The "loveliest variety theatre in Europe", a "variety gem", "probably the most beautiful auditorium in Berlin" – just some of the rave reviews given to the Wintergarten in Berlin. This charming music, variety and show theatre, which reopened in 2009 under the same name as its internationally acclaimed forebear, is continuing a tradition of great entertainment with a wonderful, diverse programme. This is where locals and visitors pass beneath the legendary star-studded canopy and enter into an atmospheric world of mirrors, wood and dark red velvet.
At the Wintergarten, the stage is set for the best that variety has to offer – from Meret Becker to the Tiger Lillies, from Max Raabe to Eckart von Hirschhausen, from new talents to international stars. It's all part of a great tradition dating back to 1887, when the original Wintergarten variety theatre wowed audiences on Friedrichstrasse, in the Berlin-Mitte quarter, until its demise in 1944.The theatre was relaunched on Potsdamer Strasse in 1992, but the curtain went up for the final time in January 2009, despite the venue's great popularity. By February 2010, however, this wonderful institution's name was once more up in lights, and the new Wintergarten opened its doors with a glittering premiere of the 'Great Variety Show', a homage to the genre's illustrious past. Since then, three lavish, inhouse variety shows have been playing to audiences all year round and the theatre has re-booted the classic dining theatre concept with its own contemporary take: Show and Dine. Whether you feel like a light bite or a three-course meal, a bottle of wine, glass of champagne or a cocktail, the Wintergarten will have just the thing to add some sparkle to your evening.