Deutsches Schauspielhaus (theatre), Hamburg

CARE OF MONUMENTS | Histolith emulsion paint



Colour for care of monuments

The theatre, Deutsches Schauspielhaus, was built in 1899 to 1900 in the Hamburg district of St. Georg. It o ffers 1,900 seats for the audience and is the lar gest German theatre for spoken performances. The building boasts a neo-baroque style both inside and out. Within the scope of overall reconstruction finishing in 2014 the walls and the ceiling of the large auditorium were also renovated. All surfaces were heavily soiled and had to be cleaned first. Cracks were enlarged and filled, water stains were treated with primer. The management chose the reversible Histolith emulsion paint from Caparol for the cream-coloured background surfaces and the stucco sculptures. Due to its almost stress-free drying and good flow properties, the paint proved particularly suitable for the implementation of the coatings.

The coating of the creamcoloured background surfaces and of the stucco sculptures was carried out with Histolith emulsion paint.



Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg

Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg

Neue Schauspielhaus GmbH, Hamburg

GAWS Architekten, Hamburg

Hansen & Muhsil Restaurierung GbR, Hamburg

Architectural heritage
Heritage protection office, Monumental Care Department, Hamburg


Histolith Emulsion Paint

  • Special paint for high-quality coatings and painting work in listed buildings
  • Reversible, can be removed with water
  • Can be coated over many times, low-stress, solvent-free
  • Highest water vapour permeability
  • The special formulation prevents the growth of mould fungi

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