Production Center for the Independent Scene
For more than 27 years, Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte has been a communication platform and aproduction base for freelance performing artists in the center of Berlin.
With reasonably priced rehearsal rooms in a pleasant working atmosphere at a central, easily accessible location, the Theaterhaus has become probably the most important working place for all genres of performing arts in Berlin.
Each year, the artists produce about 350 new productions and revivals of all genres in the Theaterhaus, of which around 80 percent premiere at Berlin venues and some are presented on the Werkstattbühne 003 in the Theaterhaus itself. 10 percent are produced for venues around the world. At around 5 percent, the area of film productions has grown significantly in recent years.
Photos: Ronald Spratte
The Theaterhaus Berlin has also developed and promoted artistic cooperation with international partners for more than ten years. As a result, it has gained a reputation abroad not only as a place for intercultural encounters, but also as an important venue for guests from all over the world. The Theaterhaus staff promotes the professionalization and networking of the artists through documentation, information, advice and technical support. In recent years, the focus of cooperation has been on projects with an intercultural background and diversity aspects, theatre in public spaces and projects by young professionals.
The house was founded in 1992 as "Theaterprobenhaus" in the Rosenthaler Straße by the district office of Berlin Mitte. The aim was to support freelance theatre professionals by offering inexpensive rehearsal rooms. After several interim locations, in a BEWAG transformer station and in the building of a former primary school from the Wilhelminian period at Koppenplatz, the Theaterhaus has been located in the Wallstraße since 2009.
The Theaterhaus is managed by the Kulturinitiative Förderband gGmbH and funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe of the State of Berlin.
Kontakt/Rezeption: 030 - 2804 1966