Performing Arts Festival Berlin

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PAF 2021 – the program is taking shape!

Reacting to the situation, making adjustments, looking for other (digital) spaces and formats – the independent performing arts community and therefore the Berlin Performing Arts Festival continue what they have long been experts in. Whether analog with changed protective measures, purely digital or hybrid – the Berlin Performing Arts Festival 2021 will take place! 

This year's festival edition, from May 25-30, 2021, will showcase works from all genres of the independent performing arts, inviting visitors to explore the city and, in the light of the pandemic, have safe encounters in digital space.


The 2021 Berlin Performing Arts Festival and the 58th Theatertreffen: "What are we waiting for?"

For the first time, Theatertreffen (May 13 to 24, 2021) and Performing Arts Festival (May 25 to 30, 2021) will host a joint series of talks under the title of “What are we waiting for?”. Four online debates featuring artists, politicians and culture professionals including Nada Abdelwahab, Carsten Brosda, Margarita Tsomou, Franziska Werner and Torsten Wöhlert will focus on the conditions of artistic work since the beginning of the Corona pandemic and try to develop possible future prospects for the theatre sector.

The talks will be transmitted from the Performing Arts Festival Berlin’s festival centre and live via our website.


PAF Outside - a successful reunion!

On September 5, 2020, the Berlin Performing Arts Festival celebrated a successful reunion with numerous participants and fans of the festival in the garden of Circus Schatzinsel.