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The Colosseum

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The Colosseum Theatre is a venue for musicals in Essen.
The building was constructed at the west side of Essen's Krupp terrain as a three aisle industrial hall at the beginning of the 19th-century. It was called 'VIII Mechanische Werkstatt' then and was the working place for 12.000 people.
After the 2nd World AEG Kanis produced locomotive frames among other things in the factory building.
The listed building was converted into a theatre in 1995. The old steel construction and the glass roof stayed visible in its original condition. In the hall with its art nouveau elements a stage tower was inserted. The auditorium were integrated as an independent main body, mounted galleries surround the 25m high foyer and the side aisles. In the fly tower with its historical elements and the 14m x 7m portal gridiron and lightning bridges were inserted. The riveted steel girders and the brickwork including half-timbered construction were thoroughly cleaned and sealed.
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Exhibits by contemporary painters and sculptors are being exhibited at the foyer.
The name 'Colosseum Theatre' is a reminder of the same-named Kulturpalast, which created a stir between 1899 and 1919 and advanced to the most popular vaudeville in the Rhineland and Westphalia.
The musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamboat played there 1996-1999, in-between until the 22nd July 2005 the musical Aida. From October 2005 onwards the musical Phantom of the Opera will be presented at the theatre.
Picture Copyright : http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bild:Colosseum_Theater_Essen_%28Innen%29_2.jpg Raimond SpekkingThis article is based on the article from http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum_Theater of the free Encyclopedia Wikipedia and can be found under http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU-Lizenz_f%C3%BCr_freie_Dokumentation . In Wikipedia a http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Colosseum_Theater&action=history is available.

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