Open-Air theatre in Bad Elster now with a roof
The nature theatre Bad Elster is located nicely on a long and slightly rising forest clearing. To guarantee weather security for the open-air stage in the summer which corresponds to professional claims, stage and adjoining orchestra pit were roofed with a steel-membrane construction.
Designed by the Royal Saxony Inspector of Horticulture Paul Schindel, the nature theatre opened in 1911 is one of the oldest forest theatres in Saxon. Reopened after a "deep sleep" in 2007, numerous music and theatrical events addressed young and old take place in the renowned bath location since then between May and September.
The steel-membrane construction ordered by the Chursächsische Veranstaltungs GmbH substitutes the previous, seasonally used roof. The steel construction designed by Alfred Rein engineers from Stuttgart and built by Rohlfing Stahlbau consists of four inclined and bended steel tubes, which are stabilized by cross studs. In total the construction measures 27.50 x 25.50 metres.
picture: Alfred Rein