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Independent contemporary theatre

Theaterdiscounter showcases contemporary interpretations of classic stage plays. It even offers a loyalty card, where every sixth visit is free.


If there's a recipe for contemporary theatre, Theaterdiscounter seems to have found it.

The schedule is peppered with reinterpretations of classic pieces as well as experimental projects and performances. The directors tell well-known stories in unconventional ways and are always making use of new forms of staging. The list of ingredients for each piece always includes a bit of willingness to break out of the box of traditional theatre.

Culture discounter

Theaterdiscounter was founded in 2003 as an independent theatre on Oranienburger Straße in Berlin's Mitte district. In early 2009, the ensemble moved to its present venue in the former East Berlin telephone exchange office near Alexanderplatz. The theatre specialises in rapid turnaround times, taking only a few weeks from the germ of an idea to be ready for opening night. The pieces are produced in such a way that gets them before the customer as quickly and affordably as possible, just like the grocery discount chains that inspired the theatre's name. In the end, the quality's there even if the piece has come together in less than a month.

One special feature is the 370 m² theatre with an open and flexible concept that allows it to be freely configured for each piece.

In addition to the main theatre, Theaterdiscounter also has offices and rehearsal rooms and storage and workshop areas. All of the rooms can be rented for outside events when the there are no performances scheduled. The corresponding sound, lighting, and video technology is already on hand. Variable stage and auditorium platforms give organisers the flexibility they require for their event.

Tickets and ticket prices

Tickets are available directly on the website. You can also put tickets on hold and collect them at will-call 30 minutes before curtain. Tickets are also available at the box office, which always opens one hour before curtain. Regular tickets are available for €13 and €8 for reductions. Our recommendation: get the loyalty card where every sixth play is free.