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         production centre

        for performing arts

For over thirty years, theaterhaus berlin has been a production centre and networking platform for the independent performing arts scene in Berlin.  An inspiring environment for creative work and artistic production, theaterhaus berlin offers the largest amount of rehearsal space in Berlin at two locations: in the central district of Mitte, and close to the water in idyllic Schöneweide.

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theaterhaus berlin provides affordable, tailored rehearsal spaces for performance, artistry, dance and theatre. The facilities are aimed at professional performing artists from the local and international independent scene.

Working in close exchange with artists, venues and cultural institutions in the city, theaterhaus berlin is committed to the structural strengthening, networking and visibility

of Berlin's independent art scene.



Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte was founded in 1992 as a "theatre rehearsal house" on Rosenthaler Straße by the Berlin-Mitte district office. The objective was to support the freelance theatre scene by offering affordable rehearsal spaces. Initially housed in various temporary locations – including a BEWAG substation and a former elementary school from the Wilhelminian Period on Koppenplatz – Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte found its permanent home in a former school building between Wallstraße and Neue Jakobstraße in 2009.

Since 2010, Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte has been managed by Kulturinitiative Förderband gGmbH and funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. In 2021, an additional location was established in Schöneweide in the former building of the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts, and  Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte, now encompassing the sites in Mitte and Schöneweide,  became theaterhaus berlin.

In 2024, the structures of theaterhaus berlin are to be consolidated and transitioned to institutional funding. This represents a significant milestone in the theaterhaus berlin's evolution and its continued contribution to the cultural landscape of Berlin.

anti-discrimination policy

theaterhaus berlin is a place of diversity that welcomes and values people regardless of appearance, color, race, religion, gender, gender identity, or physical or mental disability. We strive to develop our locations into discrimination-sensitive spaces. We strongly encourage our employees, business partners and guests to actively participate in a culture of mutual respect and acceptance. Discrimination and disrespectful treatment of others will be treated as a violation of our house rules and may result in removal from the premises.

If you feel uncomfortable, discriminated against or harassed, please contact us at

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theaterhaus berlin is a project of Kulturinitiative Förderband gGmbH
and is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion.

With kind support of Berliner Immobilienmanagement GmbH and Jobcenter Berlin.

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