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Waldbühne Berlin unveils new backstage area

CTS Eventim's 22,000-cap. amphitheatre is "setting standards" for backstage hospitality with its new Max Dudler-designed building, says CEO Klaus-Peter Schulenberg

By Jamie Raybould on 30 May 2018

Backstage area at Waldbühne Berlin

image © Sebastian Greuner

CTS Eventim, the operator of the Waldbühne Berlin, opened the newly constructed backstage area for the 22,000-capacity open-air venue last night, at an inauguration party headed by local politician Aleksander Dzembritzki and the CEO of CTS Eventim, Klaus-Peter Schulenberg.

The opening of the new backstage area comes perfectly nine days before the start of the the new season, providing artists with comfortable rooms and furnishings to rest in before and after shows. The latest building was designed be Max Dudler, an internationally renowned architect who studied at Frankfurt’s Städelschule.

“We are delighted at having turned the Waldbühne Berlin into one of Europe’s leading open-air stages in recent years”

The venue celebrated its highest ever yearly attendance last year, sending it to the top of Pollstar’s 200 leading amphitheatres. The venue has hosted sold-out shows from acts including the Rolling Stones, Rammstein, Robbie Williams, Paul McCartney, Leonhard Cohen, Pink, Muse, Neil Young and Black Sabbath.

Schulenberg comments: “We are delighted at having turned the Waldbühne Berlin into one of Europe’s leading open-air stages in recent years.

“With the new backstage area, we ensure that the Waldbühne will be setting standards, in terms not only of atmosphere, but also of infrastructure, in the interest of both artists and visitors. We are grateful for the support we received from Max Dudler, a truly outstanding architect whose work has already shaped Berlin’s appearance markedly in many different places.”


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