Tyrolean State Theater Innsbruck

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State Theater and House of Music (2018)

The Tyrolean State Theater is in Innsbruck . The big house has about 800 seats. The Kammerspiele as a second venue is housed in the neighboring Haus der Musik . The program includes drama , opera , operettas , musicals and dance theater ; the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra is responsible for the music .


The Tyrolean State Theater is located in the immediate vicinity of the historic old town , surrounded by the Hofburg , Hofkirche , Hofgarten and the SOWI faculty of the University of Innsbruck . Right next to it is the House of Music Innsbruck .

Building history

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Old comedy house, court and city theater

The court theater, ink drawing by Joseph Leopold Strickner in watercolors , 1801

In 1629, the architect Christoph Gumpp the Younger converted it from one of the ballrooms on Rennplatz to a comedy house - Archduke Leopold's large theater . In 1654 a new house built by Christoph Gumpp was opened on the other side of the Rennweg, exactly where the current state theater is. In 1765 the court theater was renovated. During the Bavarian occupation in 1805, the Innsbruck theater was called the Royal Bavarian Court National Theater . In 1844 it was closed due to disrepair.

New Tyrolean State Theater

Bozner Tagblatt of November 15, 1943: Performances by the Reichsgautheater Innsbruck in the City Theater Meran
New Innsbruck City Theater, in front the Casineum (old city halls, bombed in 1945), view from the late 19th century.

A theater company was established and raised 40,000 guilders for a new building . The new house was opened in 1846. From 1938–1945 the Innsbruck City Theater became the Reichsgautheater Innsbruck , after the end of the Second World War in 1945/1946 the Tyrolean State Theater . In 1959 the Kammerspiele were opened in the basement of the city hall building. The Tyrolean State Theater (Great House) was closed in 1961 and rebuilt and significantly expanded in the following years. It was reopened in 1967. In 1991/1992 the adjacent Kammerspiele were renovated and converted into a flexible room theater.

In 2003 the new rehearsal stage, planned by the architects Karl and Probst from Munich, was completed as an extension to the Great House. With its three venues, the Landestheater meets the requirements of a modern stage operation and ensures that sophisticated theater can continue to take place in Innsbruck. As part of the construction work in 2003, the facade of the State Theater was renovated and the forecourt was redesigned. The city halls with the Kammerspiele right next to the big house were demolished in 2015/2016. The House of Music was opened at the same location in 2018 , with a small studio stage ("Black Box") and the new Kammerspiele with around 200 seats, as well as a rehearsal hall for the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra and rooms for the Tyrolean State Conservatory and the Institute for Musicology at the University of Innsbruck .

State theater, Kammerspiele, Hofkirche , Hofburg and pavilion at night (360 ° panorama, from left to right)


With the founding of the Tiroler Landestheater und Orchester GmbH Innsbruck , an event holding company was created in 2005 . When financing these, the distribution key between city and country was adjusted in favor of the city of Innsbruck (55:45 - this corresponds to a relief of the urban finances of more than 700,000 euros every year).


World premieres

Ensemble, direction and team of Anna Karenina at the Nestroy Awards 2015


In 2015, the play Anna Karenina by Armin Petras, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy , staged by Susanne Schmelcher, was awarded the Nestroy Theater Prize for Best Federal State Performance .


Web links

Commons : Landestheater Innsbruck  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Michael Prachensky: House of Arts in the city halls of Innsbruck. on: prachensky.com and Innsbruck: Stadtsaal (old). on: andreas-praefcke.de. cf. commons: Category: Stadtsäle Innsbruck
  2. House of Music | Innsbruck informed. In: www.ibkinfo.at. Retrieved May 24, 2016 .
  3. ^ Office of the Tyrolean provincial government: House of Music. In: Land Tirol. Retrieved May 24, 2016 .
  4. 11th general meeting of the municipal council of the state capital Innsbruck. (PDF) Innsbruck municipality , December 10, 2009, p. 55 , accessed December 7, 2015 .
  5. ^ Tiroler Landestheater: History . Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  6. "The Austrians": "History is always a story". Tiroler Tageszeitung from January 19, 2019, accessed on January 19, 2019.
  7. ^ Nestroys: Wuttke and Orth are "best actors" . Article dated November 2, 2015, accessed November 2, 2015.

Coordinates: 47 ° 16 ′ 10 ″  N , 11 ° 23 ′ 47 ″  E