Theater am Goetheplatz (Goethetheater)
First of all: it is NOT called Goethetheater. Even people from Bremen get that wrong. The Theater am Goetheplatz is the biggest stage in Bremen and is located at the eastern end of the ramparts.
It is the main venue for the Bremen opera and has space for more than 800 spectators. So if you want to see The Flying Dutchman, La Traviata or Orlando Furioso, the Theater am Goetheplatz is the right place for you.
Even for philistines, it’s worth wandering into Theater am Goetheplatz at least once a year: on New Years Eve, hundreds of Bremen residents meet in front of the theatre to celebrate together. It’s a unique atmosphere: people are dancing into the New Year in the square with a Viennese Waltz and everyone raises a glass to health and happiness.
The theatre was built between 1912 and 1913, according to the plans produced by the architects, August Abbehusen and Otto Blendermann. It has been a listed building since 2005. Michael Börgerding is currently the director general of the Theater am Goetheplatz, to which the “Young Theatre” also belongs.