Performing Arts Festival Berlin

Haus der Statistik © Dajana Lother

Other Spaces - Back to the Future!

The publication Other Spaces portrays 33 Berlin venues of the independent performing arts community. It tries to map the diversity and difference of these venues and at the same time gives them a center stage themselves! To celebrate this in a fitting way, we warmly invite you to join us on the occasion of this year's publication by Verlag Theater der Zeit:
November 9, 2021, Doors open: 6:30 pm, Start of the event: 7:30 pm at ://about blank!

© Paula Reissig

PAF Media Library

The contributions from the livestream of the Performing Arts Festival Berlin 2021 are now available to watch or listen to! 

All discussion formats on current topics of the independent performing arts community can be followed here free of charge and without registration.


Audio Tour of the Performance Venues

Last year, Berlin's independent venues and theaters have been closed almost continuously. The Audio Tour of the Performance Venues gives an insight into what it feels like to work behind closed doors.

The individual contributions that make up the tour can be listened to directly on location at the performance venues, while walking between venues or at home.


Our Festival Program 2021!

With around 100 productions from the Contributions from the Community, the newcomer's platform Introducing... and many discussion formats for interested parties and professional audiences, the Berlin Performing Arts Festival will once again present inspiring encounters, current issues and forward-looking performance formats in the digital space.

Cloak Work © Frank Sperling

Open air events are possible again!

Everything stays in motion: Shortly before the start of the festival week, the positive news about the restarting of open air events reached us and everyone involved in the festival. We are happy that some artists and venues were able to spontaneously react to this and thereby made it possible to show 15 productions in the open air. 

Rot oder Tot © Robert Schittko

Clear the stage for the newcomers!

Introducing...: Kristina Dreit, Karolina Dreit and Anna Trzpis-McLean, the paranormal φeer groupcmd+c and Eleganz aus Reflex! This year, these remarkable young artists will be presented by the Berlin Performing Arts Festival.

The selection was made together with the four cooperating venues Ballhaus Ost, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Sophiensæle and TD Berlin from around 100 submissions.