The 2020 Musikfest Berlin will take place with an updated programme and new dates!

You can find questions and answers about the course of the Musikfest Berlin 2020 on the FAQ page.

In order to ensure compliance with the current distance and hygiene regulations at the concerts, we unfortunately have considerably fewer seats in the concert hall and thus a significantly reduced number of tickets is available.

The duration for each concert is a maximum of 90 minutes without an interval.

Advance Booking

Tickets for the new programme are available through the webshop, by phone on +49 30 254 89 100 and at the Gropius Bau box office. Please note that, with the exception of the Staatskapelle Berlin, tickets for the concerts by Berlin-based orchestras are available exclusively through those orchestras’ own sales outlets.

We regret that all tickets that were purchased before 21 July are no longer valid and will have to be exchanged or cancelled.

We regret that due to the Philharmonie’s present safety policy it is only possible to select a particular group of seats (price category) and not individual seats. The ticket system will then automatically allocate you the best available seat in the blocks that belong to your chosen group of seats (price category). You will find the letter for this block on your ticket. The Philharmonie’s front of house staff will co-ordinate seating within this block directly inside the auditorium in order to ensure that the minimum distances between members of the audience can be maintained.
Due to the hygiene regulations of Philharmonie Berlin, it is not possible for guests in August to sit together with several persons. In September, this will be possible again for members of one household.

Advance Bookings for Berlin-based Orchestras

Tickets for the concerts of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin within Musikfest Berlin should be booked directly via the orchestras concerned. Please note that their dates for accepting advanced bookings may differ.

Changes in the Programme since Advance Booking Started (November 2019)

The originally planned programme of the Musikfest Berlin with information about the changes can be found in magazine for Musikfest Berlin 2020 PDF, 6.8 MB .

Phone Service

Monday – Friday 11:00 – 15:00
Tel +49 30 254 89 100

Exchange or Reimbursement of Tickets for Musikfest Berlin 2020’s Original Programme

All tickets purchased for Musikfest Berlin before 21 July 2020 are no longer valid because many of the concerts either cannot take place, take place in in another hall or can only take place in altered form. Also, the seating plan in the Philharmonie has had to be adapted to the current corona regulations. As a result your tickets will have to be reissued, exchanged or refunded.

We are able to offer you the following options:

  • Exchange of tickets. Please understand that due to the reduced seating capacity we may not be able to fulfil all ticket requests.
  • Return tickets in exchange for a voucher.
  • Return tickets and refund the price of your purchase via the original means of payment or by bank transfer. We regret that cash refunds at the box office are not currently possible.
  • If you wish to donate the purchase price of your tickets to Deutsche Orchesterhilfe, we will be happy to transfer the sum in your name.

To complete the exchange or refund process please contact us: By e-mail to , by phone on +49 30 254 89 100 or in person at the Gropius Bau box office. We have reserved special booking periods at the Gropius Bau for this:

Monday, Wednesday 15:00 – 18:30
Thursday, Friday 15:00 – 20:30
Saturday 10:00 – 14:00

We would ask for your understanding that it may currently take longer than usual to work on the matter you have raised. Our ticket office is working round the clock to be able to give equal time to all the enquiries we receive. Please refrain from resubmitting your enquiry as the fewer of these we have to deal with, the faster we will be able to respond to your concerns.

Waiting List for Sold Out Performances

You have the option to be added to the waiting list for performances that are sold out. You can find the link to do this alongside the relevant performance in our webshop. We will contact you when tickets for your desired event are available.

Box Offices

Gropius Bau
Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin

Box office opening hours for advanced bookings
Saturday to Wednesday 10:00–18:30
Thursday & Friday 10:00–20:30
Closed on Tuesdays

Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1, 10785 Berlin
The box office at the Philharmonie Berlin is currently closed. The latest information on its opening hours can be found on the Philharmonie Berlin website.

Haus der Berliner Festspiele
The box office at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele will remain closed until further notice due to building work.

Buying Tickets on the Night

The box office at the Philharmonie will be opened one hour before the beginning of the event. Due to the prevailing safety and hygiene precautions, we would like to ask you to purchase your tickets online in our Webshop and to only use the box office in exceptional circumstances.


Reduced price tickets may be claimed when booking in advance online and at the box office in the Gropius Bau. Those eligible for reductions are: schoolchildren and students up to the age of 27, and those in training, engaged in Federal Voluntary Service, in receipt of unemployment benefit or holders of the Berlinpass. Please keep valid ID with you when entering the event.

Holders of the Berlinpass may buy one reduced price ticket for € 3 at the evening box office for the respective performance, subject to availability. Please show the relevant ID. Special and guest performances are not included.

If you as a severely disabled person require someone to escort you, this person will be admitted free of charge on presentation of the appropriate credentials (“B-Ausweis”). Such tickets can only be offered at the box office at Gropius Bau or by telephone.

General Information

General information on ways to purchase tickets, on reductions and ticket bookings can be found on the general ticket page.

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