ada Studio

Dance
Performance

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Number of seats: 40

Number of stages: 1

Badstraße 41a

Uferstudios/ Studio 7

13357 Berlin

Wedding

Ballhaus Naunynstraße

Performing Arts
Dance
Performance
Spoken Word Theater
Music

Since its re-opening as a trans-local theatre by Shermin Langhoff in 2008, Ballhaus Naunynstraße is a focal point for artists who in the majority position themselves as migrants or post-migrants. In recent years the search for new aesthetic and content-related impulses at Ballhaus induced a discourse on post-migrant cultural production which has had a lasting impact on the German-speaking theatre scene.

Wagner Carvalho is the new director at Ballhaus Naunynstraße (together with Tunçay Kulaoglu from the season 12/13 until november 2014). Carvalho had a determining influence on the artistic practice at Ballhaus right from the start, and, being pioneer of post-migrant artistic production, he represents continuity and diversification of content-related and aesthetic perspectives. He is not only dedicated to the continuation of post-migrant narratives but also set new priorities through focusing on diverse perspectives and positions like blackness, queerness or gender.

The promotion of young artists and the aim of creating new fields for experimentation for innovative artistic approaches by young talents within the akademie der autodiktaten is another important focus of work at Ballhaus Naunynstraße.

Number of seats: from 60 to 200

Number of stages: 2

Naunynstraße 27

10997 Berlin

Kreuzberg

Ballhaus Ost

Performing Arts
Dance
Music Theater
Puppet-/ Figure-/ Object Theater
Children's & Youth Theater
Performance
Music

Ballhaus Ost is a production space for independent theatre, performance and dance.
Located in the former celebration and assembly hall of a Berlin Free Church Community, built in 1907, Ballhaus Ost cooperates with groups and artists from all fields of the performing arts, including well established groups and artists as well as newcomers and so far not well known participants of the independent theater scene.
As an experimental stage for various forms of contemporary theatre, Ballhaus Ost invites to experience and discover new ways of artistic debates with today's reality of life.

Before the venue was reestablished as theatre, in the GDR, the ballroom was used as „Casino des Handwerks“, after the breakdown oft he wall it was a pool hall and a night club. Ballhaus Ost was established by the directors Uwe-Moritz Eichler, Philipp Reuter and the actress Anne Tismer in 2006. Since 2011 Daniel Schrader and Tina Pfurr have been the artistic directors.

Number of seats: from 50 to 99

Number of stages: from 1 to 4

Pappelallee 15

10437 Berlin

Prenzlauer Berg

Brotfabrik

Drama
Performance
Dance
Music Theater
Improvisation
Puppet/ Figure/ Object Theater

The Brotfabrik Bühne (Bread Factory Theatre) in the Weissensee district of Berlin is an independent venue for touring shows and co-productions from Berlin's independent scene as well as national and international groups. The programme, comprising around 300 performances a year, evidence a diverse range of forms and genres, from plays, performance, dance and musical theatre to improvisation, puppet and object theatre. Young artists and groups regularly perform in the 40-80 seat auditorium alongside established theatre makers. Another focus of the programme is the productions for children.

Number of seats: from 40 to 80

Number of stages: 1

Caligariplatz 1

13086 Berlin

Pankow

Das Weite Theater

Puppet/ Figure/ Object Theater
Children's & Youth Theater

english description follows

Number of stages: 1

Parkaue 23

10367 Berlin

Lichtenberg

DingDongDom

Performing Arts
Performance

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Number of stages: 1

Holzmarktstraße 19-25

10243 Berlin

Friedrichshain

Dock 11 Eden*****

Dance
Performance

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Number of stages: from 4 to 6

Kastanienallee 79

10435 Berlin

Mitte

Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi

Performing Arts
Dance
Opera
Performance
Music

The former silent film theater Delphi is being reawakened as an international center for arts and culture, a venue which is home to a diverse spectrum of events: theater, dance, opera, concerts, performances, forums, exhibitions, and many hybrid projects which lie somewhere in between. As a production and performance space it offers a unique and extraordinary setting, with wonderful acoustics and stunning aesthetics, inviting artists to reimage their ideas in the space, or even serve as a muse for new concepts. Berlin has countless blackbox spaces, but not every project is suited to one. Exceptional projects which think “outside the box” are at home with the Delphi.

While undoubtably a venue for the independent scene, also major institutions are attracted to the unique possibilities in the Delphi, names such as Fashion Week, Berlinale, Transmediale, and even Hollywood have presented here, allowing the Delphi to create a cross-genre network, introducing artists and audience alike from both sides to a new experience, and allowing for new creative synergies to arise.

The theater also seeks to pay homage to the artistic visionaries of the past by programming events which honour the rich cultural history of Berlin, especially those of the German Silent Film era, which the Delphi was once an integral part of.

More than almost any other venue in the city, this theater embodies the vivid cultural landscape for which Berlin has become famous – a fertile environment for exciting new developments in the arts – a reputation held in the 1920’s just as today, in this unique space, then as now. The ghosts of the avant-garde are being awakened again in the former Delphi cinema.

Number of seats: 350

Number of stages: 1

Gustav-Adolf-Straße 2

13086 Berlin

Weißensee

English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center

Performing Arts
Comedy

English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center is the German capital's only producing and presenting organization in the Hauptstadt expressly dedicated to English, the 21st century lingua franca, as the working language, as a bridge between cultures, countries and traditions. The theater collaborate with both English native speakers and non-native speakers in order to achieve a continuous exchange between artists of different backgrounds who mutually inspire and influence each other to create something new together.

The year-round programming comprises the Producing Series - Made in Berlin (in-house productions), the Presenting Series (selected international productions and work from Berlin's independent performing arts community), as well as the Performing Series (concerts, comedy and more from Berlin's English performing arts community) and Pedagogy Series (cultural and drama education).

The theater is a member of Berlin's freie Szene, the independent performing arts community, and is currently developing platforms to share the work within Germany and abroad. It consciously use theater and performance as living, discursive forms to bring artists and audiences into conversation with each other about our shared city and the greater world we live in.

The theater is located in the F40 Künstlerhöfe (F40 artists’ courtyard), a beautiful courtyard housing numerous studios and galleries, originally constructed as a brewery. It is part of the vibrant Bergmann Kiez, one of Berlin’s most popular neighborhoods and home to countless restaurants, cafés, bars and shops.

Number of stages: 1

Fidicinstraße 40

10965 Berlin

Kreuzberg

Fliegendes Theater

Puppet/ Figure/ Object Theater
Children & Youth Theater

Fliegendes Theater is a modern figure theater in Berlin. Since its founding in 1978, the theater has produced more than 40 plays for children and adults and has directed productions of other theaters. The multi-media productions are a combination of straightforward acting with puppets and objects, projections and live music. They tour regularly in Germany and the "rest of the world". "Die Mondtücher" (2006) and "Das Höhlenkind" (2016) was presended with the IKARUS Award in Berlin.

Number of seats: 80

Number of stages: 1

Urbanstraße 100

10967 Berlin

Kreuzberg

Hack-B-Theater

Drama
Puppet/ Figure/ Object Theater
Reading
Music

english description follows

Number of seats: 20

Number of stages: 1

Stargarder Straße 74

10437 Berlin

Prenzlauer Berg

Halle Tanzbühne Berlin

Dance

The Halle Tanzbühne Berlin is the production and performance venue of the cie. toula limnaios and its guests. In 2000, choreographer Toula Limnaios and composer Ralf R. Ollertz established a rehearsal space of their own in the protected historical building, which has since also become a workplace for a large number of other artists. In 2003, the Halle Tanzbühne became a self-financed theater and has since established an international reputation for itself as an important venue for contemporary dance.

The Halle Tanzbühne is a partner of Tanz im August and co-produces with Mousonturm Frankfurt/M, Musiktheater Baltoppen, the International Dance Festival Athens and the Bregenzer Festspiele.

The Halle Tanzbühne Berlin and cie. toula limnaios present dance, which keenly, critically and bravely takes a stand for humankind, made by and for humankind.

Number of seats: 140

Number of stages: 1

Eberswalder Straße 10-11

10437 Berlin

Prenzlauer Berg

Heimathafen Neukölln

Performing Arts
Drama
Cabaret
Music Theater
Children's & Youth Theater
Music

In 2009 the theatre company Heimathafen Neukölln launched a new folk theatre in Berlin´s most multi-cultural district Neukölln. With the motto "We are the people's theatre" and a diverse program of theatre productions, concerts, lectures and new show formats, Heimathafen Neukölln has given the district of Neukölln a new lively voice – made up by a crossover of styles, genres and cultures.

Number of seats: from 80 to 400

Number of stages: 2

Karl-Marx-Straße 141

12043 Berlin

Neukölln

K77 Studio

Dance
Performance

The K77 is a small studio and venue in Prenzlauer Berg in a formerly occupied house, which still exists today as a house project. The studio is known for the first contact jams, establishing itself as CI in Berlin. The bearer of the studio is a non-profit association whose active members are involved in the program. The studio acts as both a place to teach; regular classes and workshops, weekly CI Jam and Open Morning, rehearsal space, residencies and as a stage and venue where artists have the opportunity to present their works.

It has a wide networking and works in cooperation with Ponderosa, the Lichtblick Kino, the Proberaumplattform Berlin, the Tanzscout Berlin and the Tanzraum Berlin.

Number of seats: 40

Number of stages: 1

Kastanienallee 77

10435 Berlin

Mitte

Lake Studios

Dance

Lake Studios Berlin is a unique venue and production space for contemporary dance at Friedrichshagen, Berlin. The studios have existed as an artist run community living and dance space since May of 2013. It is a shared living and dance production space for 9 diverse residents (short and long term)and international guests. More than 400 artists have been working or presented their work in the studios so far.

The space is unique because of its calm and concentrated working atmosphere as well as the friendly community of artists supporting the creation of work. Opportunities for showings and performances are organized monthly, as well as professional trainings and curated workshops to support the movement of ideas and choreographic research.

Number of seats: from 10 to 60

Number of stages: 2

Scharnweberstraße 27

12587 Berlin

Friedrichshagen

Mime Centrum Studio 2

Dance
Music
Performance

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Number of stages: 1

Mariannenplatz 2

im Kunstquartier Bethanien

10997 Berlin

Kreuzberg

Neuköllner Oper

Music Theater
Music

Berlin's fourth Opera House is unique in the diverse cultural scene of the capital and looks back on a productivity of 220 world premieres and debut performances in all genres in only 40 years. The Neukölln Opera is market leader and trademark for a vital, committed, and “deviced” musical theatre – opera is more than new productions of a known and limited repertory to which a few new commissioned works are occasionally added. The Opera is living proof that musical theatre can and needs to be self-made in order to bring our own life experience and subject-matters onto the stage, thus making mutual experience and exchange possible. 

As mentioned above, a theatre of that kind is a unique trendsetter in the operatic landscape of Berlin and Germany that is rich with forms, institutions, and subsidy. While the institutions commit themselves to answering the unchanging questions – meaning the interpretation of known works -, the Neukölln Opera goes the other way, asking new questions (inventing new pieces) and toying with possible answers.

Karl-Marx-Straße 131-133

12043 Berlin

Neukölln

Pfefferberg Theater

Drama
Cabaret
Children's & Youth Theater
Music

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Number of seats: 220

Number of stages: from 1 to 2

Schönhauser Alle 176

Haus 15

10119 Berlin

Prenzlauer Berg

Prime Time Theater

Drama
Comedy

english description follows

Number of seats: 230

Number of stages: 1

Müllerstrasse 163

Eingang Burgsdorfstraße

13353 Berlin

Wedding

Q Space

Circus
Dance

Q Space is a new room in Berlin for circus, dance, martial arts, Feldenkrais and bodywork. Since April 2017 it offers training, classes, workshops, bodywork, performances and rehearsal rentals.

Number of seats: from 50 to 60

Number of stages: 1

Mühlenstraße 62-64

Haus 11

13187 Berlin

Pankow

Radialsystem V

Music Theater
Dance
Performance
Digital Arts
Installation
Music

Since its opening in September 2006, Radialsystem V has established itself on an international scale as a privately funded, innovative space for artistic encounters. It sees itself not only as an event location, which offers its spaces for performances, but also as a center of creative production for the development of new programs and event concepts. Artistic as well as current social trends, innovations and sentiments are taken up, then brought into dialogue and transmitted into artistic action.

From the beginning, Radialsystem V has been a place for experiments and is recognized worldwide as a pioneer, especially in terms of new performance formats. In 2018/2019, for the first time, Radialsystem V receives infrastructural funding to substantially support the project needs of the independent scene in Berlin.

Commercial renting (conferences, media productions etc.), however, continues to account for the majority of the operational financing. This entails a combination of current developments in art, science, economy and society.

Number of seats: from 20 to 520

Number of stages: from 1 to 5

Holzmarktstraße 33

10243 Berlin

Friedrichshain

RambaZamba Theater

Performing Arts
Drama

english description follows

Number of seats: 80

Number of stages: 1

Schönhauser Allee 36-39

10435 Berlin

Prenzlauer Berg

Ratibor Theater

Drama
Improvisational Theater

The Ratibor Theater is the home of Die Gorillas – a 15-person improv ensemble founded in 1997 at the intimate venue in Kreuzberg's Cuvry Str. They perform multiple improvised shows a week in various formats. The Ratibor Theater is also the homebase for Die Gorillas' now world-renowned Impro Festival. The festival is held every spring and invites groups from around the world to share their techniques for and perspectives on improvised theater.

In October 2014 the Ratibor began hosting the Impro Embassy: English-language shows with guest performers on the first tuesday of every month.

Number of seats: maximum 99

Number of stages: 1

Cuvrystraße 20a

10997 Berlin

Kreuzberg

Schaubude Berlin

Puppet/ Figure/ Object Theater
Children's & Youth Theater

As a Senate-sponsored venue for the theater of things, the Schaubude Berlin has become a central platform of the genre and garnered international attention since it was founded in 1993. The programme unites different aesthetic approaches to contemporary puppet, figure and object theatre and presents the work of Berlin-based theatre artists alongside national and international guest productions, especially during the international puppet and object theatre festival Theatre of Things. There is also a strong focus on supporting the next generation of artists, with collaborations with the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts and its Contemporary Puppetry degree programme, a special Young Scene programme section and the international festival for emerging artists in figure theater, Temptation.

In addition to presenting some 300 performances per season in the children’s and evening programmes, as well as staging festivals, the Schaubude Berlin offers a broad range of theatre education activities and discursive formats to teach artistic processes. Beyond this, the theatre also initiates numerous cross-genre encounters and thematic focuses.

 
 

Number of seats: from 40 to 140

Number of stages: 2

Greifswalder Straße 81-84

10405 Berlin

Prenzlauer Berg

Sophiensæle

Performing Arts
Performance
Dance
Music Theater

The Sophiensæle is one of the most important locations for German-speaking independent art-production. Artists from Berlin, as well as the national and international theatre-scene are invited to produce and present their works here. They are selected on the basis of their artis-tic concepts, contents, and working schemes. The theatre is home to cultural discourse and a vast mix of artistic genres – from theatre, dance and music, to performance and visual art - which complement each other and enjoy a productive dialogue.

Alongside many young artists searching for new theatrical languages and forms of expression, a number of established artists and companies have longstanding partnerships with the Sophiensæle.

Number of seats: from 99 to 250

Number of stages: 3

Sophienstraße 18

10178 Berlin

Mitte

Studio LaborGras

Dance

Studio LaborGras is a forum for artists. Established in Berlin-Kreuzberg since 2002, the studio is a research, production and performance venue for contemporary dance. The studio is used by LaborGras and guests to develop and present their work. Daily training, regular workshops and the Impro on Stage series make up the primary points of encounter for professionals and the public. These exchanges are accompanied by workshop presentations, open rehearsals and performances.

The studio strives to offer artists a venue that corresponds to the current production demands of the independent dance scene. The entire infrastructure: studio, studio stage, foyer area, sound system, lights and lighting system, and computer with internet access, is made available with minimum bureaucratic effort.

LaborGras seeks intensive collaboration with other artists. The nature of each collaboration is newly defined with every project and takes into account the artistic and practical needs of all parties involved. As a production venue that strives for public outreach, the studio is unable to host touring productions in the conventional sense.

Number of seats: 80

Number of stages: 1

Paul-Linke-Ufer 44A

10997 Berlin

Kreuzberg

Studio Verlin

Dance
Performance

The studio Verlin is the daily workspace in central Berlin of the company Constanza Macras | DorkyPark and occasionally hosting events and public performances.

Number of seats: 99

Number of stages: 1

Klosterstraße 44

10179 Berlin

Mitte

Tanzfabrik Berlin

Dance
Performance

Tanzfabrik Berlin works as an internationally known centre for Contemporary Dance. It offers space for rehearsals, production, artistic and theoretic research, advanced training, further education, workshops and regular classes. Its main aim is to focus on development, presentation and agency of contemporary dance in all of its diversity of choreographic and performative approaches. This includes the promotion of young artists, the connection of theory and practice and international exchange.

4 studios and an incorporated studio stage in Kreuzberg have accommodated continous artistic and educational practice. The studio stage offers an intimate character and ideal frame for the visualisation of artistic processes. The studios host choreographers, dancers, performers and amateurs and a diverse range of advanced education projects (regular dance classes, performance projects, professional contemporary training, intensive workshops and the 10 month dance intensive programme).

Since 2010 additional spaces in Wedding at Uferstudios (14 studios) offer structural advancement to artistic production. Two new studios, rented by Tanzfabrik Berlin host our artists in residence. The bigger Uferstudio 14 enables more complex presentations. It hosts the yearly program series and the Biennale Tanznacht Berlin.

Number of seats: from 40 to 120

Number of stages: 2

Uferstraße 23

13357 Berlin

Wedding

Tatwerk | Performative Forschung

Dance
Performance
Performing Arts

Tatwerk | Performative Forschung is a production centre and studio for the performing arts in Berlin. The artistic research focus in physical theatre, dance and performance with a particular attention to interdisciplinary projects. Tatwerk is a crossing point for artists who chose the body as material and the research as a tool for their work. The work consists in offering an artisic exchange platform for ideas, artistic practices and projects.

The main interest of Tatwerk concentrates on multidisciplinary, political and poetic projects in the field of the performing arts. It is particulary interested in the research of thematic and aestheitc tension fields beween different artistic, social and scientific disciplines. The resulting program consisting of classes, workshops and performance projects is completed by events and festivals where chosen artists present their work in form of previews, work in progress or ready productions. Furthermore, Tatwerk offers support in technical questions, in the production and PR. It opens our network and activate new, unexpected connections.

Tatwerk | Performative Forschung responds to the need of many artists for an open space and pursues long term work relationships.

Number of seats: 60

Number of stages: 1

Hasenheide 9

Gewerbehof, Aufgang 1, 3. OG

10967 Berlin

Neukölln

Theater Jaro

Children & Youth Theater
Puppet/ Figure/ Object Theater
Music Theater

Theater Jaro is a theatre for children between two and nine and their families. All of Jaro's plays are written and produced by the theatre's proprietors themselves. The theatre group has had its own facilities since 2011. Jaro's repertoire comprises 15 plays, among them the classic "A Dinosaur in the Fridge", which has already been watched by 156,000 children. The plays combine the performance of actors and puppets in delightful and funny plays which are highly visual and contain lots of catchy original songs sung live on stage, many accompanied by on-stage musical instruments. Performances are in the afternoon on weekends as well as in the morning on weekdays, which is especially suitable for daycare and school groups. The theatre also has a café and toys for playing before and after the shows.

Number of seats: 99

Number of stages: 1

Schlangenbader Straße 30

14197 Berlin

Steglitz

Theater o.N.

Children's & Youth Theater
Puppet & Object Theater
Biographical Theater

The Theater o.N. is an almost 40-year old association of actors and puppeteers, directors, musicians and writers. Founded in 1979/80 under the name Zinnober, it was the first independent theater in the former GDR. Since 2010 the theater located at the famous Kollwitzplatz is focusing on the exploration and advancement of theater for audiences 2 years and up. Since 2013 it is presenting the biannual “FRATZ International: Encounters – Symposium - Festival for the Very Young”. Since 2016 the regional 0-6-festival „Berlin Showcase“ is completing the program for young audiences.

In addition the theater is developing productions with children and teenagers in socially disadvantaged areas. The program for adults is dedicated to new play development using the methods of biographical theater and puppet theater.

Number of seats: 50

Number of stages: 1

Kollwitzstraße 53

10405 Berlin

Prenzlauer Berg

Theater Thikwa

Performing Arts
Drama
Dance
Music Theater

Theater Thikwa is one of the outstanding integrative theaters in the German-speaking world. These pioneers of inclusion celebrated their 25-year anniversary in 2016. Artists with and without officially recognized disabilities create dance and spoken-word performances in which comedy meets the experimental. The foundation of this "miracle of stage" (newspaper „Der Tagesspiegel“) is the first training center in Germany where the performing and visual arts can be chosen as a profession within a workshop for the differently-abled. Theater Thikwa engages to a very large extent with the particular personalities of its ensemble members. Adequate forms for the artistic expression are sought and developed. Thikwa is in constant touch with all kind of artists. Artistic exchange is being on continuously in Germany as well as internationally by collaboration, co-producing and intercultural projects.

Thikwa is also regularly invited to festivals, one-off performances, workshops and conferences throughout the world. The home base of this singular theatre company is F40 in Kreuzberg - the first completely barrier-free theatre in Berlin.

Number of stages: 1

Fidicinstraße 40

10965 Berlin

Kreuzberg

Theater unterm Dach

Spoken Word Theater
Performing Arts

english description follows

Number of seats: 80

Number of stages: 1

Danziger Straße 101

10405 Berlin

Prenzlauer Berg

Theater Verlängertes Wohnzimmer

Spoken Word Theater
Comedy
Music

english description follows

Number of seats: 60

Number of stages: 1

Frankfurter Allee 91

10247 Berlin

Friedrichshain

Theater X

Performing Arts
Musik

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Number of stages: 1

Wiclefstraße 32

10551 Berlin

Moabit

Theaterdiscounter

Performing Arts
Spoken Word Theater

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Number of seats: 99

Number of stages: 1

Klosterstraße 44

10179 Berlin

Mitte

Theaterforum Kreuzberg

Spoken Word Theater

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Number of seats: 99

Number of stages: 1

Eisenbahnstraße 21

10997 Berlin

Kreuzberg

Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte

Performing Arts

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Wallstraße 32

10179 Berlin

Mitte

Uferstudios

Dance
Performance

english description follows
 

Number of seats: from 70 to 199

Number of stages: 2

Badstraße 41a

13357 Berlin

Wedding

Urbanraum

Dance
Performance

Urbanraum is a space for dance, workshops, performances, rehearsals, and more. Contemporary, open, in Berlin Kreuzberg.

Number of seats: from 60 to 70

Number of stages: 1

Urbanstraße 93

1. Hinterhof

10967 Berlin

Kreuzberg