The sch wa nk hal le Bremen is a performance and production venue with focus on the independent performing arts. The building on the grounds of the former Remmer brewery in the Bremer Neustadt opened in 2003.
Based on the idea and tradition of the artists’ residency, the Schwankhalle offers work and performance opportunities for local and national artists. It cooperates with local initiatives and institutions and provides thematic impulses with a regular guest performance program. Until July 2022, the Schwankhalle will be managed on an interim basis by Marta Hewelt and Florian Ackermann.
The Schwankhalle offers two fully equipped theatre halls with a capacity of 120 and 80 seats, rehearsal stages and accommodations for guests. Since 2012, the supporting association Neugier e.V. as the operator and organiser has been funded with 818.670 Euros annually from Bremen’s Senator of Culture.
The Schwankhalle is part of the networks NFT and freischwimmen within the programme ›Verbindungen fördern‹ and is a member of the LafdK Bremen as well as klangpol – Netzwerk Neue Musik Nordwest. Together with the Theater Bremen, the Schwankhalle organizes the biennial Performing Arts Festival OUTNOW!.