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Berlin is a stage unto itself

Komische Oper audience hall
Komische Oper © Gunnar Geller

What’s on on Berlin’s stages?

Besides the widely known venues with their colourful names like the Friedrichstadt-Palast, Berlin also has a vibrant alternative and small-scale arts scene. The major stadiums and arenas provide a stage for stars from all over the world or host exciting sports competitions. Find the dates for all the events you’re looking for in Berlin’s most comprehensive event calendar on visitBerlin.de. Our daily tips list select recommendations for each day.

Curtain up for Berlin

Where to go in Berlin? Around 150 theatres and play stages raise the curtain every night in Berlin. No fewer than three opera houses make Berlin a hot-spot for classical music. Add eight major orchestras with famous conductors waving their batons. The theatres’ programmes include both well-known classics and audacious avant-garde.

The Deutsches Theater, the Schaubühne and the Berliner Ensemble continue to write theatre history to this day. Dancing, revue shows and spectacular stage sets: the musicals put on by the Theater des Westens and the opulent shows hosted by the Friedrichstadt-Palast are nothing short of enchanting. Share a laugh at the expense of daily insanity at the city’s cabaret shows. Or check out the stunning acrobatics, comedy and small performances in the German capital’s many vaudeville shows and cosier stages.

Our tips on sports highlights and trade fairs

In Berlin, athletes and fans have the home advantage. Germany’s capital is fan city number one. There’s hardly another city anywhere in the world that offers so much world-class sport all through the year. Go see a home match by one of Berlin’s major teams: football, handball, basketball, volleyball or ice hockey – take your pick.
Berlin is also a top-league player when it comes to trade fairs and congresses. Major trade fairs like the ITB or the International Green Week attract visitors from all over the world.

  • home game Hertha BSC Berlin

    Sport venues

    Fascinating arenas with spectacular atmosphere

    Doesn’t matter if soccer or cycling: Guaranteed Fun and Action in Berlins history-charged sport venues!

  • City Cube in Berlin

    Faris & conventions

    Visit some of the world’s most important conferences in Berlin

    Berlin is a premier European capital for trade fairs and congresses, with a packed calendar and venues offering outstanding facilities.

Berlin is a stage unto itself

Be there every evening when Berlin’s stages show you love, laughter and sorrow. High-profile opera or classical music concerts, theatre plays with long traditions or entertainment shows and musicals: there’s a matching venue for any event here. Berlin’s venues are as diverse as the events they host. There’s always something going on in Germany’s capital, any time of the day, every day of the year – events, highlights, entertainment and culture. Berlin is 365/24.

Concert hall of the Philharmonie in Berlin - Concert of the Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle

Where the music plays

Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Mozart and Vivaldi: There are many concert halls in Berlin where you can hear classical music. We have summarised the most famous ones in our blog.

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Popular tickets for our visitors

Get tickets for the event you’re keen on right here online. Plan your trip to Berlin in advance and enjoy your evenings here free of stress. We have the tickets you’re after. You’re only three minutes away from them.

  • The One Grand Show

    Pure glamour with costumes by Jean Paul Gautier. More than 100 artists on the biggest theatre stage in the world.

  • Disneys Der Glöckner von Notre Dame
    Erleben Sie Disneys Musical-Meisterwerk DER GLÖCKNER VON NOTRE DAME im traditionsreichen Stage Theater des Westens Berlin, das erstmals auch die Rolle des Produzenten einnimmt.
  • Ghost - Das Musical

    Erleben Sie ab Dezember 2017 GHOST - Das Musical im STAGE Theater des Westens Berlin.

  • Stars in Concert
    Seit 20 Jahren entführt "Stars in Concert", Berlins No. 1 Live Show, das Publikum in die glitzernde Welt des Showbusiness. Dabei spielt die fulminante Show mit der perfekten Täuschung...
  • Blue Man Group

    Discover a new dimension of live entertainment with the Blue Men: multimedia, surprising, innovative. Unique in Europe. Only in Berlin.

  • The Tap Pack

    The Tap Pack

    The Tap-Dance Tornadoes from Down Under!

    Cool classics with a fresh twist: They pick up where the legendary "The Rat Pack" (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.) left off in the swinging sixties. The furious five tap dancers present powerful choreographies to the musical classics of both yesteryear and tomorrow in a performance that is energy-laden, explosive and presented with a generous portion of good old down-to-earth sex appeal.

  • Madi - Zelt der Sinne

    Der Zauber des Morgenlandes, das Flair von Tausendundeiner Nacht – das finden Sie in einmaliger Weise mitten in Berlin. Erleben Sie magische Momente – und erfreuen Sie sich dabei an ausgesuchten kulinarischen Köstlichkeiten.

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  • Quatsch Comedy Club Berlin next to the Friedrichstadt-Palast

    Quatsch Comedy Club Berlin

    The crucible of Germany’s comedy talent

    At the Quatsch Comedy Club, well-known veterans meet undiscovered talent. Be the jury and crown the up-and-coming comedians.

  • Tempodrom - concerts and congresses in Berlin

    Tempodrom

    A concrete circus

    A big top made of concrete, and under it comedy, a conference or a concert. Welcome to Berlin’s Tempodrom!