The THEATERSAAL

© Universität BremenWandbild "Theatersaal"

A concert hall right at the center of the campus

Theatersaal, the University’s theater and concert venue, is located at Mensasee, a miniature lake located in front of the dining hall at the very heart of the campus. Arriving at the university by street car, you exit at Zentralbereich and walk away from the Glass Hall entrance towards the Mensa [main dining hall]. The Theatersaal presents a worthy setting for the Bösendorfer grand piano that stands there (purchased following a generous donation from Mariann Steegmann).
On this page you will find all concert dates scheduled for the semester as well as general information about the Theatersaal. This information is also contained in the current flyer [PDF] (769 KB), which is also available as a download.

© Bastian Kinne/Universität BremenTheatersaal mit Publikum

Information about the concert hall and concerts held there

The concert hall

Originally conceived to host theatrical performances, the Theatersaal is now also used for all kinds of cultural events. It has seating capacity for 153 people in nine rows of seventeen seats each; the semi-circular stage can encompass a rectangular area of 10 x 3m or 8 x 4m.

The concerts

Concerts for smaller ensembles are performed at regular intervals throughout the semester. They vary from solo performances up to groups of eight or nine musicians and cover virtually all musical genres, including classical, tango, jazz, rock, pop, and ethnic music from all over the world. The concert dates are published each semester on the webpage Concerts in Theatersaal .
The concerts are performed by students and teaching staff of the University of Bremen as well as by guest performers from Bremen and all over the world. Ideas and feedback are warmly encouraged and welcome at all times.

The lunchtime concerts

Informal lunchtime concerts are held in the Theatersaal every Tuesday at the popular time from 12.30 p.m. till 12.55 p.m., during which members of the audience are welcome to (quietly) eat their packed lunches. Admittance to these concerts is free!

You can read the illustrated Report on Concerts in Theatersaal on the University’s homepage – unfortunately only in German.

The sponsors

“Concerts in Theatersaal” is supported by the University and the Student Services Bureau Bremen, to both of whom we are extremely grateful for their valuable help!

If you would also like to support Concerts in Theatersaal, you are cordially invited to make a donation to Förderverein Universitätsmusik an der University of Bremen e. V.

“Concerts in Theatersaal” organizer

Jan-Hendrik von Stemm

University of Bremen
Post Box 330 440
28334 Bremen
GW1 A 0035 (across the road from the Universum Science Center)
Phone: 0421-218-60109
email: vonstemmnoSpam@uni-bremen.de

Conception & responsibility for Theatersaal musical events

Director of Musical Activities of the University of Bremen, Dr. Susanne Gläß

University of Bremen
Post Box 330 440
28334 Bremen
GW1 A 0035 (across the road from the Universum Science Center)
Phone: 0421-218-60109
email:
sglaessnoSpam@uni-bremen.de

Contact person “Concerts in Theatersaal”

Jan-Hendrik von Stemm

University of Bremen
Post Box 330 440
28334 Bremen
GW1 A 0035
(across the road from the Universum Science Center)
Phone 0421 218-60109
email: vonstemmnoSpam@uni-bremen.de
 

Dr. Susanne Gläß

Director of Musical Activities of the University of Bremen
email:
sglaessnoSpam@uni-bremen.de