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Jugendtheater im Kiez Die Unbehausten – Das Battle um die Stadt im Theater an der Parkaue
Die Unbehausten im Theater an der Parkaue © Foto: Christian Brachwitz

Instead of simply letting the curtain fall in times of the Corona crisis, many Berlin cultural workers immediately sent a signal of solidarity - and that life goes on despite Corona. Within a very short time, Berlin's theatres and stages have put together a digital programme that is quite impressive. Enjoy!

Livestream HAU Hebbel am Ufer

© visitBerlin, Foto: Angela Kröll

Until 19 April, Hebbel am Ufer will be showing a selected online programme. The opening of the Spy on Me #2 festival has been moved to the HAU-YouTube channel in an "artistic manoeuvre for the digital present". This means that you can now watch theatre performances, discussions and dialogues, as well as selected films from the HAU from the comfort of your couch.

HAU Online Schedule

Livestream Schlosspark Theater

Schlosspark Theater 2
© Derdehmel/Urbschat

"Butterflies are free" is the current production of the Schlosspark Theater. A beautiful title fitting to spring, which feels a bit strange despite the splendour of blossoms and sunrays outside. Don't let it get you down and join the livestream on Facebook of this love story and comedy about growing up, which ran in the American original on Broadway in the late 60s.

Livestream Schlosspark Theater

Streaming Program of the Deutschen Oper Berlin

© Leo Seidel

The Deutsche Oper also offers you a great online programme for the long family evenings in times of the Corona crisis, also for children. Until 24 March, the Snow Queen takes you away to the far north. Further offers will follow. Planned are among others

  • 19 to 21 March: Janácek's "Jenufa" under the musical direction of Donald Runnicles and directed by Christof Loy (2014)
  • 21 to 23 March: Wagner's "Rienzi" in a production by Philipp Stölzl, conductor: Sebastian Lang-Lessing (2010)
  • 23 to 25 March: Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" in a production by Götz Friedrich, conductor: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (1995)
  • The youth production "LAUT!", for which rehearsals were already running, will be postponed.
  • The children's ballet training for the children's ballet company will be continued via online courses. 

Online program of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

Livestream of the BKA Theater Hauptstadtstudio

BKA Theater
© BKA Theater, Foto: Sven Ihlenfeld

The BKA Theatre has established its own BKA Theatre Capital Studio due to the nation's location. Here Edith Schröder informs about the situation of the stages in the capital and calls for support. The advance ticket sales for the time after the crisis is open, also the merchandise shop. All those of you who would like to support the BKA Theater additionally can purchase voluntary solidarity tickets or BKA Antivirus livestream tickets. Of course there will be streaming, too, the livestream events are marked in the programme.

Program of the BKA Theaters including the Livestream-Events

Here you can support your local artists

Stage of Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Stage of Haus der Berliner Festspiele © Chiussi/Agentur StandArt

Not only for the BKA Theater, but for many stages, theaters and cultural workers, the closures in the course of the Corona-Kirse represent an existential threat. You can help!

  • The initiative #meinekartemeinebühne, for example, calls for a sign of solidarity with the artists. If you can afford it, you can, for example, simply waive the refund of your ticket.
  • Through openPetition you can donate online for freelancers and artists during the Corona shutdown. Thanks!

We have collected further possibilities to support each other in times of crisis here for you.

Neighbourhood Assistance in Berlin

Further Livestreams:

Frau mit Smartphone fotografiert leuchtene Herzformen in der Stadt
© Getty Images, Foto: Artur Debat

Classical music in time of crisis

Please stay at home, especially when....

  • you have been in contact with people who have been infected with COVID-19
  • you yourself have COVID-19 symptoms
  • you were recently in one of the risk areas.

Here you can find important information about the Current situation in Berlin.

Josefine Köhn-Haskins


ist in München aufgewachsen, hat dort studiert und bei der SZ volontiert. Auf der Suche nach neuen Abenteuern entdeckte sie erst New York, dann Miami und berichtete als Trendscout und Korrespondentin für verschiedene Publikationen. Ihr Zuhause fand sie dann aber in Berlin. Fasziniert von den vielen Facetten der Stadt ist sie kreuz und quer in den Kiezen unterwegs und beschäftigt sich gerne mit Zukunftsideen und Smart City Konzepten für ein innovatives Berlin.


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