Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg is one of the biggest theatres in Germany, has been named Theatre of the Year on several occasions. The magnificent white building, which dates back to 1900, has a Rococo style interior; busts of Goethe, Schiller, Lessing and Kleist are reminders of Germany's rich theatrical tradition. Leading actors and directors such as Gustav Gründgens, Ulrich Wildgruber, Karin Beier, Christoph Marthaler have all worked here, and the Schauspielhaus still attracts some of Germany's biggest names. Some plays are written especially for the Schauspielhaus and many others are premiered on one of the three stages (Großes Haus, Malersaal and Kantine). Productions are ground-breaking, creative and innovative.