Partner content: The Friedrichstadt-Palast

Welcome to Berlin-Mitte — the centre of German politics, but also Berlin’s trendy nightlife district, nestled between Friedrichstraße, Unter den Linden and Hackescher Markt.Friday, 31 May 2019

By The Friedrichstadt-Palast
The Friedrichstadt-Palast

Welcome to Berlin-Mitte — the centre of German politics, but also Berlin’s trendy nightlife district, nestled between Friedrichstraße, Unter den Linden and Hackescher Markt. The district has been a hub for upscale theatre entertainment since the 1920s when everything from Max Reinhardt’s literary cabaret Schall und Rauch to Erik Charell’s revues were performed at the Großes Schauspielhaus.

The people of Berlin have always known where to go for a good time. Today, there’s nowhere else in the city with more theatres, as many occupied seats or as much applause. It remains the top location for entertainment and nightlife. Many of the swankiest restaurants, bars and clubs can be found here — as can the tastiest cocktails. In short: New York has Broadway, London has the West End and Berliners like to say — of course, with a wink — that they have the ‘East End’.

The world’s biggest theatre stage is located at the heart of the East End. The Friedrichstadt-Palast that first opened at Friedrichstraße 107 in 1984 is just five minutes from Friedrichstraße railway station. To this day, the Palast’s shows and dimensions remain unique the world over. The huge building is the final large-scale construction project of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and an outstanding architectural testimony to a reunified Germany.

Today, the grand displays, kids’ shows and guest performances attract more than 700,000 visitors every year. With over 160 people involved in each performance, including more than 100 artists, it stages the largest shows in the world.

The current VIVID Grand Show is a declaration of love to life and overflows with colour. Guests and the media can’t contain their enthusiasm. One impressed visitor commented on social media: “An evening filled with music, acrobatics and comedy — the mix is simply perfect. It’s a feast for the eyes and ears.” Another raved: “A magnificent artistic performance! I can’t imagine there being any way to top this!” Broadway World also said: “If you’ll be in Europe at any time in the near future, you must see the VIVID Grand Show. It’s worth visiting Berlin for.”

DON'T MISS

Enjoying the show from the best seats in the house; rows three and 10 offer plenty of legroom and the finest views in the theatre

NEED TO KNOW

KEY FACTS

• Perfect for non-German speakers
• Tickets from €19.80 (£17.50)
• Show runs for around two and a half hours, including a 25-minute interval
• Suitable for ages eight and over

GET IN TOUCH

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T: +49 30 2326 2327

E: tickets@palast.berlin

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