New Palace – Hedge Theater
“Hidden away” for more than 150 years, the Hedge Theater can be found to the north of the New Palace in Sanssouci Park. When Frederick the Great had the New Palace built from 1763–69 following the Seven Years’ War, the surrounding garden areas were redesigned and a Hedge Theater was created to amuse the king and his guests. The court gardener Heinrich Christian Eckstein was entrusted with this task. It can be considered the symmetrical counterpart of the “Gartensalon,” with its iron-latticed pergolas and rose plantings.
Thanks to the Freunde der Preußischen Schlösser und Gärten e.V., the Hedge Theater was restored, and to this day some of the shrubs from the original plantings survive.
Since 2012, it can be booked for events. The spacious outdoor auditorium is ideal for concerts, theater plays, readings and standing receptions.
New Palace [Neues Palais]
Am Neuen Palais
How to get there
Stop "Potsdam, Neues Palais"
Paid parking spaces for cars and buses in the car park P3 – At the New Palace.
- Location of use
- Open Air
- Type of use
- concert, reading, lecture
- in total 2.000 square meter
The Hedge Theater with its yawn-stage, the audience area and the pergola can be rented.
Area of the water-bound surface: 900 m2
- Number of persons
- up to 300
Equipment and Service
Four concrete foundations for sound and light installations are available. Each of them have a dead weight of 1,3t. A statisitical calculation for any structures or installations is to be made by the organiser.
Power supply units are sufficiently available. Water supply units are not available but may be provided for an additional fee.
On request 300 chairs can be rented from the foundation.
There are no restrooms availble on-site. On request the restrooms of the visitor centre "New Palace" may be used.
The catering for the Hedge Theater must be selected in coordination with the foundation.
Prizes and Usagetimes
Cultural institutions with state support, as well as the states of Berlin and Brandenburg receive special conditions.
The Hedge Theater can be rented from spring to fall. There is no weather protection provided.
- wheelchair access
Possible via Ökonomieweg/Mopke