BERLIN (CelebrityAccess) — German concert company CTS Eventim announced the debut of newly constructed, state-of-the-art backstage facilities at Waldbühne Berlin Amphitheatre.
The two-story structure was designed by Max Dudler, the internationally renowned architect and is located on the northeast side of the site and provides all of the backstage amenities of a major modern venue, CTS Eventim said.
The new building adds more than 750 square meters of “useful space” to the venue’s backstage, as well as more than 160 square meters of outdoor terrace.
“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,” CTS Eventim’s Klaus-Peter Schulenberg said.
The new backstage area will go operational for live events on June 7th, when the German punk band Die Toten Hosen kick off their amphitheater tour with a pair of shows at the Waldbühne, marking the start of the shed’s 2018 season.
Other upgrades planned for the amphitheater include a new green room and new upgrades to the venue’s technical infrastructure.
Originally opened in 1936, the 22,290-capacity amphitheater has become a well-known stop for touring artists since Bob Marley paved the way for non-classical concerts with a performance at the venue in 1980. The Waldbühne also hosts the Berlin Philharmonic’s outdoor concerts during the summer.
Concert promoter Peter Schwenkow leased it from 1981 until the end of 2008, when the lease was transferred to CTS Eventim.