The Comoedinehaus Wilhelmsbad, Hanau's small baroque theatre in the Staatspark Wilhelmsbad, has been part of the Hanau Operations Management Company (BFG) since 2015.
It is thus the Congress Park Hanau's “little sister”. Achieving more together is the motto: whether health fair, automobile exhibition, congress, conference, symphony or chamber concert — together, the two establishments can be used to stage any format.
A barn theatre for the bathers
The Comoedienhaus Wilhelmsbad was originally used for entertaining the courtly society. As part of the spa and bathing facility, which was ceremoniously opened by the Hereditary Prince Wilhelm of Hesse and the ruling Count of Hanau on 3rd June 1779, the so-called barn theatre offered guests in Wilhelmsbad a little amusement.
Culture for all tastes
Theatre, comedy and cabaret, hits, musicals, classical music and culture for children — the Comoedienhaus Wilhelmsbad's programme has something to offer for all tastes. The CPH's “little sister” also benefits from her bigger brother. The Comoedienhaus now also offers classical works, inspired by the Congress Park Symphony series, a BFG-own event with the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt.
Some of the orchestra's musicians were excited about giving a series of chamber concerts in Wilhelmsbad with an audience who loves classical music. The “Art in the Comoedienhaus” series is also inspired by the “Art in the CPH” exhibition series, which has been successfully established at the CPH since 2004.
After just four short seasons, the last curtain fell in Wilhelmsbad in 1861. The little baroque theatre remained dormant like Sleeping Beauty for almost a hundred years. Thanks to a joint effort by the state of Hesse, the town of Hanau and the Hessian Broadcasting Association (HR), it was reopened in October 1969; its 50th season anniversary was celebrated from 3rd to 6th October 2019 with an exclusive programme.
Potential as a historical location
With its affiliation to the BFG, the Comoedienhaus got the chance to develop its potential as a historical location. With combined forces and cumulative know-how, the event experts from the CPH and Comoedienhaus make almost every event organiser's wishes come true.
With its 211 seats, the charming baroque theatre is also ideal for readings, seminars, exclusive receptions or anniversaries. Even a medical conference has already taken place in the Comoedienhaus.