Entertainment

Cinema in Scheunenviertel

Babylon

This top-rated indie screens a smart line-up of cinematic expression, from new German films and international art-house flicks to themed retrospectives and other stuff you’d never catch at the multiplex. For silent …
Theatre in Scheunenviertel

Monbijou Theater

Every summer, adoring theatre groupies descend upon this lovely outdoor amphitheatre near Museumsinsel (Museum Island) for crowd-pleasing classics (in German) from Shakespeare to Molière. Book early as shows sell ou…
Cinema in Scheunenviertel

Kino Central

This teensy, alternative cinema has a stealth location in the back of the graffiti-festooned courtyard of the Haus Schwarzenberg culture centre. It screens international art-house flicks, usually in the original lan…
Performing Arts in Scheunenviertel

Sophiensaele

Back in the 1990s, Sascha Waltz transformed the Sophiensaele into Berlin’s number-one spot for experimental and avant-garde dance. Dance is still big here, but the program now extends to German-speaking independent …
Cabaret in Scheunenviertel

Chamäleon Theatre

A marriage of art-nouveau charms and high-tech theatre trappings, this intimate venue in a 1920s-style old ballroom hosts 'contemporary circus' shows that blend comedy, acrobatics, music, juggling and dance – often …
Theatre in Scheunenviertel

Berliner Ensemble

The company founded by Bertolt Brecht in 1949 is based at the neobaroque theatre called Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, where his Threepenny Opera premiered in 1928. Oliver Reese, who became artistic director in 2017, k…
Performing Arts in Scheunenviertel

Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin

Europe’s largest revue theatre puts on innovative, high-tech and visually stunning shows that are an artistic amalgam of music, dance, costumes, acrobatics and stage wizardry. Most shows have a two-year run with the…
Theatre in Scheunenviertel

Deutsches Theater

Steered by Max Reinhardt from 1905 until 1932, the DT still ranks among Germany's top stages. Now under artistic director Ulrich Khuon, the repertoire includes both classical and contemporary plays that reflect the …
Live Music in Scheunenviertel

b-Flat

Cool cats of all ages come out to this jazz and acoustic music venue, where the audience sits within spitting distance of the performers. Big names like Mal Waldron, Randy Brecker and Mikis Theodorakis have all grac…
Live Music in Scheunenviertel

Kunstfabrik Schlot

Hidden in the Edison-Höfe, a stylishly renovated light-bulb factory, this cellar venue hosts fine jazz and blues concerts (many of them free), as well as regular events like the 'Lars Wednesday' comedy show or the '…