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Red Zora
Red Zora
Wed 19.6.
10:00 → 11:20 h
Heidelberger Schlossfestspiele
Young Theatre [6+],
Englischer Bau
Photo: waechter + waechter architekten bda
Theater und Orchester Heidelberg

Heidelberg’s theatre building, the Theater Heidelberg, dates back to 1853 and was extended and reconstructed several times. In 2012, the completely refurbished building – now offering a large new hall – was reopened with festivities in honour of the occasion.

However, the new Marguerre-Saal, offering seats for 500 viewers, is not the only stage for the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg; they play on different stages from Alter Saal to Zwinger 1 and 3 as well as external venues in the city area.

The theatre employs 350 permanent staff and almost the same number of regularly appearing artists in residence in the divisions music theatre, theatre, dance and concerts as well as children and youth theatre.

Holger Schultze has held the post as artistic director of the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg since the season of 2011/12. The theatre’s profile is characterised by its great commitment to contemporary drama, international cooperation as well as guest performances and festivals across categories. With Holger Schultze as director, the theatre is increasingly gaining local and wider recognition, has received numerous awards and continues to appear on best of lists by theatre critics and the trade press. Under Holger Schultze as artistic director, the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg registers a very high occupancy rate, reaching more than 170,000 viewers every year, and an amazing response from the audience.