Berliner Ensemble

Bertolt-Brecht-Platz 1, 10117 Berlin

Bertolt-Brecht-Platz 1, 10117 Berlin


  • The Servant of Two Masters: Five-star feminist comedy

    Carlo Goldoni’s 18th-century commedia dell’arte gets an all-female reboot in this hilarious spectacle from dynamo director Antú Romero Nunes.

    Jan 3, 2022

  • The Mother - Instruction for a Revolution

    Die Mutter: Anleitung für eine Revolution is at the Berliner Ensemble directed by Christina Tscharyiski. Are you ready for it?

    Nov 4, 2021

  • A possibility missed: Houellebecq's "The Possibility of an Island"

    Robert Borgmann’s Berliner Ensemble adaptation of bad-boy French novelist Michel Houellebecq's 2005 best-seller leaves you feeling like hopping off the island before all the possibilities come to the forefront. Catch it Oct 26-27, Nov 13-14.

    Oct 23, 2019

  • Baals-up: Mondtag's Brecht

    The Berliner Ensemble's "Baal" is a gaudy and muddled affair. With Mondtag’s incoherent directional choices, a character that should be charming, antisocial, even brutal becomes simply boring. It plays on Oct 12-13 with English surtitles on Oct 13.

    Oct 4, 2019

  • Felix Krull: Hour of the con men

    Alexander Eisenach’s Felix Krull opened this season of the Berliner Ensemble. Believe the lies for yourself Sep 3, 8, 19 and 26.

    Aug 30, 2019

  • Telling truth to power: Brecht double-premiere at the BE

    Two new productions demonstrate wildly different takes on the utility of Brecht’s plays today.

    Feb 19, 2019

  • A turtle without a shell: Wheeler

    Written by Tracy Letts (Killer Joe; August: Osage County) and directed by the Ensemble’s artistic director, Oliver Reese, "Wheeler" can be caught at the Berliner Ensemble Jan 3, 4, 30 and 31.

    Jan 2, 2019

  • Tennessee Williams’ Streetcar crashes

    Michael Thalheimer is one of those practitioners of Regietheater (directorial theatre) who, for German critics, can seldom do wrong. But what did our critic think of his newest production, "Endstation Sehnsucht", at Berliner Ensemble? Read on...

    Jul 6, 2018

  • Mutter old but epic!

    Seventy-three years later and Bertolt Brecht's Mutter Courage und Ihre Kinder still delivers. With a strong cast, Paul Dessau's music and direction by Claus Peymann, this production is a amazingly crafted and worth the ticket price.

    May 10, 2012

  • Venue profile: The Berliner Ensemble

    The theatre generally sticks to the classics, but the prices can be downright cheap; some of the seats cost only €5-10. The direction tends toward the physical, making much of it safe for German learners.

    Apr 8, 2011

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