The SCHAUBUDE BERLIN has been located at a historical site for puppet theatre since 1993 and is Berlin's central venue for contemporary puppet, character and object theatre. For more than 20 years, the theatre in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg district has been a lively location for intensive artistic encounters - a site for creative dialogue between human and material.
The regular evening and matinée programme which changes each week presents premieres, special guest productions, thematic touring series and festivals such as the international festival of young puppet, character and object theatre Versuchung (Temptation). The SCHAUBUDE BERLIN is a venue for Berlin's independent groups as well as national and international ensembles from the genre. Other forms of artistic examination also include the annual Academy Day which showcases work from the puppetry department of the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts. The SCHAUBUDE BERLIN also cooperates with schools and kindergartens, providing cultural education. A changing programme of exhibitions in the foyer also enriches the cityscape of the periphery of Prenzlauer Berg.
Tim Sandweg takes over the artistic direction of the SCHAUBUDE BERLIN with the 2015/16 season. He succeeds Silvia Brendenal who has been the artistic director since 1997 and established the venue's reputation for national and international excellence in puppet, character and object theatre in the German-speaking world.