Dear audience,

when you travel, you get to know new things, experience adventures and encounter unknown worlds - the Komische Oper Berlin's aging main building on Behrenstraße will be renovated, remodeled and expanded starting in August 2023. In other words, made fit for the future. This is an investment of the state of Berlin in the unique institution Komische Oper Berlin and a commitment to the art form of music theater and the cultural location Berlin.

For you and for us, this means a rare opportunity to experience music theater from unusual perspectives in a new way in the years to come. As "opera for all" we would like to live up to our identity in a special way by traveling with you to unique places in the city of Berlin and experiencing musical theater there with you.

Out into the city

We are rebuilding for you! From August 2023, the building complex of the Komische Oper Berlin on Behrenstraße will be extensively renovated, modernized and expanded. We will continue to perform ... and how! During the time of the reconstruction, performances will not only take place at the Schillertheater, but also at Tempelhof Airport, the Kindl-Areal, at the Rotes Rathaus and in the many neighborhoods of the city.


Bismarckstraße 110
10625 Berlin

Without the Schillertheater, there would be no Komische Oper Berlin! Opened in 1907, the Schillertheater housed the second venue of the Prussian State Theater Berlin from 1921. Walter Felsenstein staged productions here in the 1930s under artistic director Heinrich George. Destroyed by bombs in 1944, the artists of the Schillertheater continued their work at the Hebbel-Theater. It was here that Felsenstein's legendary production of Jacques Offenbach's Paris Life was created - the production that earned him the directorship of the former Metropol-Theater on Behrenstraße. There he founded the house that is considered the cradle of modern musical theater - the Komische Oper Berlin. The Schillertheater was rebuilt in 1950/51 and will serve as the venue for the Komische Oper Berlin from this season on.

Musical by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse.
Premiere on October 28!
Children's opera by Elena Kats-Chernin
based on the novel by Selma Lagerlöf

World premiere on November 12!
Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Again from 18 November!
Opéra-bouffon by Jacques Offenbach.
Again from December 1!
Symphony Concert with James Gaffigan and Inigo Giner Miranda
On December 8!

Lyric scenes in three acts by Piotr I. Tchaikovsky.
Again from 15 December!
Opéra bouffe by Jacques Offenbach
Premiere on December 17!
New Year's Concert with James Gaffigan, Fazil Say and Cem Adrian
On January 1!

Dramma giocoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Again from 5 January!
Opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Premiere on January 28!
Musical by Jerry Bock
Again from February 2!
Musical drama by George Frideric Handel
Premiere on March 3!
The flying dutchman
Opera by Richard Wagner
Again from 15 March!
Musical comedy by Oscar Straus
Again from 22 March!
Musical by Jerry Herman
Again from March 30!
The marriage of Figaro
Opera buffa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Premiere on April 27!
A literary-symphonic choral evening
May 3!

Children's opera by Franz Wittenbrink
after Astrid Lindgren
Again from 9 May!
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Tempelhof Airport / Hangar 1

Columbiadamm 10
12101 Berlin

Built between 1936 and 1941, Tempelhof Airport was the largest building in the world at the time, with 307,000 square meters of building space and a roof that could hold up to 80,000 spectators for air shows. During the Nazi era, the airport served as a monumental self-display; in the post-war period, with the Airlift, it became a symbol of freedom. Since its closure in 2008, the seven hangars have housed refugees, social projects and cultural events. During the reconstruction phase, the Komische Oper Berlin is staging a major premiere at unusual locations to kick off the season in September. This season: at Tempelhof Airport.
Oratorio by Hans Werner Henze
Premiere on September 16!
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Founded in 1872 by a group of Rixdorf innkeepers, the Kindl brewery advanced to become one of Germany's largest breweries at the beginning of the 20th century thanks to its export hit and namesake Kindl-Pilsner. After the Second World War, the Neukölln site was unable to repeat its earlier successes, despite individual high phases, and was finally closed in 2005. Today, the NGOs located in the former brewery buildings and cellars, the SchwuZ Queer Club and the KINDL Center for Contemporary Art give the area a new face: politics, art and fun instead of or even with beer. In February 2024, Schall&Rausch, the festival for brand new musical theater, will enter its second round.
Festival of brand new musical theater
From 9 to 18 February!
Documentary music theater by Ted Hearne and Daniel Fish
Premiere on February 9!

Work Out Opera of Club Violence
On February 10 and 11!

Daniel Cremer in ecstasy!
On February 10 and 11!

Performative concert by Herr Hamsterfleisch
On February 9!
Performance by Nora Chipaumire
On February 16 and 17!
Symphony concert with James Gaffigan
On February 10!
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Tent at Rotes Rathaus

Rathausstraße 1
10178 Berlin

Where the center of medieval Berlin was in the 13th century, today so many landmarks gather as hardly at any other place in the city: the approximately 750-year-old Marienkirche, the Red City Hall built in 1869, the 368-meter-high TV tower, the Spree, the Marx-Engels-Forum, the Neptune Fountain ... And in between, a tent in which the Komische Oper Berlin brings the "cheerful music theater" of the GDR back to life during the summer months.
Operetta by Gerd Natschinsky
Premiere on June 8!
Symphony concert with Erina Yashima
On June 14!
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Konzerthaus Berlin

Gendarmenmarkt 2
10117 Berlin

The Konzerthaus Berlin, designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, opened in 1821 as a playhouse. However, Carl Maria von Weber's Der Freischütz was premiered here and Ludwig Beethoven's 9th Symphony was played for the first time in Berlin. Almost completely destroyed during World War II, the building was reopened as a playhouse in 1984 and has been used as the Konzerthaus Berlin since 1992. In addition to the Konzerthaus, the Komische Oper Berlin performs one symphony concert each in the Ernst-Reuter-Saal (Berlin-Reinickendorf), at the Schall&Rausch festival (Berlin-Neukölln) and in the tent at the Rotes Rathaus (Berlin-Mitte).
Symphony concert with Marzena Diakun
On November 4!
Symphony concert with James Gaffigan and Alma Sadé
On April 12!

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... and everywhere else in Berlin!

Out into the city, into the districts! The Komische Oper Berlin is the opera house for all of Berlin. For over 10 years now, the opera dolmuş has been rolling into the neighborhoods packed with musical theater as part of the "Selam Opera!" program. The "Jung - für alle!" musical theater agency works with schools and other institutions from Spandau to Köpenick, from Reinicken- to Zehlendorf. Opera can "pop up" anywhere, whether in the market hall or at the airport, as a "pop-up opera" or as a chamber concert. Keep your eyes and ears open, the Komische Oper Berlin is sure to be near you ...
Intercultural project between music theater and urban society

Out of the house, into the city! We play on ... and how!

Komische Oper Berlin for children and their families, projects for young and old, music theater education - for everyone!

Look, there's opera!

Ready, steady, go for tickets!

Tickets can be booked online, by phone or directly at the opera box office.

Thank You!


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