The show goes on! Instead of simply dropping the curtain in times of Corona crisis, many Berlin theatres have put together creative digital programmes. So you can experience exciting dramas, sparkling comedies and unusual experiments from Berlin's theatres from home.
We wish you good entertainment!
The Deutsches Theater satisfies your longing for exciting performances when it's not possible to see them live.
On the website of the Deutsches Theater you can find the free stream of the month with an outstanding production, for example, in February there is The Plague based on the novel by Albert Camus. In addition, the website offers numerous bonus materials and documentaries to browse and watch.
The Schaubühne's online programme is a veritable treasure trove for all theatre fans, hiding a rich treasure trove of current and historical productions. You can also find documentaries and the exciting discussion events "Streitraum" and "Streit ums Politische", which are streamed live from the auditorium.
"BE at home" is the name of the Berliner Ensemble's innovative digital offering, which the theatre has continued to expand in recent months. In February, Bertolt Brecht's "Coriolan" will be shown in a recording from 1978 in the historical Brecht stream. In addition, you can accompany Luk Perceval in the rehearsals of "Exil" in the web series "Exil/Backstage", listen to the voices from an empty theatre or deal with the pressing questions about the Coroam crisis in the #bedenkzeit.
In the digital Volksbühne you can see a selection of the theatre's productions, such as Metamorphosen as a digital premiere in February and Morning becomes Elektra. You also have the opportunity to follow exciting debates on current topics.
Maxim Gorki Theater
The ensemble of the Maxim Gorki Theatre currently has a lot to offer you online: Every month there is a play to stream. In February, the theatre is showing Hamlet (with English subtitles), probably one of the most famous plays ever. The production takes a completely new - and comedic - perspective on the material by showing it as a reflection on a united Germany.
On the website of the Gorki Theatre you can also find the STUDIO Я, the platform for discussions and exchange, where new ways are tried out and existing thought patterns are questioned.
Maxim Gorki Theater
Hebbel am Ufer
The three stages of the Hebbeltheater have now been joined by a fourth, the virtual HAU4. Dance performances, short films, exciting projects and stimulating discussions take place here. Thus HAU4 becomes an equal complement to the analogue theatre spaces.
Willkommen! And bienvenue! Welcome! to the Quarieté of the Wintergarten. Take a seat in the virtual theatre hall and watch the most beautiful shows of the past years. With your donation you support the Varieté so that it can hopefully welcome you back soon in the beautiful hall of the real Wintergarten.
"Anyone who loses their sense of humour now has not yet understood the seriousness of the situation." says the website of the Distel cabaret theatre, which has put a programme online as Distelflix. In the current satirical episodes in the "Quarabarett = Quarantine Cabaret", world events are commented on in the usual satirical manner. In addition, the Distelflix shows you scenes and songs from various programmes and thus keeps you amused.
On the Schlosspark Theatre's YouTube portal you can see backstage impressions, trailers and streams. The host Dieter Hallervorden also has his lockdown meeting there.
Although no live streams or recordings can be accessed on the Renaissance Theatre website, it does introduce you to well-known actors and actresses who have left a lasting mark on the Berlin theatre scene in the Berlin Portrait Gallery.
The Berliners have not fallen silent, because the BKA Theatre continues to play. In the livestream on the BKA website you can listen to concerts with Berlin songs, performances of contemporary music and amusing late night talk. With voluntary Antivirus Livestream tickets for 5, 10, 20 or 40 euros, you can support the BKA Theatre.
#WirSindZuAberWirSindDa!“ heißt es beim GRIPS Thetaer
Mit einem umfassenden Online-Spielplan und digitalen Programm-Angeboten auf allen Kanälen hält das GRIPS Theater gegen die Krise. Täglich findet ihr Beiträge auf Social Media. Auf „grips.online“ könnt ihr euch über das gesamte Programm informieren. Jeden Freitag ab 18 Uhr wird für eine Woche der Mitschnitt eines der GRIPS-Kinderstücke kostenfrei gestreamt. Für Kindern und Jugendlichen gibt es zusätzlich Beiträgen zum Mitmachen auf der Seite.
Prime Time Theater
The doors of the Prime Time Theatre are also closed at the moment, but we still don't want you to miss out on laughing. That's why you can rent or buy the comedy "No Time for Piccolo". The first Prime Time Theatre production made directly for the big screen offers wild chases, original ideas and, of course, lots of wry humour.
Die Tanzkomplizen vermitteln die Kunstform Tanz an junge Menschen. Da sie aktuell nicht wie gewohnt ihre Stücke in der Schillertheater-Werkstatt in Charlottenburg zeigen können, laden sie euch auf ihre virtuelle Bühne ein. Wöchentlich werden neue Workshops zum Mitmachen veröffentlicht.
The Galli Theatre has published an online playbill where you can find not only plays for children and adults, but also digital workshops and theatre courses for children and young people. The ensemble regularly performs plays via livestream to maintain the live character - a nice alternative to bingewatching.
In a virtual theatre hall, DOCK 11 experiments with new formats: You watch dance films and can take dance lessons online. In February, the video recording of the latest production Come as you are # Part 2 will run.
In the digital offer of Theatre Thikwa you can see the play Vertigo in February, which is also available with subtitles and audio description.
We provide further information here about digital offers of the Berlin cultural scene for the time of the lockdown. Stay safe!