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.
200 years of the Konzerthaus Berlin
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.
Highlights from individual Berlin houses:
Music, theatre, comedy, variety
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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.
Komische Oper Berlin
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.
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Deutsches Theater Berlin
Maxim Gorki Theater
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!
Tipi am Kanzleramt
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.