Hamburg’s Lichthof Theatre is among seven winners of the national “Theaterpreis des Bundes” presented by the Ministry for Culture and Media, a press release said Monday. According to the jury: “The great courage of the little Lichthof Theatre in Hamburg-Bahrenfeld in showing experimental types of theatre and giving artistic young talents in the Hanse city a place to produce and perform has impressed the jury. Lichthof has promoted a diversity of theatrical formats that goes beyond borders in a wide-ranging spectrum of drama, music theatre, dance and performance.”
Award ceremony in Altmark Stendal Theatre
The Lichthof Theater was among 131 nationwide entries for the 2016 award. The cash prize of EUR 50,000 will be put towards the theatre’s artistic programme. The other prize-winners are the Theater & Philharmonie Thuringia (Gera/Altenburg), Theater Naumburg, E.T.A. Hoffmann Theater (Bamberg), TJG. Theater Junge Generation (Dresden), Tanzhaus NRW (Düsseldorf), Sophiensäle (Berlin) and the Schaubude Berlin. The prizes will be presented by Monika Grütters, State Minister for Cultural and Media Affairs on July 6, 2017 in Theater der Altmark Stendal in Saxony-Anhalt.
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