© Henry Sowinski

Wittumspalais


am Palais 3,


99423 Weimar

Schillerstraße 25,


07407 Rudolstadt

Bernhardstraße 5,


98617 Meiningen

Am Hotel Berggasthof Spießberghof,


99894 Friedrichroda

Am Gottlob,


99894 Friedrichroda

Rodaer Straße 12,


07806 Neusadt an der Orla

© Thomas Müller
© Thomas Müller

Theaterplatz, 99423 Weimar


Information, concerts & meeting point


Meet friends, listen to music, plan the perfect Festival Marathon or just take a break in the sun: over the 17 days of the KUNSTFEST WEIMAR, the Festival Centre in the heart of the city transforms the KUNSTFEST-Pavilion beside the Bauhaus- Museum on Theaterplatz. Here you will find information, material and news about the programme, a bar and a stage for the varied fringe events, which are free of charge. There will also be ample opportunity to get into conversation with artists, the KUNSTFEST Team or other audience members.


So why not drop by and celebrate with us!

Altmarkt 8,


98574 Schmalkalden

Westendstraße 3-4,


98574 Schmalkalden

Wendehäuser Straße 1,


Diedorf

Asbachstraße 1,


99423 Weimar

Straße des 17 Juni 7,


99427 Weimar

Friedrichrodaer Weg 2,


99898 Finsterbergen (Friedrichroda)

Theaterplatz 4-7,


99817 Eisenach