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…
Classical Music in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten

Berliner Philharmonie

This world-famous concert hall has supreme acoustics and, thanks to Hans Scharoun’s terraced vineyard configuration, not a bad seat in the house. It’s the home turf of the Berliner Philharmoniker, who will be led by…
Opera in City West & Charlottenburg

Deutsche Oper Berlin

The German Opera was founded by local citizens in 1912 as a counterpoint to the royal opera (today’s Staatsoper) on Unter den Linden. The original building was destroyed in WWII and replaced in 1961 by an introverte…
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 smartly curated potpourri 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.…
Cabaret in Scheunenviertel

Chamäleon Varieté

A marriage of art nouveau charms and high-tech theatre trappings, this intimate 1920s-style venue in an old ballroom hosts classy variety shows – comedy, juggling acts and singing – often in sassy, sexy and unconven…
Classical Music in Wedding

Piano Salon Christofori

Fancy taking in a piano concert at a piano repair shop in a former bus and tram repair station in industrial Wedding? The brainchild of Christoph Schreiber, this unusual nonprofit venue hosts concerts, mostly by you…
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…
Cabaret in City West & Charlottenburg

Bar Jeder Vernunft

Life’s still a cabaret at this intimate 1912 mirrored art nouveau tent, which puts on sophisticated song-and-dance shows, comedy and chansons nightly. Seating is in upholstered booths or at little cafe tables, both …
Jazz in City West & Charlottenburg

A-Trane

Herbie Hancock and Diana Krall have graced the stage of this intimate jazz club, but mostly it’s emerging talent bringing their A-game to the A-Trane. Entry is free on Monday, when local boy Andreas Schmidt and his …