Theater Sneek

Westersingel 28, 8601 GR Sneek -plan route - website

The Theater Sneek was founded in 2008 in the former post office on the Westersingel and is part of Cultural Quarter Sneek. In July 2010, construction of the new theater began on the site of the former post office. The post office was demolished for this purpose. The theater performances moved to the Noorderkerk, on the other side of the canal. The design of the new building came from the architectural firm Alberts en Van Huut.

Culture quarter Sneek
The Theater Sneek is part of the Culture Quarter Sneek. Since 2006, work has been done on the creation of the Cultural Quarter. In addition to the theater, the Culture Quarter Sneek consists of the Arts Center Atrium. The arts center consists of four existing iconic buildings: The Noorderkerk, Popzaal het Bolwerk and the two school buildings at the Oud Kerkhof. These four buildings have been renovated and connected by a glass roof, an atrium. The entire realization of Cultuur Kwartier Sneek was awarded by the Municipality of Sneek to Aannemingsmaatschappij Friso.

Construction went smoothly and was completed in June 2012. The theater was officially opened on November 1, 2012.

In addition to the striking appearance, sustainability is an important part of the theater. Cold and heat storage in the ground is used. During the day, daylight is used in both the auditorium and the stage tower and the adjacent workshop. Furthermore, the temperature in the building is easy to maintain due to the insulating effect of the roof plants and solar energy and energy-efficient lighting are used.

The largest theater hall of Theater Sneek has been given the name Tüöttenzaal (pronounced: teutenzaal). The small hall of the theater is the Noorderkerkzaal, the former temporary location of the theater on the Kerkgracht. The tüötten were traveling traders, who mainly sold textiles. The Brenninkmeijer family is a very well-known example of this. In 1841 she founded the first Dutch branch of the C&A empire on Wijde Burgstraat in Sneek.

Stage tower
The theater's stage tower is a striking appearance with a height of 23 meters. The technical facilities for the performances are housed in this tower. The light beacon on the front of the tower indicates which genre is being performed in the theater that evening.

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