Tel: 030 – 2326 2326
Tickets for all shows can be purchased by phone over our hotline, in person at the box office in Berlin or online on our tickets page.
Ticket-Hotline: +49 30 – 2326 2326
Ticket-Fax: +49 30 – 2326 2323
Phone operating hours:
Monday-Saturday: 9am – 8pm
Sunday/holidays: 10am – 6pm
London has Buckingham Palace, Paris has Versailles. The highlight in Berlin is … Friedrichstadtpalast. And it isn’t filled with dusty memories of the nobility, but is instead the home of Europe’s show palace. On the largest theater stage in the world, the hottest (and biggest) show in the capital is celebrated: More than 100 of the best soloists, dancers, musicians and artists make a trip to Friedrichstadt-Palast an absolute must-see for every Berlin resident and visitor. It’s no coincidence that with 700,000 visitors annually, it is by far Berlin’s number one stage.
Berlin's most spectacular stage is centrally located on Friedrichstraße in the East End Theater District. Friedrichstadtpalast is the last large historic landmark building from the GDR. Its history dates back to 1919 when theater genius Max Reinhardt opened the Great Theater. In the 1920s with revues by Erik Charell, the theater set the pace for the Roaring Twenties. Legendary Marlene Dietrich and later American divas like Shirley Bassey and Liza Minnelli stood on stage here. Because the old building had structural problems, the revue theater was rebuilt at Friedrichstraße 107 and inaugurated in April 1984 with spectacular revues, variety theater and cabaret. Up to the fall of the Berlin Wall, Friedrichstadtpalast was in fact the theater to go to in the East Bloc.
After the fall of the Wall, ‘the Palace’ established itself as the first address in reunified Germany for extravagant and spectacular show entertainment and has been one of Berlin’s hottest major attractions ever since. To this day, it offers technical marvels and abounds with superlatives of all types and world records. Friedrichstadtpalast lights up Berlin-Mitte and is also where major galas and events take place, including the Berlinale and the German Film Awards. Familiar faces have always passed through the theater’s door, ranging from politicians including Michail Gorbatschow, George Bush Sr., Helmut Kohl and Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, to Hollywood stars such as Colin Firth and Leonardo Di Caprio. Just like at the first gala party for Berlin’s Christopher Street Day in 2011, in 2013 gays, lesbians and heteros celebrated the biggest CSD GALA party in Germany all night long. If you would like to experience something extraordinary in Berlin, something that is unique in the world and visually stunning, then Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin’s “East End” is your first choice.