Deutsches Theater

Schumannstraße 13a, 10117 Berlin

Schumannstraße 13a, 10117 Berlin


  • Frankenstein and the monster within

    A new adaptation of Mary Shelley's masterpiece is beautifully scripted, with one dramatically suffocating scene

    Nov 16, 2021

  • No comfortable entertainment: Woyzeck Interrupted

    Our stage editor finds this adaptation of Georg Büchner’s play a worthy but problematic exploration of domestic violence.

    Nov 1, 2021

  • Post-revolutionary depression at DT: Melissa Gets Everything

    REVIEW! We never learn exactly what Melissa knows everything about, but don’t let that stop you from catching this glamorous play that will have you questioning what’s real and what’s not.

    Sep 17, 2020

  • Agony on a treadmill: Rasche's 4.48 Psychosis at DT

    REVIEW! Ulrich Rasche’s downsized production of "4.48 Psychosis", at Deutsches Theater Feb 12, 13, 28, 29, with English surtitles, captures the fury and fragility of Sarah Kane’s text but lacks the sheer impact of previous productions.

    Feb 11, 2020

  • To go or not to go: Whatever

    A weird, surreal but at times almost too farcical adaptation of Houellebecq’s polarising debut novel about a depressed computer programmer's business trip to the provinces. At Deutsches Theater on Sep 26, Oct 2, 13, 29 (with English surtitles).

    Sep 13, 2019

  • Hate the game: Molière’s Misanthrope

    Anne Lenk’s production of Molière’s Der Menschenfeind at the Deutsches Theater is a lively skewering of social manners, that thing we call love and the things people do in pursuit of it. Catch it Aug 31, Sep 15, 23 and 30, all with English surtitles.

    Aug 28, 2019

  • Black Maria

    René Pollesch returns to the Deutsches Theater (Mar 4, 15, 23, 24) with a part theatre evening, part film screening modelled around a replica of the Black Maria.

    Feb 27, 2019

  • Connections made in the dark: The Silent Trabants

    In German theatre veteran Armin Petra’s adaptation of Clemens Meyers’ homonymous short story collection, a succession of night-time suburban encounters flow swiftly and sometimes confusingly between one another.

    Dec 3, 2018 1 Comments

  • Cry Baby: Pollesch’s debut at the Deutsches Theater

    It would be easier to say nice things about René Pollesch and Cry Baby, his first work at the DT since the dissolution of the Castorf clan at the Volksbühne, if German critics didn’t always sound like they had written their reviews in orgasm...

    Oct 5, 2018

  • The Königsweg to Hell is paved with good intentions

    Elfriede Jelinek’s Trump-inspired play Am Königsweg at the Deutsches Theater falls flat. June 3, 8, 26 (with English surtitles)

    Jun 1, 2018

  • Venue profile: Deutsches Theater

    Nestled in a surprisingly quiet courtyard a few blocks from Friedrichstraße, the space the Deutsches Theater calls home has watched Berlin shift, break apart and come back together again since it was first built in 1850.

    Jul 18, 2011

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