Theatres & venues in Berlin (2024)

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.

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© Stage Entertainment Theatre of the West Berlin’s traditional stage for musicals!
© Foto: Darek Gontarski / Gestaltung: TIPI AM KANZLERAMT Cabaret in Berlin’s government quarter
Estrel Showtheater: Stars in Concert The show must go on
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  • Heiner Müller – Quartett. Material A memory with Corinna Harfouch, Oscar Olivo and others
© Chamäleon Theater CHAMÄLEON Berlin Contemporary circus is flourishing in the heart of Berlin!
© ADMIRALSPALAST Admiralspalast A long tradition of the best in entertainment
© Die Bar jeder Vernunft, Foto: XAMAX (Max Schroeder) BAR JEDER VERNUNFT 1920s charm in a glittering ‘mirror’ tent

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.

  • © Foto: Thomas Grünholz Classicism meets avant garde Theatres Berlin is home to dozens of theatres, and an even wider variety of theatrical styles: discover everything from Brecht to Billy Elliot. Show details
  • © Tourismusverein Berlin Treptow-Köpenick e.V. ( Where rorty rock musicians encounter divine violinists Concerts Being a cultural hub, it's no surprise that Berlin attracts all the top acts in music, whether that's pop, rock, classical, jazz or beyond. Show details

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!

  • © visitBerlin, Foto: Diana Häner Refurbishing a renowned heritage opera house Staatsoper Unter den Linden Explore 250 years of opera history! While Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden is extensively renovated, take a peek behind the scenes on a Show details
  • © Friedrichstadt-Palast The world’s biggest theatre stage – with stunning Vegas-style productions Friedrichstadt-Palast You save 25% Friedrichstadt-Palast in the heart of Berlin is famed for its must-see grand shows, glitz and glamour – and all shows are ideal for Show details

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  • The show must go on Estrel Showtheater: Stars in Concert Frank Sinatra, Elvis or ABBA – the show goes on in Berlin. Let’s hear it for Stars in Concert! Show details
  • © Lothar Bladt Stunning acrobatic acts under a canopy of stars Wintergarten Varieté You save 25% The Wintergarten is home to great entertainment – music, variety, dance and shows. Discover an irresistible mix of acrobatics, sketches and Show details
  • © Foto: Thomas Grünholz Traditional boulevard theatre, currently closed. Komödie am Kurfürstendamm Please note: The Komödie am Kurfürstendamm is currently closed and will open on 12 March 2023 at the Theater am Potsdamer Platz. Show details
  • © Leo Seidel Grand emotions in Berlin’s largest opera house Deutsche Oper Berlin In the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the city’s largest opera house, you can enjoy world-renowned operas with a great view of the stage from all Show details

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Friedrichstadt-Palast in the heart of Berlin is famed for its must-see grand shows, glitz and glamour – and all shows are ideal for international guests!

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Estrel Showtheater: Stars in Concert

Frank Sinatra, Elvis or ABBA – the show goes on in Berlin. Let’s hear it for Stars in Concert!

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Blue Man Group

Anyone expecting a peaceful night out should look elsewhere. The show offers rocking percussion, entertaining comedy, and intense bursts of colour. You even might become part of the show - be surprised and engage while the Blue Men reinvent themselves again and again.

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Read more Wintergarten Varieté Wintergarten Varieté

Wintergarten Varieté

The Wintergarten is home to great entertainment – music, variety, dance and shows. Discover an irresistible mix of acrobatics, sketches and surprises!

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Read more CHAMÄLEON Berlin CHAMÄLEON Berlin


Are you ready for a roller-coaster ride of emotions? The spectacular Chameleon Theater offers an irresistible mix of laughter, amazement and thrills. Here, where Nouveau Cirque is at home in Berlin, you can enjoy acrobatics, music, dance, drama and …

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The Sophiensaele earned an invitation to Theatertreffen 1997 with its very first production, Allee der Kosmonauten by and thus established its international reputation. Since then, they have become a mainstay of the independent …

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The radialsystem is a genuine magnet for inspiration and culture, where you can experience music, art and dance. Best of all is the large open-air terrace with sun deck. - Certified with Sustainable Tourism Berlin

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Berliner Residenz Konzerte

Wearing costumes appropriate to the period, the Berlin Residence Orchestra presents the finest musical treasures of the 17th and 18th century with a Prussian flair. Listen to the same music that royalty once listened to in the magnificent surroundings of Charlottenburg Palace.

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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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    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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Theatres & venues in Berlin (2024)


Theatres & venues in Berlin? ›

Curtain up for Berlin

Where to go in Berlin? Around 150 theatres and play stages raise the curtain every night in Berlin.

How many theaters are there in Berlin? ›

Curtain up for Berlin

Where to go in Berlin? Around 150 theatres and play stages raise the curtain every night in Berlin.

What is the largest theater in Berlin? ›

Glamorous costumes, breathtaking stage settings, stunning dance routines and great music – the Friedrichstadt-Palast is the European location closest to the glitz of Las Vegas! With almost 1,900 seats, it is the largest revue theatre in Europe, unique in its programme and dimensions.

What shows to see in Berlin? ›

1. FALLING | IN LOVE Grand Show at Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin. 91% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher. FALLING | IN LOVE is a thriving fantasy.

What is the oldest theater in Berlin? ›

Maxim Gorki Theater
Coordinates52°31′08″N 13°23′43″E
Years active1827–present
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How much is a cinema ticket in Berlin? ›

pricing & tickets
Tu. - Thu.Fr. - Su.
Everyday-Ticket10,90 €12,00 €
overlength movies from 120 minutes*11,40 €12,50 €
*)plus 0,50 € for evey other 30 minutes
U26-Ticket for everybody under 26 years7,00 €7,00 €
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Which city has the most theatres in the world? ›

Paris has the most cinemas (302) and cinema screens (1,003) in the world, while London has 108 cinemas and 566 screens. New York comes out top in terms of number of theatres. It has 420, compared to 353 in Paris, 230 in Tokyo, 214 in London and 184 in Istanbul.

What is the theatre capital of Germany? ›

With four major stage theaters, Hamburg is the German capital of musicals and regularly presents German, European and world premieres, such as Disney's HERCULES, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD and ROCKY, which was the first production created in Germany to be exported to Broadway and went on to win the Tony Award ...

Which is the largest IMAX in Berlin? ›

CineStar IMAX has blockbuster films and documentaries in English on the biggest screen in town, featuring IMAX quality of projection and sound.

What are the three opera houses in Berlin? ›

Berlin has 3 major opera houses: the Deutsche Oper, the Staatsoper and the Komische Oper. Latter one is the smallest of the three, however, in terms of quality no less than the others.

How many theatres does Berlin have? ›

There are around 150 theatres and play stages that raise the curtain every night in Berlin.

Are there any old parts of Berlin? ›

Not far away is the neighborhood Nikolaiviertel (Nikolas' Quarter), the origin of Berlin in the 13th century. However, there are hardly any original buildings left. One of them is the preserved historic St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche).

Is there an old city in Berlin? ›

The Nikolaiviertel, in German, is an area of Old town Berlin spread around the St. Nicholas church between the Museum island and Alexanderplatz. It's a core of medieval Berlin, but there's almost nothing left of the original due to WWII consequences.

How many opera houses are there in Berlin? ›

Berlin opera lovers have a choice of three renowned opera houses. The largest of these, the Deutsche Oper in Charlottenburg, can hold up to 1,850 people in its audiences.

How many films are made in Berlin every year? ›

Every year, over 300 national and international productions are shot in the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region.

Which country has the most theatres in the world? ›

China - 65,500 cinema screens. USA - 35,280 cinema screens. India - 11,962 cinema screens. UK - 3,402 cinema screens.

Which cities have the most movie theaters? ›

Among the most visited cities around the world, Paris topped the list of cities with the most number of theaters worldwide as of June 2020, with a total of 287. This was followed by London and New York.

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