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How to get your ticket for the Berlinale

Berlinale: The ticket line of the International Film Festival Berlin Internationalen Filmfestspiele Berlin
Berlinale: The ticket line © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

The Berlinale begins on 20 February. The programme will be published on 11 February so that you can plan. An overview of the films can already be found online on the Berlinale website.

And as every year, the most urgent question is: How do I get tickets? We have created an overview for you, when and where you can buy your tickets.

When can you buy tickets?

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The advance booking starts on February 17 at 10 am. Tickets for all movies it always three days in advance (so on Monday for Thursday, on Tuesday for Friday).

Tickets for the following screenings will be available from February 17:

  • all on public day (Sunday, March 1)
  • in the Friedrichstadt Palace
  • in the HAU Hebbel
  • Berlinale Goes Kiez

You can buy two tickets per film, with Generation it's five tickets.

Where can you buy tickets? The ticket boxes

Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
© visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Berlinale 2016

Central ticket sales take place daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at these pre-sale points:

  • In the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden at Potsdamer Platz in the shopping mall U-Bahn Potsdamer Platz
  • In the International Cinema Karl-Marx-Allee 33 / corner Schillingstraße, center subway Schillingstraße
  • Audi City Berlin Kurfürstendamm 195, Wilmersdorf U-Bahn Uhlandstraße  

You can also buy tickets at the Eventim theatre box offices and online at

Tip: In our Berlin Tourist Info you can get your tickets - without queuing. It's plus an advance booking fee of 2 Euro / ticket. The Berlin Tourist Info im Europa-Center opens extra half an hour earlier, i.e. already at 9:30 a.m. from Febraury 17  until February 29.

And what do the Berlinale tickets cost?

an der Kinokasse
Am Ticketschalter © Getty Images, Foto: Denkou Images

All performances

  • if not stated otherwise: 13 Euro
  • Competition in the Berlinale Palast: 16 euros
  • Opening at the Friedrichstadt-Palast: 16 Euro
  • Berlinale Special Gala premieres at the Berlinale Palast and Friedrichstadt-Palast: 16 Euro
  • All performances on the public day on 1 March: 10 euros


  • All performances, also on the Berlinale Public Day: 5 Euro

Berlinale Classics

  • Silent film with orchestra accompaniment: 24 Euro

Forum Expanded

  • Programmes under 50 minutes in length: 8 Euro
  • Group exhibition Part of the Problem: 8 / 6 Euro

Tips for newcomers to the Berlinal queue:


Long queues will be waiting for you at the ticket offices of the Berlinale. Therefore you should have everything ready when it's your turn. Each film has its own ticket code number. Please state this at the box office and not the title, cinema and time. If you have any questions, ask them beforehand while waiting, then everyone will be happy to help and give valuable tips.

And one more thing - among film fans the code of honour applies: "We don't push ahead".

Kristin: visitBerlin-Bloggerin unter


doesn't smile on fotos. But in real life she enjoys with a smile in her face Berlin's rich cultural life - the metropolis both in front of and behind the scenes. Her favourite season is the Berlinale, then she spends 10 days watching movies and writing about them in the blog.


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