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Festival in Klosterstrasse

As part of the Kultursommerfestival Berlin 2023, the creative people of Klosterstraße are celebrating a big summer party with Club Oval, U20 Poetry Slam, ErnarZeit & TD Berlin. Young poets, dance battle and 20 years of TD Berlin: a totally wild summer day for young and old from dawn to dusk.

With the U20 Poetry Slam, the summer festival opens at 6 p.m. on Klosterstrasse. Slammers and performers are invited to join in the inner courtyard of Podewil.

From 7 p.m. the Tanzkomplizen will take over the stage on Klosterstrasse with a crossover dance battle at Club Oval. Three teams from the most diverse dance scenes compete here with their own choreography, soloists* get one minute to convince the audience and the jury of their performances.

At the end of the evening, TD Berlin celebrates its 20th birthday. Interventions, installations, music and fireworks can be enjoyed in the inner courtyard and foyer of TD Berlin from 8 p.m.


10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: ErnarZeit presents a fairy tale world tour!

Podewil courtyard

The ErnarZeit storytellers Sabine Kolbe and Johanna Wollin present exciting and poetic stories for elementary school students in grades 2 and 3.

Space quotas limited. Pre-registration via email to is requested.

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.: DJ Fresh - in front of the Podewil

6 p.m.: U 20 Poetry Slam - Podewil inner courtyard

U20 Poetry Slam is a game with language. Whether poetry, rap, freestyle, poetry or stories, everything is slam poetry when it is spoken and performed. Slammers Welcome!

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Club Oval – Crossover Dance Battle - in front of the Podewil

A talent for improvisation and a playful fighting spirit are required here. First, eight dancers present different dance scenes with their favorite songs. Afterwards, soloists battle to each other's favorite songs in a surprising DJ mix.

The fusion of dance styles is unique: Krump, contemporary dance, hip hop, African dance and much more. During the breaks, the audience is invited to dance themselves.

8 p.m.: FOYER TOTAL – 20 years of TD

For its 20th birthday, TD Berlin is celebrating the foyer as the theatre's most convivial side room! Toast with old and new companions in a champagne mood and party whispers and remember or forget. We're celebrating a rolling unfocused party looking forward to 20 more seasons - with pop-up interventions, installation, music and fireworks from LED chandeliers at the Fernsehturmblick.

Prior registration is requested at
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