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Address: Kurfuerstendamm 153, 10709 Berlin, Germany
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+49 30 890023

The Schaubuhne am Lehniner Platz, situated in a striking former cinema...

The Schaubuhne am Lehniner Platz, situated in a striking former cinema designed by Erich Mendelssohn and situated on Kurfurstendamm , is the biggest theatre in West Berlin.

The programme focusses on social and political issues, and one of the theatre's distinctive features is a wide range of directing styles, which also includes new forms of dance and musical theatre. Alongside directors from Berlin such as Thomas Ostermeier, Michael Thalheimer, Falk Richter and Marius von Mayenburg internationally renowned directors from abroad work here, for example Alvis Hermanis, Katie Mitchell and the choreographer Constanza Macras. The productions concentrate on telling stories - both classical and contemporary - and on the ensemble, which includes film stars like Nina Hoss and Lars Eidinger.

The Schaubuhne is one of the best known German theatres in the world and plays over 100 performances across the globe every year. In Berlin, up to three shows from the large repertoire are shown every night, frequently with English and French surtitles.

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I visited performance FEAR. It was very strong theatre experience. It is important to show this type of social-political performances.

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Zvolen, Slovakia
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

I visited performance FEAR. It was very strong theatre experience. It is important to show this type of social-political performances.

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Reviewed 11 January 2016

Two productions, both near sell-outs, both excellent. Superior casting, powerful direction, and good staging all made for wonderful evenings. Plan ahead for tickets!

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Reviewed 11 January 2016

The two shows I saw here were like nothing Ive ever seen in England. The German relationship with text and audience is so much more relaxed, so much more fluid and with that comes a much more free kind of perfomance. The detail from both actors and directors is astonishing and their use of technology enhances the experience and is... More 

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Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

I went to see "Tartuffe" and although this won't be my favourite play the performance of the actors was great! There is a reason why this place is sold out so quickly usually.

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