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Theatres & venues in Berlin

Berlin is a stage unto itself

Show THE ONE at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin
Show at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin © Foto: Sven Darmer

What’s on on Berlin’s stages?

In addition to the well-known houses with illustrious names such as the Friedrichstadt-Palast, there is also a lively off- and cabaret scene in Berlin.
Stars from all over the world perform in the large halls and arenas, or athletes engage in exciting competitions. The Wuhlheide Open Air in the Parkbühne Wuhlheide with many well-known musicians and bands has long been known beyond the borders of Berlin as a summer highlight.

All dates for your event can be found in Berlin's largest events calendar at We have put together a selection of recommendations for each day in the daily tips. And in the visitBerlin blog we have compiled selected tips for your weekend in Berlin.

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.

The Shakespeare theatre Globe Berlin can be found in the Charlottenburg district: Until the construction of the circular theatre building near the Spree is possible, a catwalk-like ring of stacked wooden components of the future Globe serves as an open-air stage. 

Revue and Varieté – Entertainment without langua

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.

Berlin classic-style

Berlin has its classics – and not just as classical concerts or opera!

Berlin’s very own Friedrichstadt-Palast, home to the best in Las Vegas-style entertainment, has been wowing audiences since 1984 – and long gained classic status!

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Theatres without German language skills

Entertainment without language barrier

Conservatory Hall in Berlin
Radialsystem V
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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.

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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    Sport venues

    Fascinating arenas with spectacular atmosphere

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

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    Fairs & 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.

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