The Berliner Ensemble is named after Bertolt Brecht’s world famous company and is one of the most famous theatres in Germany. It concentrates on contemporary writing and topics, following the tradition of Brecht and Heiner Müller.
Berliner Festspiele stand for a cultural programme where the new becomes visible. All year round, Berliner Festspiele host a multitude of festivals, exhibitions and individual events in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele and the Gropius Bau.
The Brotfabrik is an independent venue for touring shows and Berlin's independent scene. The programme evidence a diverse range of forms and genres, from plays, performance, dance and musical theatre to improvisation, puppet and object theatre.
HKW creates a forum for the contemporary arts and critical debates. In the midst of global and planetary transformation processes, HKW re-explores artistic positions, scientific concepts, and spheres of political activity.
The Heimathafen Neukölln presents a varied programme of plays, musicals, concerts, readings and new theatre forms with the motto "WE ARE THE PEOPLE'S THEATRE".
The Komödie am Kurfürstendamm remains one of the best addresses for sophisticated, metropolitan entertainment theatre in Germany even in its transitional quarter in the Schiller Theater.
The Pfefferberg Theatre in Prenzlauer Berg offers shows for children and grown up theatre-lovers , lovingly restored Pfefferberg beer hall. The theatre also host to the fabulous Hexenberg Ensemble and their classical works.
Podewil is the headquarters of the Kulturprojekte Berlin non-profit organisation. The completely renovated theatre in the building has established itself as the second home of the GRIPS Theatre since 2009. In addition, the baroque palace houses many other cultural projects.
Since the middle of the '90s the unique programming concept of the Renaissance Theatre has dedicated itself to international contemporary drama. Alongside there are readings and events such as the 'Literary Forays' and a musical literary programme.
The Free Theatre Space TAK is directed since the beginning of 2018 by a collective of artistic groups which understands itself as a model possibility within the discussion conducted between state theatre and free theatre scene about the future of theatre structures.
As an intimate literary stage the Theater im Palais seeks to foster the tradition of Berlin's cultural, literary and historical past and present with literary musical evenings, performances, touring productions, matinées and readings by authors.
Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte is the central production space and communication platform for the independent performing arts in Berlin. The studio space and its extensive open area make the Theaterhaus a lively and diverse space for independent theatre.
The Vaganten Bühne is located just off Kurfürstendamm. The programme of this small theatre comprises contemporary drama, modern classics and literary parodies.
The Fourth World in Kreuzberg is a production platform organized by artists, a performative thought space, an interface between discourse & art and a venue.
Since its opening in 1914, the building on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz has been invested in the development and impact of new production methods. Theatre, dance, performance, music, cinema, visual arts and digital media merge here under one roof.