Advance ticket sales always begin on the 3rd calendar day of the previous month. Should the beginning of advance ticket sales fall on a Sunday or public holiday, the advance sales will begin on the following working day (Monday to Saturday).
We would like to ask you to collect reserved tickets at the box office, no later than one day before the performance (or five days before a premiere). Unpaid tickets will otherwise be released for purchase by other visitors. Paid-for tickets can be collected at the box office on the evening of the performance.
You can either collect or purchase tickets at our theatre box office at Berliner Ensemble or order them online in our web-shop.
Here is an overview of our seats and ticket prices at Neues Haus and Großes Haus.
BOX OFFICE AT BERLINER ENSEMBLE
Bertolt-Brecht-Platz 1, 10117 Berlin
Monday to Saturday, 10:00 – 18:30h
The evening box office opens one hour before the performance begins. During the evening box office, no tickets for other performances may be purchased.
ADVANCE SALES BY PHONE
Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 18:30h
WRITTEN TICKET ORDERS
Written orders are processed from 14:00h on the first day of advanced ticket sales.
ONLINE TICKET SALES
You can reach the online ticket sales either via the programme on the website, or directly via our web-shop. Tickets for disabled persons may only be purchased or ordered by phone, in writing or directly at our ticket counter.
At the box office, purchases may be made using all usual credit cards and EC-cards. Online, you can pay by credit card or direct debit. When you collect tickets that have been paid for by credit card, please present this credit card and some identification. In case of an unsuccessful direct debit due to the payer’s fault, we will have to charge the expenses of the money transfer (10 Euro) to you. Please quote your order number on all bank transfers.
Deutsche Bank Berlin
Konto 23 89 500, BLZ 100 700 00
IBAN DE83 1007 0000 0238 9500 00, BIC DEUTDEBB
Ticket orders for groups
Groups of 10 visitors upwards receive a 20% discount on the regular ticket price in all price categories. School classes from 20 visitors upwards receive reduced school tickets for 8 Euro per person. Please send your group reservation to our box office in writing, to firstname.lastname@example.org or per fax to 030/284-08-217. There is an option to combine the performance with a guided tour through the theatre or an introduction to the play.
Reduced ticket prices
Students at school or institutes of higher education, those in the German federal voluntary service up to the age of 30, trainees and apprentices, those doing military or civil service, the unemployed, recipients of social welfare and applicants for asylum receive reduced tickets for the price of 9 Euro on presentation of a verification document. This is subject to a contingent, both in advanced sales and at the evening box office and does not hold for premieres, guest performances and special or external events. Holders of the “berlinpass” and refugees receive tickets for the price of 3 Euros, subject to a contingent for selected performances.
Severely disabled persons as well as severely disabled persons who can present verification of the need of an accompanying person and said persons receive a 50% discount on all performances at Berliner Ensemble (except premieres, guest performances, “Theatertag”, New Year’s Eve-performances or special and external events). Tickets for the severely disable can only be obtained by phone, in written form or at the ticket counter.
There are two places for wheelchairs and accompanying seats in the stalls of Großes Haus, and one place for a wheelchair and accompanying seat in Kleines Haus. Persons relying on a wheelchair are charged a standard ticket price of 6 Euros and 10 Euros for one accompanying person. Please reserve your tickets no later than seven days before the performance. Wheelchair-accessible seats cannot be purchased via the online ticket shop. A disabled-accessible toilet is available at Großes Haus.
Performances with English surtitles
The Berliner Ensemble offers a special service for our international audience and visitors to Berlin from all over the world: Several times a month, we will present selected performances on the main stage at Großes Haus with surtitles in English. You can find the dates here and in our monthly programme; the performances with surtitles will be specifically marked.
Our box office staff will be happy to tell you from which seats you will have a good sight-line to the surtitles. For the best view of both stage and surtitles, we recommend seats in the stalls (Parkett) from row 11, or in the balconies (1. Rang, 2. Rang). Seats in the side boxes have a partially obstructed view.