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An in­ter­na­tional, high- cal­iber pro­gram of mu­si­cals, cabaret, and con­certs in an el­e­gant hall from the 1920s. There are two ad­di­tional stages for the smaller pro­duc­tions. 18 Sep: Tony Ben­nett. 30 Sep: Mi­nozil Brass.­mi­ Friedrich­str. 101. T: 030.47997499. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3

Bar Jeder Ver­nunft

A 1912 tent hous­ing song and dance shows, com­edy, and cabaret. Many of the shows are in Ger­man only. Call for info. Un­til 5 Sep: Car­ring­tonBrown Duo, Dream a Lit­tle Dream.­erver­ Schaper­str. 24. T: 030.8831582. U Spich­ern­straße. C4

Bimah, the Jewish Theater

Most shows are in Ger­man, but there are fre­quent Yid­dish song per­for­mances. Check web­site for info. www.juedis­chesthe­ater­ber­ Friedrich­str. 101. T: 030.2511096. S+U Friedrich­strasse. E3

Bluemax Theater

Their skin is blue and their out­fits are black. The un­mis­tak­able Blue Man Group has its own per­ma­nent theater and their show is an en­er­getic com­bi­na­tion of mu­sic, art, ges­tures, and com­edy. The few spo­ken words are in English. All month: Wed, Thu & Sat 6 and 9pm, Tue & Fri 8pm, Sun 6 pm. Mar­lene- Di­et­rich- Platz 4. T: 01805.4444 (toll num­ber). S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Chamäleon Va­ri­eté

An old ball­room where it is not unusual to see trapeze artists, jug­glers, tap dancers, and cabaret singers. All month: Cross­roads, an ac­ro­batic show with lots of danc­ing. Sun and Tue– Fri 8pm. Sat 6 and 9:30pm. www.chamaeleon­ber­ In­side the Hack­eschen Höfen, Rosen­thaler Str. 40/41. T: 030.4000590. S Hack­escher Markt. E2

English The­atre Ber­lin | In­ter­na­tional Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter

Ber­lin’s only or­ga­ni­za­tion that is solely ded­i­cated to English per­for­mances, with year-round in- house pro­duc­tions and se­lected in­ter­na­tional works, con­certs and com­edy from Ber­lin’s in­de­pen­dent per­form­ing arts com­mu­nity.­ber­lin. de. Fidicin­str. 40. T: 030.6911211. U Platz der Luft­brücke. E5


Spe­cial ef­fects, glitzy Ve­gas- style live show pro­duc­tions, and va­ri­ety shows at this 1920 theater. www.palast- ber­ Friedrich­str. 107. T: 030.23262326. U Friedrich­straße. E3


Tues­day is English Com­edy Night at this pop­u­lar com­edy club, and there’s also an English in­ter­mezzo late on Satur­day nights.­e­dy­ Schön­hauser Allee 184. T: 030.48623186. U Rosa- Lux­em­burg- Platz. F2

Qu­atsch Com­edy Club

This pop­u­lar com­edy club hosts fre­quent stand up com­edy shows and presents a reg­u­lar English­language com­edy night. www.quatschcom­e­dy­ Friedrich­str. 107. T: 01806.999000969 (toll num­ber). S+U Friedrich­straße. E3


Ev­ery Satur­day and Sun­day, this theater in­side the Spiel­bank Ber­lin hosts co­me­dian Karsten Kaie’s hi­lar­i­ous show How To Be­come A Ber­liner In One Hour? Mar­lene- Di­et­rich- Platz 1. T: 01806.570070 (toll num­ber). S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3/D4

Theater am Pots­damer Platz

Mu­si­cals and in­ter­na­tional per­for­mances. De­signed by Renzo Pi­ano, this theater seats 1800 peo­ple. All Month: Be­yond the Hori­zon, mu­si­cal (in Ger­man with English sur­titles) on the fall of the Wall. Tues–Thu 7pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 3:30 and 8pm, Sun 6pm. www.stage en­ter­tain­ Mar­leneDi­et­rich- Platz 4. T: 01805.4444 (toll num­ber). S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Theater des Westens

One of Ber­lin’s most pop­u­lar mu­si­cal and op­eretta the­aters. All month: War Horse: adapted from Michael Mor­purgo’s novel, the show is about a young man whose horse is sold to the WWI cav­alry. In Ger­man. Wed 6:30pm, Thu, Fri, Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5:30pm. www.stage en­ter­tain­ Kantstr. 12. T: 0180.54444 (toll num­ber). U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4

Tipi am Kan­zler­amt

The big tent in the Tier­garten has a vast pro­gram mu­si­cals, magic, cabaret, dance, and theater. Many of the shows are in Ger­man. www.tipi-amkan­zler­ Große Quer­allee. T: 030.39066550. U Bun­destag. D3


An experimental mul­ti­me­dia theater and cul­tural cen­ter where you can see plays, read­ings, lec­tures, con­certs, and more. Check web­site for pro­gram. www.volks­buehne- ber­ Linien­str. 227. T: 030.24065777. U Rosa- Lux­em­burg- Platz. F2

Win­ter­garten Va­ri­eté

Mir­rors, wood, red vel­vet, and a starry sky de­fine this sump­tu­ous va­ri­ety theater. All month: Der Helle Wahnsinn (in Ger­man).­ter­garten­ber­ Pots­damer Str. 96. T: 030.588433. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D4

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