Theaterhaus Berlin  -  Production Center for the Independent Scene

For more than 29 years Theaterhaus Berlin is the main production location and communication platform for independent performing artists in Berlin. With affordable rehearsal spaces in a pleasant working atmosphere at a central, easily accessible location in Mitte and an idyllic location near the water in Schöneweide, the Theaterhaus has become probably the most important working location for all genres of the performing arts in Berlin.

Each year, the Theaterhaus produces about 350 new productions and revivals of all genres, of which some 80 percent premiere at Berlin venues, some of which are also presented on the "WERKSTATTBÜHNE 003" of  Theaterhaus itself. 10 percent of these are produced for venues around the world and, at around 5 percent, the area of film productions has increased significantly in recent years.


The operating concept is based on the temporary rental of the twenty-three rehearsal venues in the building on Wallstraße / Neue Jakobstraße (thbm) and currently twelve rehearsal venues at the Schöneweide location (thbs) on an ongoing basis, by hours to the day, for 345 days a year, 85 hours a week.

The Theaterhaus is not just an "Stundenhotel", but rather a place where advice and support are provided, professionalization is promoted, dialogue and networking are made possible and, last but not least, the productivity of performing artists in Berlin is extensively documented.

In the previous years, projects with an intercultural background and diversity aspects, theater in public space, as well as projects by young professionals formed the focal points for further cooperation. In addition, the Theaterhaus has been developing and promoting artistic cooperation with international partners for over ten years. As a result, it is not only known abroad as a place for intercultural encounters, but also as an important contact point for guests from all over the world.

The Theaterhaus was founded in 1992 as a "Theaterprobenhaus" (theater rehearsal house) in Rosenthaler Straße by the Berlin Mitte district office. The purpose was to support freelance theater producers by offering inexpensive rehearsal space. After several stops in between, in a BEWAG transformer station and in the building of a former elementary school from the Wilhelminian period on Koppenplatz, the Theaterhaus has been located on Wallstraße since 2009. Since then, it has been operated by the Kulturinitiative Förderband gGmbH.

The Theaterhaus berlin is funded by the Senator for Culture and Europe.

Foto (c) Ronald Spratte

Theaterhaus Berlin is a project of the Kulturinitiative Förderband gGmbH and is supported by the

Senate Department for Culture and Europe.


Kindly supported by Berliner Immobilienmanagement GmbH and Jobcenter Berlin.

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