We stage theatre there – and more!
The Uckermärkischen Bühnen Schwedt (ubs) with their wide variety of theatre, entertainment and event service welcome about 120,000 visitors and guests annually and, thus, belong to the outstanding cultural locations in north-east Brandenburg. The ubs, municipally run by the town of Schwedt/Oder, are an one branch theatre (drama) both for in-house performances and on tour. They receive a public funding from the Land Brandenburg
, the town of Schwedt/Oder and the Uckermark administrative district. In 2017, the ubs where appointed one of two Brandenburg repertory theatres.
ubs - History
Theatre in Schwedt goes back to a tradition of more than 200 years. Under the last Schwedt margrave, Henry Frederick, an operetta theatre was established, soon getting well known beyond frontiers. At the end of the 70ies, when Schwedt developed into an industrial town, the theatre tradition came into life again. Since 1978, at the place of the former Schwedt margrave castle there is the building of the Schwedt cultural centre (Kulturhaus), of today´s Uckermärkische Bühnen. One year later the neighbouring „intimate theatre“ became home of the theatre company of Prenzlau, hence under the name „Theatre of the town of Schwedt“. In 1990, cultural centre and theatre merged into the „Uckermärkische Bühnen Schwedt“, what was and is a unique constellation in the whole of Germany.