January 27 28 29 | 20.00 January 30 | 18.00
music theatre Festsaal | 15/10 Euro
The Berlin music theatre group Hauen und Stechen presents its version of the opera Salomé. The production, based on an opera by Richard Strauss and a text by Oscar Wilde, alternates between music and dance. It is a film, a journey, a fair and a dance of death all in one.
February 03 04 05 | 19.30 February 06 | 17.00
Performance Festsaal | 15/10 €
For his latest project, Hendrik Quast learns the art of ventriloquism in order to approach the chronic inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis artistically. In conversation with the disease, new ways of speaking and images of chronic illness emerge, opening up unusual spaces of humor for the ill and healthy audience.
History has failed us, but... deals with physical forms of protest and searches for a solidary togetherness while taking into account different bodies. Which narratives and images of resistance are remembered - and how are they told?
February 24 25 26 | 20.00 February 27 | 16.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €
For a long time now, collective mourning and its rituals have been disappearing from public space. Golden Gate questions our normative perceptions of loss and mourning. What is queer grief and in what way can it become a collective movement of melancholy and resistance?
In the third round of our spring series QUEER DARLINGS we again bring old and new favorites to Berlin: Frédéric Gies, Cherish Menzo, Vincent Riebeek, Teresa Vittucci + Colin Self, tiran, and others focus on contemporary translations of archetypal figures and myths: They appropriate archetypes in order to remove the basis of stereotypes, and create new mythologies in order to establish communities that are as tender as they are political.
From March 16 to 20, the Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022 festival will gather 13 current and remarkable positions of dance and choreographic creation in Berlin, including three Sophiensaele productions by Sheena McGrandles, Joana Tischkau and Michelle Moura.
The halls of the Sophiensæle are available for rental for PRIVATE, NON-ARTISTIC EVENTS. All rentable spaces are located in the middle wing of the former craftsman’s workshop built in 1904/1905.
The FESTSAAL holds a maximum of 250 people, the associated FOYER can hold 100 people. For smaller events the HOCHZEITSSAAL with its own foyer can be rented. It holds a maximum of 100 persons. The KANTINE on the ground floor can also hold a maximum of 100 people and is directly accessible from the inner courtyard. RAUM 213 can hold up to 50 people. Depending on availability, the rooms can be rented individually or as a whole. TOTALLY, the house is approved for a maximum of 350 persons at the same time.
FESTSAAL Floor: 1 Size: approx. 480 m² (24 m x 20 m) Ceiling height: 8,60 m Number of persons: max. 250 Equipment: flexible grandstand, 16 m x 8 m Access: via two staircases and the elevator
A foyer located in front of the Festsaal can also be rented separately.
FOYER FESTSAAL Floor: 1 Size: approx. 135 m² Ceiling height: 4,60 m Number of persons: max. 100 Equipment: mobile bar, furniture if required Access: via the left staircase, the Festsaal and the elevator
HOCHZEITSSAAL Floor: 3 Size: approx. 240 m² (12 m x 20 m) Ceiling height: 3,70 m Number of persons: max. 100 Equipment: flexible grandstand with seat cushion, 5 m x 10 m Access: via both staircases and the elevator
In front of the Hochzeitssaal is a separate foyer including a kitchen, which can be rented as required.
FOYER HOCHZEITSSAAL Floor: 3 Size: approx. 54,80 m² (8,5 m x 6,45 m) / effective usable area approx. 39 m² Ceiling height: 3,70 m Number of persons: max. 50 Equipment: Bar with kitchenette Access: via both staircases and the elevator
KANTINE Floor: Ground Floor Size: in total: approx. 230 m², front part of the room incl. stage and bar area: approx. 180 m² (9,23 m x 19,86 m) Ceiling height: 4,2 m Number of persons: max. 100 Equipment: none Access: 2 doors, directly accessible from the courtyard of the building