Burghofbühne Dinslaken

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The Burghofbühne in Dinslaken is one of the four state theaters in North Rhine-Westphalia .


Emerging from a group of actors who played regularly in Dinslaken , including in the ( Burgtheater ), primarily to convey culture to the miners , the Burghofbühne was founded in 1951 by Kathrin Türks and directed for many years as artistic director . The Dinslaken town hall was named after her. The ensemble was later given state theater status.

Well-known actors in the ensemble were or are Folker Bohnet (1950s), Hans Beerhenke (1960s), Karl Brückel , Witta Pohl and Eva Mattes .

In December 2015, the Burghofbühne was put on the Red List by the German Cultural Council and classified in Category 1 (threatened with closure). Thorsten Weckherlin has been director of the Burghofbühne since the beginning of 2004 , replacing his predecessor Christian Alexander Schell.

Burghofbühne today

Mirko Schombert took over the management of the 2014/2015 season.

Although the theater is the smallest with around 20 permanent employees, it is also the most economical of the four state theaters in North Rhine-Westphalia, as it claims that it generates 32% of its budget itself. In addition to the main venue, the ensemble also plays guest performances in over 120 communities throughout North Rhine-Westphalia in order to also provide the population in smaller places with theater culture.

The repertoire of the Burghofbühne ranges from classic plays such as Shakespeare'sThe Funny Wives of Windsor ” to modern works such as “ Die Klatschmohnfrau ” by Noëlle Châtelet to plays from children's and youth theater such as “ Stand up if you are a Schalke ”.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. State Theater NRW. Retrieved May 29, 2014 .
  2. German Cultural Council Politics & Culture 1 | 16 Page 15 Cultural life: The Red List ( Memento of the original from December 22nd, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed December 20, 2015  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.kulturrat.de
  3. Mirko Schombert becomes director of the Burghofbühne. In: WAZ. September 24, 2013, accessed May 29, 2014 .