Parktheater Eindhoven was built in 1964, then known as the Stadsschouwburg Eindhoven. At that time, the building was very modern and quite unique throughout Europe. It had grandeur. The chic, luxurious appearance created a vibrant hotspot in Eindhoven in the 1960s.
In the mid-nineties, the building needed to be renovated. From a technical standpoint, the theater was outdated. During this period, a number of piecemeal renovations were made, giving the building a rather disorderly impression.
The existing small Globetheater, as well as the offices that were scattered throughout the building, no longer met the requirements of the time. In September 1995, the municipal council of Eindhoven approved plans for the renovation and new construction of the theater.
It was not until 2007 that this new theater would actually be inaugurated.
Between 2005 and 2007, the theater was completely renovated and expanded with the new, multifunctional Philipszaal. On 15 January 2007, the new Parktheater opened its doors, followed by the opening of the Park en Pluche restaurant in October 2007.
The architectural firm 'Architecten en I en' was commissioned by Parktheater Eindhoven for the renovation and construction of the Philipszaal. The design of the multifunctional Philipszaal, by architect Arie van Rangelrooy, was inspired by Seville’s Teatro Central. This inspirational theater was built on the occasion of the world exhibition in 1989.