On May 23, 1758, the Ludwigsburg palace theater curtains went up for the first time. Duke Eberhard Ludwig actually had the theater building constructed between 1729 and 1733. The stage equipment and interior were added by Duke Carl Eugen. The box and balcony gallery theater was designed by French Architect Philippe de la Guêpière. Starting in 1811, King Friedrich I had it updated in the Classical style by Friedrich von Thouret. The stage has remained unchanged.