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 Deutsche Oper Berlin's international musical reputation is sealed by conductors such as Bruno Walter, Lorin Maazel, Christian Thielemann or Donald Runnicles. The current repertoire is distinguished by modern approaches to the great classical as well as contemporary operas.
The presentation of social satire in a contemporary theatrical style has been the credo of the four person cabaret ensemble the Stachelschweine. The streetwise cabaret actors drill into political phrases and social mores until they hit a nerve.
In the light-flooded Great Orangery, the Berlin Residence Orchestra presents musical masterpieces of the 17th and 18th centuries and takes you on a musical journey through time.
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.
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 Staatsballett Berlin (Berlin State Ballet) is one of the world's leading classical ballet companie. The focus of the artistic curation is to introduce and create new original works for the company as well as display the rich heritage of dance from its beginnings to the present day.
Since 2003 the Stage Theater des Westens - with its significant architectural and artistic achievement in the style of Wilhelmine historicism - hosts world wide hit musicals like "Mamma Mia!" or "Ich war noch niemals in New York".
The UNI.T, the theatre of the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) offers students the invaluable opportunity to try out what it is like on stage and behind the scenes.
The Vaganten Bühne is located just off Kurfürstendamm. The programme of this small theatre comprises contemporary drama, modern classics and literary parodies.