The sch wa nk hal le Bremen is a performance and production venue for the independent performing arts. The building on the grounds of the former Remmer brewery in the Bremer Neustadt opened in 2003 and was operated by various actors and associations of the Bremen scene until the summer of 2015. Since its reopening under a new direction in September 2015, the sch wa nk hal le has become a laboratory and working space for local, national and international projects and co-operations. The new concept is based on the idea and tradition of the artists’ residency providing artists with time, space and support for transdisciplinary and self-determined research, advanced training and development in an inspiring environment.
The Schwankhalle offers two fully equipped theatre halls with a capacity of 120 and 80 seats, a radio studio, rehearsal stages and accommodations for guests. Since 2012, the supporting association Neugier e.V. as the operator and organiser has been funded with 768,464 euros annually from Bremen’s Senator of Culture.
sch wa nk hal le is part of vis-a-vis Neustadt.