Die schöne Hélèna. Photo by Iko Frees

It’s a good time to be an opera fan in Berlin. Here’s a look at the revitalised scene. Three operas – "Die schöne Hélèna", "Pelléas et Mélisande" and "Le Prophète" – offer fans and newbies alike something to sing about. more

Nov 13, 2017 12:10 PM Theatre & Dance

Summer dance festival Tanz im August is back (Aug 11-Sep 2) at venues all over the city. Don't miss a retrospective of Spanish dancer and performance artist La Ribot (highlighted here) and read on for our editor's picks of what to see. more

Aug 8, 2017 11:00 AM Theatre & Dance

A Garden of Eden for vegetarians, a challenge to those that cherish meat and the opportunity to contemplate cannibalism and vampirism: All this awaited stage editor Lily Kelting at Berlin Food Art Week. It's still on through Jul 14. more

Jul 11, 2017 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

Alexander Karschnia, one-third of the free-scene collective Andcompany&Co, reveals what makes his theatre company tick. more

Jun 12, 2017 1:15 PM Theatre & Dance

Not been to the ballet yet? Why not start with its most accessible of all Christmas ballets... Playing at the Deutsche Oper, the Nacho Duato and Staatsballett’s new version of The Nutcracker is Berlin's most opulent yet. more

Dec 21, 2016 11:00 AM Theatre & Dance

INTERVIEW! In 2005 Olle Strandberg broke his neck during a somersault. With the exclellent "Underart: Ode to a Crash Landing" the Swedish circus director contemplates his own paralysis and recovery, on at Chamäleon through February. more

Dec 19, 2016 3:00 PM Theatre & Dance

Everybody hates a clown and maybe that's why the circus gets such a bad rap (that and the animal issues). The Berlin Circus Festival promises fun without almost none of that. Check it out on Tempelhofer Feld Aug 26-Sep 4. more

Aug 24, 2016 3:00 PM Insider Tips

Pick up the fork and the smart device! "Thirsting for Salt" is a multi-part experimental performance and installation tying together culture, family, technology and, of course, food Jul 20-21. Exberliner's Lily Kelting explains what's cookin'. more

Jul 18, 2016 2:00 PM Theatre & Dance

INTERVIEW. Whatever you do, don't call it music! Legendary Japanese experimental noise foursome Marginal Consort break their rule of only performing once a year and treat Berlin with a special concert on Jun 6 at St. Elisabeth Kirche. But why? more

May 31, 2016 1:30 PM Art & Exhibitions

INTERVIEW! The Schaubühne’s annual F.I.N.D. Festival is coming up (Apr 7-17). Anis Hamdoun presents his autobiographical play "The Trip", which tells the stories of the friends he has lost in the Syrian conflict on April 8 (with English surtitles). more

Apr 4, 2016 3:00 PM Theatre & Dance

Get ready for MaerzMusik! In case you have trouble deciding which of the many concerts and performances you should hit, we just made it easier for you. more

Mar 9, 2016 3:00 PM Concerts & Parties


Photo by Esra Rothoff

Running from Nov 13-29, the Maxim Gorki Theater invites over 35 artists and groups from around the world to provide their unique responses to the refugee crisis, from reinterpreted ancient Greek tragedies to Berlin city tours with a difference. more

Nov 10, 2015 1:20 PM Theatre & Dance

A explosion of exhibitions is set to make up Berlin Art Week Sep 15-20. Not sure about which events to attend? We've put together a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the performances, openings and parties. more

Sep 10, 2015 12:00 PM Art & Exhibitions

The much-anticipated performance art piece from Theater Anu, Die große Reise, is lighting up Tempelhofer Feld at night. Circus-like, surreal characters pine for unattainable fantasies and you become a part of the show. Through Aug 23. more

Aug 14, 2015 1:00 PM Theatre & Dance

German-British performance collective Gob Squad built a little robot named Myon, and then teamed up with Komische Oper to teach him all about feelings in their new musical "My Square Lady". Catch it Jun 21 at 19:00 and Jun 25 at 19:30. more

Jun 15, 2015 4:00 PM Theatre & Dance

"Das Kohlhaas-Prinzip", Yael Ronen's freewheeling adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist’s novella, packs plenty of black humor, theatrical self-awareness and manic energy, and Dionysus and Pentheus face off to the sound of thumping techno in "Mania". more

Jun 10, 2015 1:30 PM Theatre & Dance

Sleuth through the town of Neu-Friedenwald in the immersive theatre project "The Shells", inspired by Twin Peaks, June 13-20 at Greenhouse. Co-directors Jos Porath and Kristen Brandt explain turning a cult classic into an interactive experience. more

Jun 2, 2015 1:30 PM Theatre & Dance

Fake guts, Frosties, Prozac and in-your-face consumerism turn the famous Marquis de Sade novel (and Pasolini film), "120 Days of Sodom", into a bizarre theatrical spectacle, playing at Volksbühne on June 2, 6 and 21. more

Jun 2, 2015 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance 1 Comments

The apes are loose at HKW in their Ape Culture exhibition! And where would ape culture be without The Planet of the Apes? Interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco channels Dr. Zira for a live lecture on predatory humans on Jul 2. more

Jun 1, 2015 2:15 PM Art & Exhibitions

INTERVIEW. Infamous San Francisco drag queen Peaches Christ (aka Joshua Grannell) brings her hilarious and notorious interpretation of cult classic "Showgirls" to Südblock on Feb 14. Don't miss the love! more

Feb 9, 2015 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

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