9.11 Cinemas, theatres and opera houses in Berlin

Berlin is well-known for its wide cultural diversity. Theatres, opera houses and cinemas are particularly popular among students. What is on and where is advertised in magazines such as Zitty, Tip and the english-language magazine Exberliner.

Going to the cinema is cheaper on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, which are known as cinema days (Kinotage). Cinema tickets for all performances cost only between € 4 and € 7, whereas on other days € 8 to € 11 is common. Often, students can also buy tickets at a reduced price if they present their student ID.

The ClassicCard enables young persons up to 30 years old to obtain tickets at very reasonable prices for performances, e.g. at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in Berlin-Charlottenburg, the Konzerthaus at the Gendarmenmarkt and the Staatsoper Berlin. Detailed information about the ClassicCard may be obtained from the following Internet site with the option to order by e-mail: www.classiccard.de.

In many other theatres and opera houses, tickets are available at reduced student rates. Besides, tickets at reduced prices may also be bought from the ticket desk on the day of the performance (Abendkasse).

Theatre and concert tickets at prices reduced up to 50% may be bought from:

HEKTICKET at Alexanderplatz
Alexanderstraße 1, 1st floor on the left
10178 Berlin

Phone: (+49 30) 230 99 30

Opening hours:
Mo - Fr  10.30 - 19.00


HECKTICKET at Zoologischer Garten
Hardenbergstraße 29 d (opposite the station)
10623 Berlin

Opening hours:
Mo - Sa 10.00 - 20.00
Su and holidays 14.00 - 18.00


For young people up to 21 years, there are very inexpensive concert tickets at:

JugendKultur Service
Obentrautstraße 55 (near Anklamer Straße)
10963 Berlin (Kreuzberg)

Phone: (+49 30) 23 55 62 - 0

Opening hours:
Mo - We  9.00 – 16.00
Th  9.00 – 18.00
Fr  9.00 – 14.00