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?
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
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 berlinale.de.
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?
- 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
- Silent film with orchestra accompaniment: 24 Euro
- 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".