Contemporary theatre has been presented and produced at Theaterdiscounter (Theatre Discounter) in Berlin's Mitte district for over ten years. The programme consists of in-house productions, successfully established national touring shows and curated festivals, bringing exciting theatre to Berlin as well as coproducing work from across Germany and the wider world.
Theaterdiscounter is the hot bed, laboratory and springboard for recently graduated directors as well as experienced theatre makers, expanding the vocabulary of contemporary theatre. Showing reality and theatre in a different light is Theaterdiscounter's central aim. Audiences and makers are invited to rediscover theatre in TD, be it in contemporary treatments of classical pieces or through experimental projects and performances. Theaterdiscounter presents theatre, materials, stories and ideas in unusual ways, taking risks and creating new forms of presentation. The programme at TD is anti-illusionist and interested in the development of spoken theatre and related disciplines.
Theaterdiscounter was established in 2003 in Oranienburger Straße and has been housed in the former telephone exchange opposite the Podewil Palace, close to Alexanderplatz, since 2009.