Theatre, Opera and Music

Theatre, Opera and Music

Theatre, opera and music

Find out more about opera houses, concerts and theatres in Berlin.


In Berlin, opera lovers have the choice between three renowned opera houses.

Not far from Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin is the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, one of the oldest and most renowned opera houses in Germany. The magnificent building houses an impressive collection of classical operas and ballet performances. You can reach the Staatsoper in 15 minutes on foot or in 5 minutes by taxi.

The Deutsche Oper Berlin is one of the city’s largest opera houses and offers an extensive repertoire ranging from classical operas to contemporary productions. The house is known for its top-class productions and international cast. You can reach the Deutsche Oper in 10 minutes by taxi and in 25 minutes by public transport.

The Komische Oper Berlin stands out for its innovative productions. Here, classical operas are interpreted in a modern way and combined with elements of musical theatre, dance and comedy. The Komische Oper is located in the immediate vicinity of the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin and can be reached in 7 minutes on foot or in 2 minutes by taxi.


Concerts are part of Berlin, and live music, in particular, is part of the DNA of the German capital. Between Waldbühne and Olympiastadion, Columbiaclub or Kulturhaus, international superstars of rock and pop music always find their way onto one of Berlin’s countless stages.


Berlin is home to an unusual mix of large traditional theatres and small off-theatres.

The Deutsches Theater is probably one of the best-known traditional theatres. Lovers of classical plays are sure to find what they are looking for in the programme of this award-winning ensemble. The theatre can be reached in 15 minutes on foot or in 7 minutes by taxi.

For critical and experimental theatre, the Volksbühne at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz is the place to go. You can reach the theatre in 12 minutes by taxi and in 15 minutes by underground rail.

A fresh breeze blows at the Berliner Ensemble, named after Bertolt Brecht’s world-famous company. In addition to Bertolt Brecht’s works, the repertoire includes contemporary plays. You can reach the theatre on foot in 12 minutes or in 7 minutes by taxi.

The Friedrichstadt-Palast is one of the largest and most glamorous show stages in Europe. Spectacular revue shows, musicals and variety performances take place here. The Friedrichstadt-Palast is known for its elaborate productions, impressive stage sets and talented artists. You can reach the Friedrichstadt-Palast in 15 minutes on foot or in 7 minutes by taxi.