Exhibition „Fascination of the Stage“

New dates in 2021 from April 28 till June 13 are canceled

Baroque stage machinery at fingertips - canceled

Unfortunately, it will not be possible to show this interesting exhibition in the Putbus Marstall in 2021.

After a damage in the winter storage, it was canceled by the lender, Initiative Theatermuseum Berlin e.V.

After the postponement by Corona by one year now this...

We very much regret this and thank all sponsors and supporters who have supported this project.


As the Putbus Theatre opened its doors 200 years ago, it must have charmed its guests with fascinating visual effects and illusions. They were created by its historical stage machinery (of course at the corresponding technical level).

Stage scenery could be quite frequently changed already at those times. Appearances from Heaven (fly loft) or Hell (understage) were enormously important for plays with mythological background. How did one imitate sounds of rain, storm and thunder? How were illusions of waterfalls or stormy seas created?

You will find answers to these questions in our exhibition.

Its major highlight is the reconstructed baroque stage. During the exhibition, some performances will also take place on that stage.

Entrance is free, donations to the Association are welcome.