London has Buckingham Palace, Paris has Versailles. The highlight in Berlin is … Friedrichstadt-Palast. 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. Friedrichstadt-Palast 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, Friedrichstadt-Palast 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. Friedrichstadt-Palast 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 will celebrate 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.
SHOW ME - Glamour is back!
With the great success of its two shows ‘Qi’ and 'Yma', Friedrichstadt-Palast has broken all previous visitor records. Now SHOW ME enchants with a fireworks of dance, acrobatics, singing, and music (provided by a 16-piece live band). Welcome to Las Vegas along the Spree River! And SHOW ME is even bigger than any continuously running Las Vegas production.
‘Glamour is back’ is the second half of SHOW ME’s title. It means that extravagant splendour, excess, and the opportunity to indulge and revel in beauty are back. From underground to fine arts, Berlin has to offer excellent opera, art, off-key shows, exhibitions, museums, and musicals. Friedrichstadt-Palast, however, is unique. The show is perfectly suitable for non-German speaking visitors, thus an international audience is in attendance when the various singers, artists, musicians and Friedrichstadt-Palast’s unique ballet ensemble - invite visitors to enter the glamorous world of SHOW ME.
Especially younger school children, kids, and adolescents are enthused by the children shows of Friedrichstadt-Palast’s young ensemble. Each year, more than 500 children apply to become a member of the young ensemble, which, with its more than 250 kids and young people, is Europe’s largest youth ensemble.
During three months of every year, the young ensemble regularly performs in front of capacity crowds in impressive shows, such as ‘Something Quite Different’. And rest assured: the new show will also knock the kids out of their chairs.
Our shows are perfectly suitable for non-German.
The following group discounts are available for advance booking:
for children’s shows, 10 % in price categories 1 – 4 for groups of more than 19 persons paying full price.
Discounts for school groups are available upon inquiry (fixed price plus system fee).
10 % for groups of more than 9 persons paying full price in price categories 1 – 4.
15 % for groups of more than 14 persons paying full price in price categories 1 – 4.
There are no discounts for VIP and premium seats, tickets in price category 5, tickets for special shows (e. g., premieres), shows with special pricing (e. g., New Year’s Eve) and shows on the three days of Christmas (December 24, 25 and 26).
Friedrichstadt-Palast has 4 wheelchair seats.
An induction loop in the hall can help hearing-impaired people hear the show more clearly.
Wheelchair users can move about the foyer completely independently.
At the time that tickets for wheelchair users are purchased, we would be happy to arrange a parking space for the disabled.
Ticket prices for the children show range from 8.90 € to 41.90 €, depending on the chosen show date and price category. Ticket fees are not included.
Ticket prices for the SHOE ME range from 16.90 € to 109.90 €, depending on the chosen show date and price category. Ticket fees are not included.
Prices for the Wall Sky Lounge range from 179,90 € to 219,90 €, depending on the chosen show date. Ticket fees are not included.- A theater visit does not get more luxurious than this. With its own bar, a separate lounge area high above the audience offers a spectacular bird’s eye view of the action in the auditorium and onstage. This area is separated discretely and suitable for increased safety needs, offering, upon request, a discrete side-entrance and parking right outside the door.
There is a €2 system fee for each ticket. Additionally, there is an advance booking fee of 15% of the ticket price, and 5% of the ticket price for children’s shows. Tickets in price category 5 and tickets bought on the day of the show are not subject to an advance booking fee.
A 10% advance booking fee applies to tickets purchased online.
Information for tour operators
Tour operators benefit from our special conditions when booking their tickets with us.
Complete Berlin Package
You can also book an affordable combination package (groups of 20 or more), consisting of a trip to a show, one or more overnight stays, a city tour and many more items to choose from.
Flexible quota planning
To allow for long-term planning of your travel arrangements, we provide you with the option to reserve your ticket allotments up to 12 month in advance. Bookings may be cancelled free of cost up to 8 till 6 weeks prior to the show date. By prior arrangement, last-minute tickets can also be purchased, for example, by the tour manager on the bus.
As a service for tour operators with groups, we offer a shuttle service from the hotel to Friedrichstadt-Palast.
Take a look behind the scenes of the biggest theater stage in the world. Listen to stories and learn interesting facts about the history of the theater, and expect to be surprised by the unbelievable dimensions of the technical equipment. That is all waiting for you when an exciting tour takes you behind the scenes at Friedrichstadt-Palast, which is also a great way to get ready for the evening’s show. We offer day tours for groups of 10 to 30 people.
Theater rental and events
Europe’s largest show palace can be rented for events, concerts, meetings and conferences, exclusive receptions with catering service or your very own personal event: We would be happy to advise you and help you implement your ideas.
Monday – Friday from 9 am – 6 pm
hotline: +49 30 23262330
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
Our theater box office is located 20 meters to the right of the main entrance of Friedrichstadt-Palast.
Monday: 10am – 6pm
Tuesday: 10am – 5:30pm
Wednesday – Saturday: 10am – 6:30pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Holidays (if there is a show): 2pm – 6:30pm
The evening box office opens 1 hour before the show starts (only for events on the same day).
U-Bahn and tram stops are located almost directly in front of the main entrance and the Oranienburger Straße and Friedrichstraße S-Bahn stations are just a five-minute walk away.
There is a taxi stand across the street from the Palace. If you come by car, you can park around the corner.We recommend public transport since the theater is very easy to reach by:
Line U6, directly at the Oranienburger Tor U-Bahn station
Friedrichstraße station (S-Bahn and regional rail transport), 5 minutes by foot
Line 147, get off at the Oranienburger Tor stop
Lines M1, 12, get off at the Oranienburger Tor stop
There are no free parking lots near Friedrichstadt-Palast.There is a pay parking lot on Johannisstraße. The parking lot is not run by Fri