See stage adventures in the Hackesche Höfe courtyards with breathtaking acrobatics and comedy! Tickets for the stunning CHAMELEON Theater shows available here!
Are you ready for a roller-coaster ride of emotions? The spectacular Chameleon Theater offers an irresistible mix of laughter, amazement and thrills. Here, where Nouveau Cirque is at home in Berlin, you can enjoy acrobatics, music, dance, drama and comedy by the most successful talents on the international contemporary circus scene. These refreshingly different and creative shows have acrobats flying through the air and building daredevil human towers.
And they are perfect for an international audience – since the performers work without spoken language, the shows guarantee great entertainment without a language barrier!
How it all began
The Chameleon Theater is located at the heart of Berlin’s popular Hackesche Höfe courtyards, constructed in 1906 in an elaborate art nouveau style. Despite the heavy bombing of the city in the Second World War, the courtyards survived virtually unscathed. Under the division of Berlin directly after the war, the Hackesche Höfe were in the Soviet zone. Sadly, under the East German government, the buildings suffered years of neglect, with their magnificent rooms only used as warehouses.
The Hackesche Höfe courtyards were completely renovated after reunification, and immediately became one of the city’s key tourist attractions. In 2004, the historic ballroom hosting today’s shows was thoroughly renovated and restored to its original condition. Since then, the CHAMÄLEON Theater has become the focal point in Berlin for Nouveau Cirque – creative contemporary circus.
Today, the Hackesche Höfe courtyards are an acknowledged treasure among Berlin’s many architectural gems and testify to the glories of the Wilhelminian era in the early twentieth century.
Top-flight acrobats and breathtaking shows
The CHAMÄLEON Theater has gained an enviable reputation far beyond the borders of Berlin’s variety theatre scene. Every season, it hosts new spectacular premières with celebrated ensembles – including such major successes as LOFT, myLIFE, FLiP, DUMMY and Wunderkammer. The new show Humans starts from 3 September 2021.
From the moment the house lights dim, audiences are enthralled by the exciting adventures on stage, leaving everyday life behind. With the CHAMÄLEON’s record of outstanding international successes, no wonder every new season here is a memorable event. Yet whatever the individual shows may bring, the signature acts ensure a vibrant and exciting mix of comedy, drama and acrobatics at dizzying heights. Entering the CHAMÄLEON’s auditorium, a beautifully restored historic ballroom, is like travelling back in time to the early twentieth century – except with every modern convenience, including meals, snacks, wine and cocktails from the bar!
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