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Theater am Käfigturm

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The Käfigturm Theater was built in the cellar of Spitalgasse No. 4, Berne by the owner of the house, Herr Geissler, a lawyer. He wanted to grant his eldest daughter her cherished wish of becoming a theatre manager. In 1969, after a building project that lasted a year, the theatre opened its doors to its first guest productions. 

Following an excellent start to the theatre's operations, it soon became obvious that the management of a theatre seating 330 people is no mere hobby. The Käfigturm Theater is, after all, the second largest theatre in Berne after the Stadttheater. Consequently, a series of managers came and went with regularity every year or so for the next ten years. 

Finding a suitable manager was further complicated by the fact that the Käfigturm Theater to this day, does not enjoy state subsidies. In 1978, the management of the theatre passed to the capable hands of the Mr. Roland Morgenegg, a passionate theatre fan. The theatre is now being managed by his son, Adrian Morgenegg.

The attractive Theater with heart - in the heart of Berne, has, since its foundation, drawn many national and internationally known artistes to its stage. Among them are Ruedi Walter, Walter Roderer, Innes Torelli, Emil, and Dimitri. 

It is, however, the aim of the management to also offer amateur theatre groups the chance to perform in the heart of Berne. Therefore we enjoy regular appearances of the Bernhard-Theater, the Berner Heimatschutz-Theater, Die Neue Volksbühne Berne, and, of course, the English-language theatre group Upstage, among many other companies. 

As an encouragement for the theatre public of tomorrow, the Käfigturm Theater offers children's plays at least twice yearly and a fairy tale production in its winter programme. The management, together with all the guest artistes and theatre groups hope to be able to entertain their faithful public for many years to come with a traditionally varied programme of theatre, music and dance, and to greet them warmly to the Theater with heart - in the heart of Berne.

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