Access and Arrival

Theatertreffen will take place both at Haus der Berliner Festspiele and at other Berlin venues. Here you can read information about barrier-free access so that you can enjoy your visit. For more information and to buy tickets please contact our ticket office.

Contact, information, reservation, telephone bookings

Berliner Festspiele – Ticket Office

Daily 11:00 – 17:00

Tel +49 30 254 89 100

Haus der Berliner Festspiele

You can reach the Haus der Berliner Festspiele barrier-free by using public transport: the metro station Spichernstraße (walking distance ca. 550 m) has two lifts on the platform of the U3 line in the direction of Wittenbergplatz and in the direction of Krumme Lanke as well as tactile paving for people with low vision on both sides of the platform.

The Haus der Berliner Festspiele at Schaperstraße 24 has barrier-free, step-free access to the foyer and to the auditorium on the ground floor. The upper foyers as well as the side stage are accessible via a lift. All access doors are open during events. Our staff is happy to provide you with support at any time.

A toilet for all genders as well as for people with limited mobility is located on the ground floor on the left-hand side of the entrance to the main stage.

Four dedicated places for wheelchair users are provided within the auditorium with step-free access. We regret that wheelchairs cannot be borrowed at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. For safety reasons and as a result of our fixed seating, walking aids and rollators may not be left in the auditorium. You are welcome to leave these at the cloakroom. Our front of house staff will be happy to accompany you to your seat or another point in the building, take your walking aid to the cloakroom and then return it to you at an appointed time. You are always welcome to speak to our front of house team about your needs at any time.

Assistance dogs may be brought along throughout the entire building. The elevator in the building features tactile signs.

More information and audio directions

Deutsches Theater Berlin

Burning Issues

Deutsches Theater and Kammerspiele have seats for guests in wheelchairs – please register your visit up to one day before the performance by contacting Ann-Kristin Meivers, Access to the venues is via the ramp or the lift at the entrance to Deutsches Theater.

Unfortunately the Rangfoyer is not accessible barrier-free.

Restrooms for people with disabilities are located in the foyer of Deutsches Theater.

The stalls and first balcony (towards the left) at the Deutsches Theater feature an induction loop system, Kammerspiele up to row 7. We recommend consulting Ann-Kristin Meivers, before booking.

Moreinformation and audio directions (in German)

Hans Otto Theater

Wheelchair places are available at Großes Haus (Main Theatre) and the Reithalle-venue. If you require a wheelchair place, please let the Berliner Festspiele Ticket Office know at least one day before your visit.

Barrier-free access to the venues is possible via the main entrance. At Großes Haus, there are two automatic doors. A lift will take you to Glasfoyer and Hochparkett. The stairs are marked with white front edges. The front-of-house staff will be happy to assist you. Barrier-free restrooms are located in the foyers of both Großes Haus and Reithalle. 

Hans Otto Theater provides five outside parking spaces free of charge for people with disabilities. They are located directly at Großes Haus, on the path between Gasometer and the main entrance. The parking garage in direct vicinity to the venues offers numerous barrier-free parking spaces subject to a fee.

Moreinformation (in German)

Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz

The nearest accessible public transport stops are:
Bus: M19, M29, N10 stop “Lehniner Platz/Schaubühne”; U-Bahn: U7 stop “Adenauerplatz”

In the private street the Schaubühne offers two parking spaces for people with physical disabilities. These parking spaces can only be booked combined with Wheelchair Tickets or tickets for severely disabled persons. A disabled pass is also required for use. The entrance to the parking spots is via the stage entrance in Cicerostraße.

The admittance staff will be happy to assist you at any time during your visit. Admission to the theatre stages A and B and the Globe is either via our ground level stage door (entrance via Cicerostraße) or via a mobile ramp at the side of the building.

The stages have three to four wheelchair spaces in the stalls which can also be accessed barrier-free. Barrier-free WCs are located in the back foyer. The wheelchair space in the studio is accessible via lift.

If you use a rollator, you can leave your walking aid backstage. The staff will be happy to help you at any time.



Burning Issues

There are no parking spaces at the Sophiensæle. Parking spaces for disabled people are available in the immediate vicinity. The nearest accessible stop is Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station.

The Kantine is at ground level and accessible without steps. The Festsaal (1st floor) and Hochzeitssaal (3rd floor) can be reached via an elevator when accompanied by the house staff. To use the elevator please contact our evening staff. 

An accessible toilet is available on the 1st floor and can be reached via the elevator. It can be accessed via the Festsaal foyer. For events in the Hochzeitssaal there is a WC on the 3rd floor with an entrance and cabin door 81 cm wide, the other cabin doors are 56 cm wide. From the 3rd floor as well as from the ground floor you can reach the accessible WC on the 1st floor by using the elevator.

Please address requests for barrier-free access to Ann-Kristin Meivers,

Travelinformation with directions and audio route description from Weinmeisterstraße underground station (U8)

Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

The ticket office, main foyer and main auditorium/Großes Haus are wheelchair-accessible via the main entrance of the theatre building. Wheelchair users visiting Probebühne/Videothek have access via lifts at Linienstraße 227, 10178 Berlin, at the stage door/back of the theatre building.
Barrier-free access to Sternfoyer, upper stalls, the locations Roter Salon/Grüner Salon and 3rd floor is currently not possible for structural reasons.

Hearing aid users are welcome to connect to Volksbühne’s inductive hearing system provided for performances shown at Großes Haus.

There are a limited number of wheelchair spaces available in the stalls for performances on the main stage/Großes Haus and on Probebühne/Videothek. Please contact Berliner Festspiele’s Ticket Office 24h in advance of your visit.