All projects of the Putbus Theatre Friends' Association can only be carried out if they are adequately financed.

We rely on the membership fees and dynamic help of the Association members through their intensive daily work, however, this is not enough to bring to life our campaigns to support the theatre.

We are grateful to numerous donors who support our projects with donations in kind as well as financial donations.

We offer guided tours of the theatre and many events run by our Association free of charge and ask for a donation subsequently.

We see it as clear evidence of trust that on the occasion of a round birthday or a jubilee, the Association members ask for a donation to be made to the Putbus Theatre Friends' Association instead of presents or flowers.

As a non-profit association, we will post a donation receipt within four weeks if we know the donor‘s address.

Our bank details for donations:

Account holder: Förderverein Theater Putbus
Bank: Sparkasse Vorpommern
IBAN:  DE65 1505 0500 0834 3801 02
BIC-/SWIFT-Code:  NOLADE21GRW bei der Sparkasse Vorpommern

"Chair sale"

The reconstruction of the Putbus Theatre was a major financial effort for the District of Rügen at that time. The required sum was in excess of 16.5 millions DM. Despite public subsidies from the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, only a certain part of the total amount could be included in the district budget. The renovation lasted from 1992 till 1998 because the money had to be really “scraped” together.

The Putbus Theatre Friends' Association started raising money quite early through the symbolic “chair sale”.

Theatre friends and business companies donated 2000 DM each, and as a token of appreciation a name plate was put on a seat in the auditorium.

The "chair sale” continues to attract theatre enthusiasts who finance a seat with 1000 € in exchange for a name plate, thus supporting the work of our Association.

As of June 28, 2020, 78 seats were “taken”.

There is still enough room for a seat with your own name plate.

Seat sponsorship can also be arranged for a smaller donation. Interested? Please get in touch with the Board:

Theatre Graphics

In recent years, artists of Rügen donated some of their artwork to the Association or made it available for a small price. The number of copies is limited.

Prints can be purchased (92 € each) at the theatre or through the Association (please contact

Click on the image to enlarge.

99 Funken - Coat of arms for the 200th Anniversary - This campaign ended successfully on 09.04.2020. The raised funds amounted to 2.720 €. A huge Thank You to all our supporters.
Final draft of the coat of arms
Final draft of the coat of arms

99 Funken (99 Sparks) was a crowdfunding platform of Sparkasse which we were using in order to finance one of our big undertakings. Through crowdfunding, we had launched an appeal to arrange a gift to the theatre for its 200th anniversary from many of its friends.

This campaign ended successfully on 09.04.2020. The raised funds amounted to 2.720 €.  A huge Thank You to all our  supporters.

Winner of the fundraiser 99 Funken

Two tickets for Festive event 200 years Putbus Theatre on July 20 or later

Cornelia Gloede, Bergen

Two tickets for „Der Apotheker“ on July 24 or later

Ariane Jezek, Putbus
Reyk Höhne, Bergen
Burga Gloede, Bergen

Voucher for two tickets for the PUTBUS FESTIVAL 2020/2021 or the XXIV Rügen Cabaret Regatta 2020

Ursel Steinberg, Prora
Hildegard Ingeborg Satzel
Heiko Lawrenz, Brandshagen

Book „Ein Schauspielhaus zwischen Himmel und Meer“ by Holger Teschke

Dr. Andreas Timme, Bergen
Christoph Körber, Bergen
Cathrin Münster
Sebastian Senst, Hamburg
Kati Ambrosat, Dumsevitz

It has been agreed that Marcus Ficker, a renowned sculptor and carver from Salzburg, will carve the new coat of arms out of wood and coat it with gold foil. The gold foil has already been donated by the Christel Hildebrand, a book-binder from Magdeburg.

In 1998, the Putbus Theatre was going to start a new life after extensive reconstruction and renovation. Then came the question: which coat of arms should be placed on the royal box?
The suggestion to use the coat of arms of the patron Wilhelm Malte zu Putbus (1783 – 1854) caused some political disturbance. A final decision regarding claims of the Royal House had not yet been reached, and the discussions were quite heated.
Those responsible, together with Franz zu Putbus, had decided to bring up a provisional coat of arms made of hard cardboard and to await public reaction. It would still be possible to have another one manufactured, this time of adequate quality.
The coat of arms of the Royal House was accepted from the beginning as an appropriate element of decoration, however, the cardboard replica remained.
Now it is a good time to replace the long-standing interim solution with a new and proper one.

It is envisaged that the new coat of arms will be unveiled on 20.07.2020 at the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Putbus Theatre.