To the Opera… Safely!

Coronavirus Safety Measures

Current

Please note that as of January 15th, 2022, all visitors are required to present a negative test certificate (Antigen Test result max. 24 hours before the beginning of the performance; PCR Test result max. 48 hours before the beginning of the performance) in addition to proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination or recovery (2G). Furthermore, wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory during your entire visit to the Komische Oper Berlin. For children under 14 years, a medical mask is still sufficient.
These additional safety measures were adopted as part of the First Ordinance Amending the Fourth SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Measures Ordinance. For visitors with a complete booster vaccination, the test is not mandatory, but we would like to recommend it to you as an additional protective measure. An overview of testing centers in Berlin can be found here.

These security measures comply with the current requirements of the State of Berlin (Third Ordinance Amending the Fourth SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Measures Ordinance). An overview of test centers in Berlin can be found here.

At a Glance

Show Your “2G” Status
Wear an FFP2 Mask
Show Your Negative Test Certificate

For your Safety

Before Your Visit

We are happy to be able to welcome you at the Komische Oper Berlin! As we are doing our best to adjust according to the current circumstances, we ask you to check our website immediately before your visit to the opera to inform yourself about any possible short-term changes.

Proof of "2G"

Admission to the Komische Oper Berlin is only possible for individuals who are fully vaccinated or verifiably recovered. At the entrance, please show your digital vaccination certificate as proof of complete vaccination protection (the final vaccination must be at least 14 days old) with a vaccine approved in the EU, or proof of recovery based on a positive PCR test result, which is at least 28 days old, and no older than six months. If the recovery was more than six months ago, proof of full vaccination with a vaccine approved in the EU at least 14 days ago must also be available.

Individuals under the age of 18 are exempt from the “2G” regulation, but must present a negative test.
Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons must present a negative PCR test (max. 48h); the ability to be vaccinated must be proven by means of a medical certificate.
Onsite tests are not available.

Test Requirement

In addition to the proof of a complete COVID-19 vaccination or recovery (“2G”), you need a negative test certificate (Antigen Test result max. 24 hours before the beginning of the performance; PCR Test result max. 48 hours before the beginning of the performance). An overview of test centers in Berlin can be found here. The Rapid Test Center at the Westin Grand Hotel, Friedrichstraße 158-164, 10117 Berlin, is also open until the beginning of each performance.

For visitors with complete booster vaccination, the testing obligation does not apply, but we would like to additionally recommend it to you as a protective measure. Those who have been vaccinated twice but have recovered from Corona after a vaccination breakthrough are not currently considered boostered.

FFP2 Mask Requirement

Upon entrance to the Komische Oper Berlin, you are required to wear an FFP2 mask, even at your seat during the performance. The use of other masks is not permitted. If you have forgotten your mouth and nose covering, FFP2 masks are available for purchase within.

Rules for Children and adolescents

There is currently no obligation to test children under the age of 6. Nevertheless, we recommend that all children who have not been vaccinated or are not recovered are tested before visiting the Komische Oper Berlin. Youth who are not required to attend school (with the exception of children under the age of 18) are subject to the “2G” requirement and are required to present a negative test certificate.
During School Vacation: Pupils (aged 6 and above) who are not undergoing regular testing as part of their school attendance are required to present a negative test certificate (Antigen Test result max. 24 hours before the beginning of the performance; PCR Test result max. 48 hours before the beginning of the performance) during school vacations.
During School: Pupils who undergo regular testing as part of their school attendance are requested to present photo identification (passport, student ID, BVG card, or a similar identification card).
Children are required to wear a medical mask (surgical mask) or FFP2 mask for children of the age of 14 during their entire visit to the Komische Oper Berlin. If you do not have a medical mask for your child, our evening staff will be happy to help.
Please note that we are obligated to ensure the possibility of contact tracking of all ticket holders (via an appropriate app or the Contact Data Form). Thus, the contact details of children attending our performances must also be traceable.

contact details

The Komische Oper Berlin is obliged to ensure the possibility of contact tracking for all ticket holders. The Komische Oper Berlin provides a QR code that can be scanned directly at the entrance via the Corona Warn app or the Luca app before the start of the event. Alternatively, an analog form is also available for contact tracking. You can get the form at our opera and box office, or download it here and bring it to the performance already filled out. Your data will be kept securely for two weeks. It will be used exclusively to follow up on possible chains of infection, will only be passed on to the health department upon request, and never to third parties.

Duty to Carry Identification

You are required to carry an identification document and show it to our evening staff if necessary.

Ventilation

The Komische Oper Berlin has a mechanical ventilation system. It easily ensures the air exchange required by the current Senate regulation.

Stay Home if You are Feeling Ill

If you experience symptoms that may indicate an infection with COVID-19, please stay at home! In this case, we will, of course, cancel your tickets. To do so, please contact our ticket service, Papagena, at karten@komische-oper-berlin.de. Please be aware of your responsibility.


"Only through a high vaccination rate can we regain a safe cultural experience. We all have a duty to make what is possible, actually possible. The safest and only sustainable way to stop our lives from being dominated by the pandemic is to get vaccinated. And so, I ask you to get vaccinated, to ensure a shared, fun Arts experience."

Dr. Klaus Lederer, Senator for Culture and Europe

Still have Questions?

Call Center
Phone +49 (0) 30 47 99 74 00
E-Mail karten@komische-oper-berlin.de
Mon–Sat 9:00–20:00
Sun- & holiday 14:00–20:00
Opera Ticket Office
Unter den Linden 41
10117 Berlin
Mon–Sat 11:00–19:00
Sun- & holidays 13:00–16:00
Box office
Main entrance
Behrenstraße 55 - 57
10117 Berlin

Tickets for evening performances go on sale 1 hour before the curtain goes up. Tickets for chamber concerts and late-night concerts go on sale 1/2 hour before the performance.