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Family trip to the theatre
Family trip to the theatre © Getty Images, Foto: Image Studios


More than just theatre: culture, ecology and community living

What began with peaceful squatting in 1979 has grown together into a unique alternative centre today. The international cultural centre ufaFabrik Berlin is located on the premises of the former UFA film laboratory, from which it derives its name, and is host to numerous cultural and social projects. A wide range of programmes consisting of theatre, concerts, cabaret, variety shows, dance, minor arts and literature awaits the visitor on the four stages of the ufaFabrik, among these the auditorium, the Varieté salon, the Wolfgang-Neuss salon and the canopied open-air theatre. International guest ensembles appreciate working with the ufaFabrik, because here they encounter a unique combination of living, working, culture, creativity and social life. As a project for alternative forms of living and working, the site of the ufaFabrik with its rooftop gardens, in-house organic bakery and decentralized energy supply has gained a reputation as the “green oasis in the big city”. Educational programmes, sports lessons and workshops for all age groups round off the diverse programmes offered on the 18,000 sqm premises of the ufaFabrik.

Children's activities at the ufaFabrik

Twice a year, at the huge Kinderzirkus (Children's Circus) Festival, visitors young and old can, for a small fee, marvel at what the four- to 16-year-olds have learned in the ufaFabrik circus courses: They balance on large gymnastic balls, juggling clubs, and other items, make viewers laugh as clowns or perform show-stopping moves as young break dancers. You'll also find a list of plays for children with affordable ticket prices. The English-language Playtypus Theater often puts on guest performances here. Before or after the performance you can fortify yourselves in the family-friendly Café Olé or visit the Ufa Children's Farm to feed the rabbits, watch the ponies and pigs and be slightly alarmed by the feisty, fenced-in geese.


Opening hours (additional information)
Mo - Sa  
10:00 - 18:00 Uhr  
10:00 - 14:00 Uhr