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“lives up to high expectations” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Theater Baden-Baden (Festspielhaus)

Theater Baden-Baden (Festspielhaus)
Beim Alten Bahnhof 2, 76530 Baden-Baden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
07221 3013-0
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Ranked #7 of 23 Attractions in Baden-Baden
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Owner description: The town's popular 19th-century performance hall has served as the home to the same acting troupe since 1918.
Rome, Italy
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“lives up to high expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

the purpose of my visit was to attend 3 events at the Festspielhaus. I was not disappointed. Though I had known the artists would be wonderful, the theatre itself was a delightful surprise, attractive, and very good acoustically.
NEGATIVE SIDE: The concert hall and all rooms were extremely over heated at all performances, detracting from the pleasure of the events.

Visited February 2012
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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“Spectacular venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Great looking programme with some serious Classical Artist playing during the spring festival.

Visited February 2012
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Delaware, USA
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“Spectacular theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Huge opera house. They get great attractions here, but alas, not nearly frequently enough. Good acoustics.

Visited July 2011
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Comfort and style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2006

I spent about 14 hours at the Festspielhaus this month, at the Mariinksy theatre's 'Ring Cycle'.

Severe problems with the production (poor singers) but the theatre is a treat!

Very comfortable seats, good sightlines, great air-conditioning, lovely, big, open spaces to mill around in during the intervals (both inside and out). Most impressive was that, despite the theatre seating, I think, around 2,500, there was never a time when we waited behind more that 2 people for an interval drink and pretzel.

On the way out, every lady is given a rose at the door.

A superb facility!

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“Fantastic building - well worth an hour for the tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2006

The FestSpielHaus is a fascinating building. Fronted by the old station building which is now the foyer and box office, the actual opera house itself is a modern glass and brick building opened in the late 1990's.
I went on the backstage tour, and despite being all in German (you have to think ahead or have a large party for an English tour), it was fascinating going back stage and seeing all the machinery required for a modern opera house. I have not been on a tour like this anywhere else.
Well worth the €7 and just over an hour.

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