The need for renovation of the Komische Oper Berlin was already identified in the late 1990s. The existing building is based on the time of construction in 1882 as well as a comprehensive renovation in 1967. A basic renovation of the building complex has not been carried out since then. At the latest since 2018, when the ceiling of the auditorium had to be provisionally secured with netting due to falling pieces of stucco, the need for renovation can no longer be denied.
Starting in summer 2023, the Komische Oper Berlin will be extensively renovated, modernized and expanded. In addition to bringing the opera house into a contemporary structural condition with modern theater and building technology, a new building with new offices, rehearsal rooms, a roof terrace, a store and a café, will be constructed. It is intended to provide additional, urgently needed space for cultural education and outreach work, to open up as a 21st century opera house to the city and its society, and thus to create a place of encounter. One for all.