The presentation of social satire in a contemporary theatrical style has been the credo of the cabaret ensemble the Stachelschweine. The streetwise cabaret actors drill into political phrases and social mores until they hit a nerve.
Die Wühlmäuse receive renowned comedians and cabaret stars who find their Berlin home here. Die Wühlmäuse also presents readings and concerts alongside its cabaret and comedy programme.
The timely DISTEL (Thistle) Cabaret Theatre has consistently dedicated itself to up to the minute political satire: with varied line up of entertainment with plenty of live music, biting parodies, humorous sketches and sarcastic songs.
Since 1994 DOCK 11 has presented international productions of dance, theatre, film, performance, literature, visual art and design in a varied weekly programme.
The English Theatre Berlin is the only theatre in Berlin to exclusively present and produce English-speaking plays and performances, showing in-house productions as well as hosting national and international guests.
The Friedrichstadt-Palast continues the glamorous tradition of show entertainment in Berlin. Its spectacular show programme of architectural and technical showstoppers is unique.
The Galli Theatre Berlin is a favoured location for art, culture and encounter. It is situated in the charming ambience of the creative quarter of the Heckmann Höfe, next to the Jewish synagogue in Berlin's Mitte district.
In wintertime, the Glaspalast is transformed into a treasure chest for fairytale fans: the campfires blaze, the Nordmann firs spray a wintery scent and the fireplace inside turns the glass greenhouse into a cosy place.
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 Grips Theater forged the idea of an "emancipated theatre". Grips is a theatre for all generations, cultures and levels of society. It is post-elite and anti-pompous - a contemporary popular and political theatre of the people.
The Halle Tanzbühne Berlin is the production house and venue of the dance ensemble toula limanaios. The space in the historically listed 19th century sports hall opened in 2000 and it has subsequently been the workplace of many other artists as well.
HAU Hebbel am Ufer presents contemporary artistic perspectives at the cutting edge of theatre, dance and performance. In addition the programme regularly also features music, visual art and discourse.
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 Kleine Theater (Small Theatre) has been a much regarded "gem" of literary and musical entertainment since 1974, attracting neighbours, theatre lovers from all over Berlin and surroundings as well as international visitors to Berlin.
The institution is known as one of the highest profile opera houses in the German-speaking world and has been on the vanguard of developments in contemporary and varied musical theatre time and time again.
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 Konzerthaus Berlin offers a widely diverse programme of symphonies, chamber music, musical theatre productions, children's concerts, early and contemporary music.
The Landesmusikakademie Berlin invites people to experience music and produce it themselves. The academy's varied programme includes workshops, festivals as well as projects for schools.
The Gorki mission is to open up to people regardless of their origins. Alongside productions of classics the artistic formats reflect the aesthetic diversity of contemporary theatre and include premieres of new writing, contemporary pieces and research projects.
The Monbijou Theatre's application for special permission to use the playground in Monbijou Park was rejected for the first time in 20 years. This means that the amphitheatre and the beach bar "Strandbar Mitte" will no longer exist here for the time being.
The Neuköllner Oper (Opera Neukölln) has established itself as the fourth and smallest opera house for contemporary musical theatre in Berlin. The pieces react innovatively to contemporary and social processes.
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.
The Pierre Boulez Saal is the new concert hall in Berlin, founded by Daniel Barenboim and designed by Frank Gehry. The programme of the first season will present masterpieces of the classical, romantic and contemporary repertoire as well as new productions and world premieres, jazz and music from the Middle East and North Africa.