March 12, 2016

Location

How to find us

The conference takes place at the Societaetstheater in inner Dresden-Neustadt next to the Dreikönigskirche:

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SOCIETAETSTHEATER
An der Dreikönigskirche 1a
01097 Dresden

  • Arrival by train: Bahnhof Dresden-Neustadt + 8 minutes walk
  • Arrival by tram: lines 3, 6, 7, 8, 11 to Albertplatz + 5 minutes walk or lines 4, 9 to Neustädter Markt + 5 minutes walk
  • Arrival by car: parking lots are available at Königstraße, at Dreikönigskirche or at the new parking deck next to the Neustädter Markthalle

Venue

The Societaetstheater is the oldest popular theatre in Dresden, Germany. Founded in 1776 as an amateur theatre by a society of friends from both the nobility and the middle class, it was initially respected and influential but declined in the early 19th century after the fashion shifted to elaborate historical and verse dramas and the national theatre movement grew in importance, and was eventually dissolved in 1832. The Baroque building on Hauptstraße in the Innere Neustadt was abandoned for many years in the second half of the 20th century, but beginning in 1979, a movement grew to restore it. The theatre reopened in 1999 and is now operated by the city.

The Societaetstheater today is a modern chamber theatre, accommodating spoken word, dance, music and puppet performances. Resident productions evolve by a workshop process harking back to the theatre’s origins. Independent performers from the region as well as guest performers from Germany and other countries have appeared there. In addition to the main theatre and the cellar stage, performances may take place in the foyer and in the garden. It has served as one of the venues for the Jazztage Dresden festival.

Short video (in German):