PAF&friends Party! (PAF Team & Friends)
Every festival needs a party! While we slowly close out Thursday night at the Ballhaus Ost bar, we’ll go deep into the night after the performance on Friday and invite the artists, team and guests to dance the night away.
Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, Prenzlauer Berg, 10437 Berlin
PAF&friends is an initiative of the association of regional performing arts festivals, consisting of the Berlin Performing Arts Festival, 6 Tage frei (Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg), Hauptsache Frei (Hamburg), RODEO (Munich), FAVORITE (Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia) and is realized in collaboration with Ballhaus Ost Berlin.
The schedule of ancillary programming of PAF&friends has been made possible by the Berlin Performing Arts Festival in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. The Berlin Performing Arts Festival is organized by LAFT – Landsverband freie Darstellende Künste and is funded by the State of Berlin, Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
» Ballhaus Ost
Ballhaus Ost is a production space for independent theater, performance and dance. Located in the former celebration and assembly hall of a Berlin Free Church Community and built in 1907, Ballhaus Ost cooperates with groups and artists from all fields of the performing arts, including well-established groups and artists as well as newcomers and emerging members of the independent performing arts community. As an experimental stage for various forms of contemporary theater, Ballhaus Ost invites its audience to experience and discover new ways of artistic debates with today's reality of life. During the German Democratic Republic (GDR), before the venue was used as a theater, the ballroom was used as the Casion des Handwerks and became a pool hall and nightclub after the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Ballhaus Ost was founded by the directors Uwe-Moritz Eichler, Philipp Reuter and the performer Anne Tismer in 2006. Daniel Schrader and Tina Pfurr have been the artistic directors since 2011.