25 October 2023 is European Historic Theatres Day, a day established in 2017 by PERSPECTIV - Association of Historic Theatres in Europe, to highlight the value and work of historic venues across Europe. The last six years have seen a great response on social media with postings of some amazing theatre images using the hashtags #EuropeanHistoricTheatres Day and #HistoricTheatresDay.
Virtual and live events, lectures, and guided tours celebrate the importance of historic theatres in our lives. Let us know how you are planning to celebrate in 2023. Post your event on Facebook, X (formerly known as twitter), Instagram and Tik Tok and share it widely and on the European Historic Theatres Day Facebook page. @europeanhistorictheatresday
We encourage many theatres to post images, stories, facts and figures demonstrating the way historic theatres connect and celebrate what we share as venues and peoples across Europe - show this using the tag #TheatresTogether
Join in, mark events, post a story or pictures of your favourite theatres in Europe on social media. If you’re visiting a theatre, attending a tour, working backstage – tell everyone why you love your historic theatre.
Use the tags #TheatresTogether #European #HistoricTheatresDay #EuropeanHistoricTheatresDay on Facebook, X (formerly known as twitter), Instagram and Tik Tok and connect to theatres across Europe. Show that theatres work together to help each other and bring together all the people of Europe.
On X @visittheatres will be posting throughout the day profiling events and activities from European Historic Theatres.
Be a part of the European Historic Theatres Day!
EUROPEAN HISTORIC THEATRES
FRANK MATCHAM SOCIETY TALK
Wednesday 25 October 2023, 3pm
Tickets £10, only available from Ticketsource www.ticketsource.co.uk (search for Frank Matcham Society)
Frank Matcham Society Information
(Tickets will not be available on the door)
The Frank Matcham Society, celebrates PERSPECTIV’s European Historic Theatres Day with a talk presented by Kerstin Schneider
The subject for this year’s presentation in conjunction with PERSPECTIV will be 'The Theatres of Fellner and Helmer'.
Kerstin Schneider, a valued friend of the Society, will be giving the talk with the assistance of Mike Sell.
Mike Sell is a historian and author specialising in theatre architecture who authored Theatres and Concert Halls of Fellner and Helmer.
LIEBHABERTHEATER SCHLOSS KOCHBERG GUIDED TOUR
Wednesday 25 October 2023
Visit the private theatre from 1800. Look behind the stage, see the dressing rooms and costumes.
Guided tours at 3 and 4 pm.
PERSPECTIV the Association of Historic Theatres encourages and supports the conservation and restoration of historic theatres, promotes exchange between theatres and those interested in them, initiates and supports research, and introduces the public to this extraordinary European cultural heritage. It established the European Route of Historic Theatres
From the ancient Greeks until today, the theatre buildings of Europe reflect the colourful tapestry of cultural, social, and artistic history of our continent. The European Historic Theatres Day invites all Europeans to discover how the history of Europe is mirrored in these wonderful buildings, to see stage machinery old and new in action, and to enjoy our rich cultural heritage.