Berlin’s theatres are architecturally diverse as well as diverse in their programmes. Every house is characterised by its history, architecture, the workshops for masks, costume, sets and technical equipment as well as their production processes. Guided tours give you fascinating insights behind the scenes and into the everyday life of the theatre. For tours in English, please see each theatres’ individual sites.
Architecture & Behind the scenes
Be it classical, baroque or Bauhaus – every facade hides a fascinating story. With a peek behind the scenes, in the stores, workshops, prop shops and wardrobes, the creative process can be explored from the first design to the premiere of the opera or theatre productions as well as the technical and organisational procedures.
For the Blind and Partially Sighted
On stage there isn’t just a lot to discover visually– in these inclusive tours for the blind and partially sighted you can touch costumes, wigs and even stage blood.
For Children and Young People
Every theatre is its own small world with totally different sets, professions and processes. Many different people work behind the scenes in order to put on a play or concert on stage. In these tours children and young people can discover how a stage is set up, what it looks like backstage and how many different jobs there are in a theatre.
Independent Scene // External Opportunities
The independent theatre scene in Berlin is large: there are more than 400 independently produced professional theatre and dance groups presenting their work outside of the large state funded houses. The independent scene also offers many ways to find out more, through tours, workshops and discussion formats.