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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By Bertolt Brecht
09/20/2019, 7.30 pm, Großes Haus


by William Shakespeare
09/29/2019, 7.30 - 9.20 pm, Großes Haus




The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel)
by Günter Grass
10/01/2019, 7.30 - 9.20 pm, Großes Haus


Felix Krull - Stunde der Hochstapler
by Thomas Mann
10/03/2019, 6.00 pm, Großes Haus


The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Der Kaukasische Kreidekreis)
by Bertolt Brecht
10/06/2019, 7.30 - 9.15 pm, Großes Haus


By Bertolt Brecht
10/13/2019, 7.30 pm, Großes Haus


by William Shakespeare
10/18/2019, 7.30 - 9.20 pm, Großes Haus


The possibility of an island
by Michel Houellebecq
10/26/2019, 7.30 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


10/26/2019, 5.30-6.30 pm



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