The Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (University of Music and Performing Arts Munich) is one of the most respected traditional vocational universities in Germany specialising in music and the performing arts. The seat of the Hochschule is the former Führerbau of the NSDAP, located at Arcisstraße 12, on the eastern side of the Königsplatz. Teaching and events also take place in the locations Luisenstraße 37a, Gasteig, Prinzregententheater (theatre studies) and Wilhelmstraße (ballet). Since 2008 the Richard Strauss Conservatory (de), until then independent, has been part of the Hochschule.
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“This ... is an age of specialization, and in such an age the repertory theater is an anachronism, a ludicrous anachronism.”
—Minnie Maddern Fiske (18651932)