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Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berlin Philharmonic
Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berlin Philharmonic © Foto: Monika Rittershaus

2020/2021 stage season in Berlin

World-class classical concerts, first-class theatre productions, revues and fine entertainment

Please note, that due to the Corona Pandemic all concert halls, opera houses and theatres must remain closed for the time being.

In 2020, Berlin's theatres and concert halls have made committed use of this time to develop well thought-out, sustainable hygiene concepts. The result is formats in which changes in safety regulations can be flexibly integrated and which offer a relaxed cultural experience for everyone after closure:


  • The performances are shortened and will be without breaks and venue eateries will be closed
  • To protect the artists, the number of performers will be reduced
  •  About a quarter of the seats are available for the audience, so the appropriate    social distance is guaranteed
  •  Wearing a mask is compulsory until you take your seat
  •  Many concerts will be performed multiple times to reach as many people as possible

Out of caution and respect for the audience, many venues will only release their calendars for two to three months. In general, we recommend that you always take another look at the respective websites for events in 2021.

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200 years of the Konzerthaus Berlin

Konzerthaus at Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin Mitte
Konzerthaus at Gendarmenmarkt © Gutschera + Osthoff
NUR zur redaktionellen Berichterstattung oder der Bewerbung des Konzerthaus Berlin verwenden! Das Konzerthaus steht als zentrales Gebäude auf dem Gendarmenmarkt im Berliner Ortsteil Mitte. Das klassizistische Bauwerk ist eines der Hauptwerke des Architekten Karl Friedrich Schinkel.

At the Konzerthaus Berlin, the entire season will be dominated by the 200th anniversary of the venue's birth. On 26 May 1821, the classicist building on the Gendarmenmarkt was ceremonially opened with the first performance of Weber's "Freischütz".
The new programme is a retrospective: works by Carl Maria von Weber, Robert Schumann and Igor Stravinsky. On 26 May 2021, the Konzerthaus invites you to a glittering gala with a festive ceremony; the musical programme will be conducted by Christoph Eschenbach.

Konzerthaus Berlin program

Konzerthaus Berlin Anniversary Gala


Highlights from individual Berlin houses:
Music, theatre, comedy, variety

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Concert hall of the Philharmonie in Berlin - Concert of the Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle
Philharmonie: Concert hall © visitBerlin, Foto: Pierre Adenis
Berlin, Tiergarten, Konzert der Philharmoniker unter der Leitung von Dirigent Sir Simon Rattle in der Philharmonie, 30.12.2005

Kirill Petrenko is getting his second season with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra underway with the classical repertoire of German Romanticism: the programme includes Brahms, Strauss, Mendelssohn and Mozart.
Another focus of this season is world-famous Russian compositions. Rachmaninov's Francesca da Rimini, Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Shostakovich will all be performed.

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra program

Komische Oper Berlin

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Wit and irony, lightness and seriousness: the Komische Oper offers a music-theatre experience that appeals to all the senses. In the coming season Pierrot Lunaire, The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, The (Magical) Magic Flute and Iphigenia in Tauris will be performed. All performances will be subtitled in English, French and Turkish.
And during the Komische Oper Festival in June 2021, the premieres of the season will be performed once again.

Komische Oper Berlin program

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Exterior view of the Deutsche Oper in Berlin
Deutsche Oper Berlin © Leo Seidel


Deutsche Oper Berlin program

Deutsches Theater Berlin

Exterior view of the Deutsches Theater in Berlin
Deutsches Theater in Berlin © Arno Declair


Deutsches Theater Berlin program

Maxim Gorki Theater

Exterior view of the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin
Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Kristin Buller


Maxim Gorki Theater program

Volksbühne Berlin

Exterior view of the Volksbühne Berlin
Theater Volksbühne © Volksbühne


Volksbühne Berlin program


Exterior view of the Schaubühne in Berlin-Chalottenburg
Schaubühne Berlin © © Gianmarco Bresadola
Nutzung ausschliesslich gegen Honorar (+MwSt.) bei Urhebervermerk und Beleg.
Gianmarco B


Schaubühne program

Renaissance Theater

Exterior view of the Renaissance-Theater in Berlin-Chalottenburg
Renaissance-Theater Berlin © Alamy Stock Photo, Foto: Arco Images GmbH


Renaissance Theater program

The GRIPS-Theatre

Theatre Grips in Berlin
"Pünktchen und Anton" in the Grips Theater © David Baltzer/


Grips Theater program

Schlosspark Theater

Exterior view of the Schlosspark Theater in Berlin Steglitz
Schlosspark Theater Berlin © Pressestelle BA Steglitz-Zehlendorf


Schlosspark Theater program

Die Stachelschweine

Die Stachelschweine
Die Stachelschweine © Foto: Derdehmel/Urbschat


Die Stachelschweine program

Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin

© Friedrichstadt-Palast, Foto: Bernd Brundert

After extensive renovation work on the listed building, Europe's leading revue theatre will open in 2021 with a ravishing show:  
The VIVID Grand Show, a rapid as well as a barnstorming declaration of love to life, is the return of the international dance ensemble under the direction of Alexandra Georgieva to the world's largest theatre stage - naturally with the traditional line-up of girls!

Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin program

Tipi am Kanzleramt

view of the Tipi am Kanzleramt near Tiergarten
Tipi am Kanzleramt © Michael Haddenhorst


Tipi Am Kanzleramt program

Wintergarten Varieté

high level juggling
high level juggling © Wintergarten Varieté 2016

Variety shows, music and dance are a great Berlin tradition! As early as 1900, the Wintergarten, then in Friedrichstraße, was one of the 80 or so leading variety theatres in the city.
For the 2020/21 stage season, things will look no different: Golden Years, a new 20s Variety Revue, comes to the stage. Elegant Varieté Noir, dazzling and opulent. Exciting: the then new images of women in the twenties will be transported into the present day by strong female artists and brought into focus.

Wintergarten Varieté program