Entertainment

Top Choice Karaoke in Prenzlauer Berg

Bearpit Karaoke

On most summer Sundays, Berlin’s best free entertainment kicks off around 3pm when Joe Hatchiban sets up his custom-made mobile karaoke unit in the Mauerpark’s amphitheatre. As many as 2000 people cram on to the sto…
Cabaret in City West & Charlottenburg

Bar Jeder Vernunft

Life’s still a cabaret at this intimate 1912 mirrored art nouveau tent theatre, one of Berlin's most beloved venues for sophisticated song-and-dance shows, comedy and chansons. Sip a glass of bubbly while relaxing a…
Classical Music in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten

Berliner Philharmoniker

One of the world's most famous orchestras, the Berliner Philharmoniker, is based at the tent-like Philharmonie, designed by Hans Scharoun in the 1950s. In 2019, Sir Simon Rattle, who's been chief conductor since 200…
Theatre in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Hebbel am Ufer

Germany’s most avant-garde and trailblazing theatre comes with a mission to explore the changes in the social and political fabric of society, often by blurring the lines between theatre, dance and art. Performances…
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 …
Opera in Historic Mitte

Komische Oper

The smallest among Berlin's trio of opera houses is also its least stuffy, even if its flashy neo-baroque auditorium might suggest otherwise. Productions are innovative and unconventional – yet top-quality – and oft…
Theatre in City West & Charlottenburg

Schaubühne

In a converted 1920s expressionist cinema by Erich Mendelsohn, Schaubühne is western Berlin's main stage for experimental, contemporary theatre, usually with a critical and analytical look at current social and poli…
Opera in Historic Mitte

Staatsoper Berlin

Having emerged from a seven-year refurb in 2017, Berlin's most venerable and gorgeous opera house once again presents top-notch pieces from four centuries along with concerts and classical and modern ballet under th…
Cinema in Friedrichshain

Freiluftkino Friedrichshain

Cradled by Volkspark Friedrichshain, this open-air cinema has seating for 1500 on comfortable benches with backrests, plus a lawn with space for 300 more film fans. A kiosk sells drinks and snacks, and you're free t…
Theatre in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

English Theatre Berlin

Berlin’s oldest English-language theatre puts on an engaging roster of in-house productions, plays by international visiting troupes, concerts, comedy, dance and cabaret by local performers. Quality is high, the cas…