Dear audience,

What a long, strange trip the year 2020 has been so far! We hope that you all have weathered the global uncertainty as well as possible in the nearly six months since we last saw each other at Fidicinstraße.

We’re very excited to be able to announce the remainder of our 2020 programming to you and wanted to also take the opportunity to let you know about a number of essential changes we have put in place to ensure your safety as well as that of our artists and staff.

There are three exciting projects schedule through the end of the year: BIYT’s You-Me-Human-Tree, a new performance project co-created by humans and trees of all different ages, experiences and backgrounds on October 2 and 3 as well as October 8, 9 and 10, our 8th Expo Festival: A Showcase of Wahlberliner, with eight performances by Berliner from all over the world over six evenings (October 29, 31 and November 1, 3, 5 and 7) as well as the world premiere of Exotic Animal, the new performance by Ming Poon, whom many of you will remember from his performance The Intervention of Loneliness from the 2019 Expo (December 3, 4 and 5).

In order to maintain the mandated minimum distance regulations, a maximum of two people from the same household can sit next to each other. When booking tickets, please be certain to only select two seats next to each other for people who live in the same household. Otherwise, please purchase individual seats.

The Absent Neighbor – Pay the Price of Two Tickets to Help Keep ETB | IPAC Going!

We are very happy to be able to offer live programming again, but the first thing you’ll notice when taking your seat is how much roomier the auditorium feels. In order to keep our artists and audiences safe, we’ve been forced to reduce our seating capacity by nearly 75% and close our bar.

As you can imagine, this has a tremendous effect on us financially and means that even with a full house, we can barely cover our nightly expenses, let alone keep our budget in balance. We’re looking at closing out the year with a large deficit.

Rather than raise our prices universally and exclude anyone from our programming, we have chosen to introduce a new ticket price: The Absent Neighbor. Audience members who would like to support us are welcomed and encouraged to buy a symbolic ticket for the audience member who would have been seated next to them before the ongoing global pandemic changed everything.

If you are able, please consider buying a ticket at the Absent Neighbor price level. Every little bit goes an extremely long way to helping us keep the theater going and continuing to bring you high-quality live art!

You are also welcome to donate to us directly via bank transfer:

English Theatre Berlin e.V.

Purpose: Donation
Berliner Volksbank
IBAN: DE31 1009 0000 5708 6460 00

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.