Next Festival: June 5 - 10, 2018

From June 5 to 10, 2018, the Berlin Performing Arts Festival invites the audience as well as performing arts professionals from around the world to celebrate Berlin’s independent performing arts community! 

On five days, an artistic cartography of the city, its performance venues and its artists is formed, ranging from renowned dance companies to performance newcomers performing on everything from large stages to public


A special section of programming is dedicated to artistic newcomers within the category introducing…. Selected by the performance venues Ballhaus Ost, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Sophiensæle and Theaterdiscounter, work of Berlins most exiting new comers will be presented. The schedule of programming will be supplemented by ancillary programming as well as special formats and events for German and international professionals. 


Watch this space for more information about the programm and ticketing!

Performing Arts Community

About the Berlin Performing Arts Festival

The Berlin Performing Arts Festival celebrates the diversity of Berlin’s independent performing arts community at numerous theaters and performance venues throughout the entire city. Since 2016, this annual week-long festival has presented the work and artistic positions of Berlin’s performing artists and groups working in all genres.

More about background and team




Be Part of the 2018 Festival

LAFT Berlin invites all professional Berlin-based artists, groups and performance venues of the independent performing arts community to participate in shaping the schedule of programming by offering their productions and events as part of the Berlin Performing Arts Festival! The submission deadline for the 2018 festival was January 22, 2018.

Berlin Performing Arts Festival

2017 Berlin Performing Arts Festival

We are looking back on some fantastic festival days: We are thrilled about the excellent and diverse schedule of programming, the numerous audience members and visiting industry professionals from more than 16 countries – and, frankly, about a great success! 

More about the 2017 Berlin Performing Arts Festival you can find on facebookinstagram and twitter

Directly to the detailed 2017 Schedule of Programming!

The first ever Berlin Performing Arts Festival Berlin - that was 2016!

The Berlin Performing Arts Festival presented the work and artistic positions of the independent performing arts community in a shared festival with over 120 theater, music theater, performance and dance productions at more than 50 performance venues and event locations in Berlin.

Directly to the detailed 2016 Schedule of Programming and for additional information.