“Vaganten Bühne” is one of Berlin’s oldest professional private theatres, its history covers more than 70 years. Founded four years after the end of World War II, it has always addressed topical questions concerning past, present and future while also creating inspiring and memorable moments for audience and actors alike.
The stage permanently offers a repertoire of around 12 productions complemented by guest performances and lectures. Each season offers up to four new productions. The repertoire ranges from current approaches to seemingly familiar classics unfolding their importance for the present to important voices of renowned contemporary writers. With its so-called “Theaterparcours” (performances which are staged as tours around the house) Vaganten Bühne has been able to widen the scope of its own stage towards the city.
Heart and soul of the Charlottenburg-based theatre is a group of 35 actors, many of whom have had close artistic ties to the theatre for years. Alongside directors, stage designers and costume designers they are regularly contracted for specific productions. A staff of around 15 people work behind the scenes in administration, public relations, technique, service etc.
From the first days performances at the Vaganten Bühne have been characterised by the extraordinarily striking proximity audiences experience to the action on stage. Up to this day the stage with a width of 6 metres and the 99 seats in the auditorium allow for a diversity of spatial concepts and stage designs creating intense and unique evenings.