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.

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Der kaukasische Kreidekreis)
by Bertolt Brecht
07/03/2018, 7.30 - 9.15 pm, Großes Haus (last performance this season)

A Streetcar Named Desire (Endstation Sehnsucht)
by Tennessee Williams
06/08/2018, 7.30 pm, Großes Haus
07/06/2018, 7.30 pm, Großes Haus
07/07/2018, 7.30 pm, Großes Haus (last performance this season)


NEW: All English version of "The Tin Drum"


For the first time, Berliner Ensemble presents Oliver Reese’s celebrated stage adaption of the novel "The Tin Drum" by Nobel-Prize winner Günter Grass in a full English-language version. Oskar Matzerath’s world-famous story is told in a solo by actor Nico Holonics.
“A virtuoso Oskar-solo show by the exceptional actor Nico Holonics.” (Berliner Zeitung)

06/20/2018, 7.30 - 9.20 pm, Großes Haus


Guided Tour behind the scenes of Berliner Ensemble

Would you like to take a look behind the scenes of the world famous Brecht-theatre? We offer guided tours in English at regular intervals. You can find the dates for our "Guided Tour behind the Scenes" also in our monthly programme. The tour takes approximately one hour and costs 5 Euros per person, or 3 Euro for reduced tickets. You can purchase tickets via our box office (Phone 030/284-08-155; e-mail For individual group bookings, please contact

06/20/2018, 5.30 – 6.30 pm

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