The Shakespeare Company Berlin has performed their modern, comic and musical spectacles on the open air stage in the middle of the idyllic nature reserve on the site of the disused Tempelhof marshalling yards since 2011. With its irrepressible delight in performing, the ensemble revives the Elizabethan performance practice of robust and lively popular theatre. Since its establishment in 1999, the Shakespeare Company has performed the works of Shakespeare with simple means, passion, imaginative costumes and virtuoso live music.
Using their own translations into German, Shakespeare’s poetry meets today's language, seducing the audience into the inexhaustible and timeless Shakespearian cosmos, the topicality of which is unbroken after 400 years. Shakespeare's comedies, tragedies and histories are the company's sole programme – eternal plays about human baseness, greed and desire, the never ending fight between love and jealously, courage and arrogance, power and abuse, ascent and loss.
In good weather the Shakespeare Company performs on the 300 seat open air stage of the nature reserve, in bad weather, they move under the cover of the stage inside the former locomotive sheds.