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 The Best of Berlin

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 Stage

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

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 Stage

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 Music & nightlife


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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 Stage

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

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 Stage

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 Stage

"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 Stage

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 Stage

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 Stage 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

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 Stage

Go play in the dark! In "Now I Lay Me Down", director Sabrina Hölzer of the formidable ensemble Kaleidoskop allows us to enter into a very intimate experience with music – in complete blackness. On at Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Jan 8-11, 15-18. more

Jan 7, 2015 3:00 PM , Stage

Film set, documentary theatre... game?! Daniel Wetzel of performance group Rimini Protokoll explains the trio’s “multi-player video piece” Situation Rooms, part of HAU's interdisciplinary Waffenloung, coming to Berlin Dec 14 through Jan 11. more

Dec 10, 2014 1:00 PM Stage

INTERVIEW. Albrecht's NASTY PEACE, a fantasy-inspired audio tour, uses dragons and swords to explore the consequences of increasing privatisation in Kreuzberg. Experience his so-called "Game of Zones" Nov 20-Dec 6. more

Nov 17, 2014 2:00 PM Stage

INTERVIEW. The city cult institution Gob Squad invites you to “Be Part of Something Bigger” at the group’s weekend-long 20-year anniversary extravaganza, happening November 20-22 at HAU. Don't miss! more

Nov 11, 2014 12:35 PM Art

Marking the climax of four years of collaboration exploring concepts of togetherness and individuality, dance duo Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot team up with HAU for a week-long retrospective starting Apr 22. more

Apr 15, 2014 11:45 AM Stage

The pioneer of 'short dance'; Lucky Trimmer; is back, providing a platform for a diverse range of dancers. With a decade of history, the show returns with old favourites and new talent on Apr 4 and 6 at Sophiensaele. more

Apr 2, 2014 2:30 PM Stage

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