Berlin Opera and Dance

Opera and Ballet lovers are spoilt for choice when visiting Berlin.  Three main Opera houses present all manner of works from lavish traditional productions to obscure and provocative modern works.

Along with the three world class Opera houses a number of smaller, independent houses produce a number of interesting performances.  From baroque to modern works, with staging varying from the traditional to the provocative, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berliner Staatsoper im Schiller Theater and the Komische Oper have something for pretty much everybody with performances of Mozart, Verdi, Puccini alongside more modern composers.  The Staatsballet, performing in various theatres around Berlin are a wonderful ensemble with a wide repertoire which includes both modern and traditional works. 

Komische Oper Berlin

The Komische Oper Berlin stands for the Comic Opera Berlin and is a standout amongst the opera houses in the city for producing wonderful, edgy and entertaining pieces of theatre.

Neuköllner Oper

Founded in 1976, Neuköllner Oper continues to bring opera, operetta, musicals, and humour to its audiences today. The company is creative and innovative; putting modern twists on traditional classics.

Sasha Waltz & Guests

This world-renowned dance company is headed by choreographer Sasha Waltz. Since 1993, they have been involved in stunning opera, dance, and theatre productions, both in Berlin and around the world.

Staatsoper Berlin

The Berlin State Opera is the oldest Opera house in Berlin, originally commissioned as the Court Opera House in 1741. They currently present a range of repertoire performed at the highest calibre.

Staatsballet Berlin

Berlin has one spectacular ballet company. Led by Vladimir Malakhov, this exceptional troupe performs on the stages in Berlin to appreciative audiences. Be moved by classical and neoclassical works.


Hidden away in the lovely Hackescher Markt area, Sophiensaele is a well-respected institution for independent experimental theatre, dance, opera, and improvisation performances.