Mittelsächsisches Theater Freiberg/Döbeln: Theatre
Freiberg is proud to have one of the (*the*?) oldest civic theatres in Germany. The theatre building is actually an older (from 1623) Patrician townhouse that was purchased and redesigned by one of Freiberg's burghers in 1789. In 1790 it opened as theatre. The town didn't have its own theatre company until 1876, though, and thus travelling companies performed there at first. However, even in the 1790s Mozart's operas were played as well as Goethe's plays. From September 1800 on Carl-Maria von Weber stayed in Freiberg for 7 months, composing his first opera "Das stumme Waldmädchen" which saw its premiere on 24 November 1800.
Nowadays Freiberg shares a theatre company with the nearby town Döbeln. They perform plays, opera, musical and concerts in the theatres in both towns as well as at the open-air stage in Kriebstein. I attended a New Year's Eve performance (the comedy Charley's Tante) which was pretty good.
The Neo-Baroque interior of the auditorium from 1880, originally preserved, is worth a visit alone.
Dress Code: Casual dress is ok except for special occasions like New Year's Eve.
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Alte Mensa: Alte Mensa
The "Alte Mensa" is the best nightclub in town, if you want to call it that way. Is often hosts livebands and DJ's. it's the no 1 studentclub with one stage and tewo bars. Realy nice tmosphere. Best times to go are on wednesdays and on weekends. Look out for their ads.
Dress Code: casual