Since 1994 DOCK 11 has presented international productions of dance, theatre, film, performance, literature, visual art and design in a varied weekly programme. In 2009 a production and residency centre was added to the institution in Pankow, called EDEN*****, with five large studios and two villas. DOCK 11 and EDEN***** are a lively meeting place for creative people from a variety of disciplines.
DOCK 11 was founded in 1994 in the old factory buildings from 1885 in Kastanienallee in Prenzlauer Berg. Renovated piece by piece from private funds, the original state of the spaces has been restored and two large dance studios and a cafe have been instituted. In 1996 the theatre space was added as a venue. In 2015 a new third hall was opened on the ground floor as a studio for productions and courses with adjacent pop-up shop for fashion labels.
Seeing the need for production and rehearsal space grow continually, the founders leased a 4,980 m2 site in Pankow which is where EDEN***** subsequently opened in 2009 with two villas, a coach house and two newly-built studio complexes with five studios (150 - 300 m2) surrounded by extensive gardens. The spaces are available for productions and residencies from different artistic disciplines and the old building also houses a café, open to the public.
DOCK11 and EDEN***** continuously offer courses in dance, yoga and pilates catering for 300 people of all ages a week from beginners to professionals, creating a lively meeting place for artists, movement enthusiasts and audiences.