Performance venues

Albert-Einstein-Schule Laatzen (AES)

The Albert-Einstein-Schule Laatzen (AES) is a cooperative comprehensive school in the city of Laatzen in the region of Hanover under the direction of Christian Augustin. The open all-day school has approximately 1,600 pupils in the lower secondary school branch, the upper secondary school branch and the upper secondary school branch. With the concept of the open all-day school, the pupils of the AES have almost 50 different working groups (AGs), sports and leisure activities, as well as homework help available to them in the afternoons. Daniel Haupt is head of the Aesthetics Department at the AES and is responsible for implementing the opera project Venus & Adonis with the students. The Aesthetics Department includes all artistic subjects such as music, art, textile design, handicrafts and performing arts. The school's internal performances of Venus & Adonis will take place in the school's forum, which can seat a good 400 people.

Contact person for the AES: Headmaster Christian Augustin, verwaltung[at]

Address: Wülferoder Str. 46, 30880 Laatzen

The Herrenhausen Gallery was built between 1694 and 1698 by Brand Westermann according to designs by the Electoral Palatine master builder Johann Peter Wachter. Originally, the plan envisaged an elongated building with two pavilion-like wings. The central building was to be occupied by a 200-foot-long orangery hall for overwintering the plants. While the building was still under construction, Electress Sophie suggested that the purpose of the building be extended so that the large hall could also be used as a banqueting hall and the wing buildings could also be used for living. The Electress commissioned the Venetian Tommaso Giusti to design the interior, and he decorated the gallery building with frescoes. The intricate ribbon stuccoes and the huge ribbon ornament on the ceiling are the work of Dossa Grana and Pietro Rosso.

The concert series Herrenhausen Baroque of the City of Hannover stands for atmospheric baroque music in the Festival Hall of the Herrenhausen Gallery. The wintry atmosphere of the Herrenhausen Gardens and the opulently decorated hall provide a wonderfully appealing setting for the music. Many renowned artists can be won for the concert series every year. The Herrenhausen Baroque 2023/24 season is supported by the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung, the Sparkasse Hannover, the NDR Musikförderung, and the State of Lower Saxony (MWK).

Contact for events at the Herrenhausen Gallery: Benedikt Poensgen, benedikt.poensgen[at]

Address: Herrenhäuser Str. 3a, 30419 Hannover