May 19 | 19.30
Livestream Online auf www.berlinerfestpiele.de | Pay what you want
In an interactive game show, the performers of the collective Henrike Iglesias compete against each other. The audience decides via app who bears up best against the competition’s challenging performance categories.
May 17 | 7 pm | Artist Talk Click HERE to register.
We would like to invite you to our second online showing, happening in the frame of the residency program NEW TECHNIQUES. T.Will and his collaborators will give insight into his research into the interrelation of race, gender and melancholia. >> FILM AND DJ SET HERE
Gangstas, Pimps and Hoes: The US rap world is filled with hyper masculine images. Joana Tischkau draws on these events to expose the fragility of social constructs such as race and gender. We will show the performance as a film version.
As part of the After Europe festival, curator Julian Warner invited participants to a symposium at Sophiensæle in the fall of 2019 to discuss central – and debatable – concepts and issues surrounding postcolonialism, decolonization, and identity politics. Now an edited version of the discussion has been published by Verbrecher Verlag.
As part of PAF Introducing ..., the online-installation negotiates issues of class, gender and migration. In a subtle way it plays with conventions of fashion shows and refers to a current phenomenon in which so-called "workwear" finds its way into high fashion contexts. What's classy if you're rich, but trashy if you're poor?
Die große M.I.N.T.-Show goes online! As part of the Performing Arts Festival 2021, hannsjana reprogram a Zoom meeting into a late-night show in their usual humorous manner and confront the exclusion mechanisms of scientific disciplines.
due to the ongoing uncertain planning situation, after three attempts of postponing the festival since January 2021, we have to inform you with a heavy heart that the event won’t take place this year. The twelve performances we were supposed to present received an invitation to participate in its next edition in January 2022. The artists received their production/revival grants, cancellation fees, and rehearsal space and dramaturgical support throughout the season. The works are finished and ready to be presented live. On July 1st, we are going to publish an open call for Tanztage Berlin 2022. We would like to thank the artists and our audience for their patience and understanding. We were very happy about the interest in our online kickoff of the Tanztage in January – you can still find the podcasts of the online kickoff on our website.
The Sophiensæle are constantly working on developing and improving their accessibility. We look forward to your questions and suggestions at any time! Please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or 030 - 27 89 00 35.
At present all performances take place under consideration of current legal protection and hygiene measures  to contain the spread of Covid-19 infections. Detailed information about the current Covid-19 hygiene rules  and tickets can be found HERE.
 Our protection and hygiene measures are based on the Infection Protection Act (IfSG) of 01.01.2001, the current SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Ordinance of the State of Berlin, the current Hygiene Framework Concept for Cultural Institutions in the State of Berlin and the current recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute on infection protection.
TICKETS Due to the limited seating capacity, we strongly recommend purchasing tickets online via our webshop. If you are dependent on a specific seat due to mobility restrictions or other visible or non-visible disabilities and an adeqaute seat is no longer available in our webshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 030 27 89 34 and we will try to find a solution.
Accompanying persons of people with severe disabilities (B) receive a free ticket. People with severe disabilities who require an accompanying person are requested to book a "Schwerbehindert-Ticket" or "Schwerbehindert (mit Rollstuhl)-Ticket" plus a free accompanying ticket. The free accompanying ticket might need to be picked up at the box office. Please note the respective instructions in our webshop. The box office opens 60 minutes before the performance begins. Due to safety regulations, a maximum of two people in wheelchairs are permitted per event in the Festsaal and Hochzeitssaal.
Persons who need a beanbag-seat are requested to book a "Sitzsack-Ticket".
Further information on ticketsales can be found here.
SPACES AND ROUTES The Kantine is at ground level and accessible without steps. The Festsaal (1st floor) and Hochzeitssaal (3rd floor) can be reached via an elevator (1.76 m x 2.71 m) when accompanied by the house staff. To use the elevator please contact our evening staff. The distance from the street to the elevator is approx. 60 m. The distance from the street to the ticket office is approx. 25 m. Find a 360° tour through the building here.
ACCESSIBLE BATHROOMS An accessible toilet (entrance door 1m in width) is available on the 1st floor and can be reached via the elevator. It can be accessed via the Festsaal foyer. For events in the Hochzeitssaal there is a WC on the 3rd floor with an entrance and cabin door 81 cm wide, the other cabin doors are 56 cm wide. From the 3rd floor as well as from the ground floor you can reach the accessible WC on the 1st floor by using the elevator.
EARLY BOARDING Due to the currently valid Sophiensæle Covid-19 hygiene protection concept and the numbered allocation of seats, we currently do not offer Early Boarding. If you are dependent on a specific seat due to mobility restrictions or other visible or non-visible disabilities, but this seat is no longer available in our online ticket shop, please contact email@example.com or 030 27 89 34 and we will try to find a solution.
AUDIODESCRIPTION AND TOUCH TOURS We regularly offer audiodescriptions of selected performances to make them accessible to blind and visually impaired people. Due to the currently valid Sophiensaele Covid-19 hygiene protection concept, we do not offer Touch Tours at present. We are seeking to create alternative, digital offers though. In the audiodescription over wireless headphones the processes on stage are described. This gives people with visual impairments access to the visual elements of a performance: movement, gestures, facial expressions, stage design, costumes and props are described.
In cooperation with Berlin für Blinde/Förderband e.V. we offer a pick-up service for blind and visually impaired people from the nearby S-Bahn and subway stations Hackescher Markt and Weinmeisterstraße. To use the pick-up service, please contact us at the latest 48 hours before the performance.
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RELAXED PERFORMANCE Selected performances take place as Relaxed Performance. Relaxed Performances are aimed at all those who feel more comfortable in a laid-back and sensorically relaxed atmosphere. The light in the auditorium is on to avoid complete darkness. In addition, hearing protection is provided if it should become too loud. Those who wish can come and go during the show. Silence is not mandatory. If you need a break, you can retire to the foyer.
PARKING Parking spaces for disabled people are available in the immediate vicinity: One parking space at Sophienstraße 21 (approx. 50 m away); two parking spaces at the corner of Rosenthaler/ Neue Schönhauser (Neue Schönhauser Str. 9, approx. 230 m away).
LANGUAGE For all productions, you will find information about any required language skills in our print and online media.
CONTACT For further information and registration please contact us at:
030 - 27 89 00 35 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For CURRENT OFFERS AND EVENTS please have a look at our programme