If you do not speak or understand German, there are more than 200 performances every day in theatres or concert houses to see. Some venues have surtitles and there are many international artists and groups, festivals and tours in a range of languages.
Alongside spoken theatre you can also find many productions in the schedule that function totally without language. You can enjoy the new circus shows in the Chamäleon Theatre or the spectaculars in the Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin with no particular knowledge of German. We only mention dance and music, which of course function beyond language, for the sake of completeness. Use also the filter in the Schedule with the keywords ‘dance’, ‘concert’, 'show". Regular dance performances take place in the HAU Hebbel am Ufer, the Sophiensælen, the Ballhaus Ost or the Uferstudios.
Many venues outside of the repertory theatres produce festivals with international touring productions throughout the year. These are usually translated into German and / or English as the productions take place in their original language. It is therefore often worth taking a look at the festival page.