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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.

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.

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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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.

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    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.

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