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About KULTURSOMMERFESTIVAL

Berlin’s never had a festival like this before. At the waterside, in parks, between skyscrapers, on museum grounds and city streets: the 90 partners contributing to the Kultursommerfestival will transform various sites into stages, screens and dance floors — in every neighbourhood and for all Berliners and guests.

The event programme of the three-month cultural festival is being designed by Berlin-based cultural institutions and initiatives of all shapes and sizes and will comprise everything from concerts and readings at the beach and in zoos to acrobatic routines on the Holzmarkt and performances by the Berlin State Ballet on a boat. Visitors will be invited to gaze at the stars as part of the Planetarium in the Park and also enjoy productions on city streets by independent artists and performers from Theaterdiscounter and HAU. Among the contributing partners are the Friedrichstadtpalast, Berliner Ensemble, Volksbühne, local galleries, state museums, Berlin’s Central and Regional Library and the Schlesische27 urban project lab. Other festivals are also involved, including 48 Stunden Neukölln, Classic Open Air, CSD and many more. 

You can find our first events of the Kultursommerfestival programme schedule online in the event calendar here as well as on Facebook and Instagram. More events will be published soon, please check our event calendar regularly! 

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FAQ

Where can I find the entire programme schedule? ​

You can find our first events of the Kultursommerfestival programme schedule online in the event calendar here as well as on Facebook and Instagram. More events will be published soon, please check our event calendar regularly!

 

Which institutions are partners to the Kultursommerfestival?

Kulturprojekte Berlin is responsible for the Kultursommerfestival’s programme schedule and will be working with roughly 90 Berlin-based cultural institutions and partners to bring open-air events to all city districts throughout the summer. 

Our partners including the following:

Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Musicboard Berlin, Fête de la musique, Ymusic GmbH, Spreehalle Berlin, Marc Sinan Company, Literaturhaus Berlin, 48h Neukölln, İç İçe Festival, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Quatsch Comedy Club, Drehbühne Berlin, Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen, Berliner CSD e.V., Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, TD Berlin, Insel der Jugend, Schloß Schönhausen, Staatskapelle Berlin, Berlinische Galerie, Theater Anu, Palais Populaire, Zenner, Floating University Berlin, Vitsche, Gärten der Welt, Kulturstiftung Schloss Britz, Büro Döring, Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, Stadttheater Spandau, Gretchen, Schaubude Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Tanz im August, HAU/Hebbel am Ufer, Jung und Artig, Berlin Ensemble, Friedrichstadt-Palast, Staatsballett Berlin, Schloss Biesdorf, Arbeitskreis Kommunale Galerien Berlin

...and many more!  

Does it cost anything to attend the events? ​

Admission to all Kultursommerfestival events is free of charge.  

Do I have to register for the events?

Some of the events have a limited seating capacity, which means that you’ll need to register prior to the event and/or book a specific time-slot ticket. You can find all relevant information by going to the online event calendar and clicking on the respective event. At this point you’ll be given the opportunity to register and/or book a free time-slot ticket.  

Can I bring my children to the events? ​

You can see whether an event is aimed at children and/or families by visiting the page of the respective event. 

Barrier-free access

It’s important to us that everyone has easy and equal access to the Kultursommerfestival. This is why we’re offering a diverse programme that is as barrier-free as possible. You can filter for inclusive events in our event calendar. Simply visit the page of the respective event to find detailed information on barrier-free language offerings (translations into German sign language, audio descriptions, subtitles, etc.) as well as accessibility at the site or venue (e.g., equipment for the visually impaired or hearing impaired, wheelchair accessibility, etc.).    

  

If you need any further information, please send an email prior to your visit to kultursommerfestival@kulturprojekte.berlin  

Information in easy-to-understand language​

The Kultur-Sommer-Festival is a big celebration. It is made up of many individual events.   

There’s music, for example. And dance. And theatre.   

It takes place over a total of 90 days. From June to September.   

All events take place outside.   

  

Each event takes place at a different location. At sites all over Berlin.  

Admission is free. Visitors don’t have to pay any money to enjoy the events.  

  

All different kinds of people can meet at the Kultur-Sommer-Festival.   

  

We want to be as barrier-free as possible. Many of the sites can be reached in a wheelchair.   

We would be delighted if you decided to visit the festival!  

Weather conditions

We highly recommend that you check the weather forecast before your visit and, if necessary, bring an umbrella or rainproof clothing. When the sun is out and the temperature is high, don’t forget to wear sunscreen and protective headgear and also to drink enough liquids.     

A severe thunderstorm may result in the cancellation of an event. If this happens, the event will not be repeated.  

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for all of the latest updates and schedule changes.  

Covid-19

Please make sure you check the event calendar in advance to find out which health measures and/or hygiene rules apply for the event you wish to visit.   

For the sake of everyone involved, we ask that you always follow some general hygiene rules (disinfect your hands, keep your distance to others, etc.) and stay home if you’re feeling ill.  

If any of the current safety and/or hygiene rules change in the course of the festival, we will inform you as soon as possible on our website and via all social media channels. 

Taking photos and videos

We would be delighted if you shared any photos you take at Kultursommerfestival events online along with the hashtag #kultursommerfestival!  

By participating in the events associated with the Kultursommerfestival you agree to the publication of visual and/or audio material in which it is possible that you might appear.  

Are there toilets/WCs on site?

There will be toilets/WCs at almost every venue. However, at some sites (e.g., in parks), you should expect that toilets will be hard to find in the immediate vicinity of the event. Please check the webpage of the respective event in advance for more information.  

What am I permitted to bring to the event/s?

We recommend that you find out prior to your visit whether there are any restrictions as to what you’re allowed to bring to the respective venue and whether there will be some kind of admission control and/or bag policy.   

Can I bring food and drinks to an event?

We recommend that you find out prior to your visit whether you’re permitted to bring food and drinks to the respective venue. Some venues will have food and drinks already on offer, and in that case we ask that you refrain from bringing any food or drinks to the events. 

Can I bring my dog to an event?

Animals of all kinds – with the exception of guide dogs – will sometimes not be permitted to an event. We recommend that you find out in advance whether you can bring your dog to the respective venue or event.  

Safety & Security

We want to make it possible for all visitors to have a festival experience that is free of discrimination, sexism and any kind of aggressive or disrespectful behaviour. We want to encourage open, tolerant and respectful interaction among all festival-goers. Any violation of this spirit will not be tolerated and will lead to the person being excluded from attending the events.  

If you have any questions or problems on site, we ask that you contact our festival team and/or send an e-mail to kultursommerfestival@kulturprojekte.berlin  

I have a question! Who can I contact?

For questions relating to the Kultursommerfestival: kultursommerfestival@kulturprojekte.berlin  

For all press inquiries: pr@kulturprojekte.berlin  

 

Lost & Found

Please ask the respective venue if you have lost something on site. For events in public places, you can also contact kultursommerfestival@kulturprojekte.berlin directly. These lost items are collected centrally at the reception of the Podewil at Klosterstraße 68, 10179 in Berlin-Mitte and can be picked up on weekdays between 8 am and 7 pm.

MAP

"Neue Republik" von Akın Emanuel Şipal
TD Berlin
TD Berlin
1.July, 21:00 - 22:00
Art & Music – Susan Philipsz und Studierende der Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler
PalaisPopulaire
PalaisPopulaire
14.July, 19:00 - 21:30
Kick-off of the Fête de la Musique 2022
Musicboard Berlin
Gemeinschaftshaus Gropiusstadt & Lipschitzplatz
20.June, 17:00 - 23:00
BERLIN GLOBAL meets Gaye Su Akyol // BERLİN GLOBAL GAYE SU AKYOL ILE BULUŞUYOR
Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin
Schlüterhof, Humboldt Forum
5.July, 20:00 - 21:45
Best of: Carmen / Open-Air auf dem Parkdeck
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Parkdeck im Innenhof der Deutschen Oper
8.September, 19:30
Byström Källblad: City Horses
Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Start: Schlüterhof im Humboldt Forum, Endpunkt: HAU2
6.August, 14:00
CSD FLINTA Pop Up Bar im BRLO Biergarten – Flinte & Ildiko Virag LIVE
Berliner CSD e. V.
BRLO Biergarten
19.July, 18:00
ChiChi Schlossrevue in Schloss Biesdorf (cabaret/revue)
Schloss Biesdorf
Schloss Biesdorf
8.September, 20:00 - 23:59
Flip-book cinema at Ballhaus Wedding
Buero Doering - Fachhandel für Ereignisse
Ballhaus Wedding
26.July, 18:00 - 22:00
The philosophical flea market – Odds and ends, happiness and galaxies
S27 - Kunst und Bildung
Ehemaliges Fischrestaurant MARIN
23.July, 14:00 - 22:00
Durchlüften - Open Air im Schlüterhof
Humboldt Forum
Schlüterhof des Humboldt Forum
28.July, 19:00 - 22:00
Opening of the “Kinder-Garten” featuring live music
Büro Döring - Fachhandel für Ereignisse
Flussbad-Garten am Spreekanal
10.July, 15:00 - 17:30
FROM BERLIN WITH LOVE auf der Spree
Staatsballett Berlin
Spree/ Abfahrt Haus der Kulturen der Welt
26.August, 18:00
Flowing music and rushing words - Programme by Berlin Street Music and Korbinian Verlag
Korbinian Verlag und Berlin Street Music e.V.
Boote auf der Spree (BWSG und Unkraut Kollektiv)
25.July, 15:00 - 20:00
Friedrichstadt-Palast - Showband Unplugged
Friedrichstadt-Palast
Malzfabrik Areal
24.August, 18:30 - 22:00
Fête de la musique 2022
Musicboard Berlin
Neukölln & andere Bezirke
21.June, 14:00
GROTEST MARU: Theatre spectacle in the Osramhöfe
Buero Doering - Fachhandel für Ereignisse
Osram Höfe
24.July
Greek / Open-air on the parking deck
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Parkdeck im Innenhof der Deutschen Oper
31.August, 19:30
Island in the Sun - Singer Songwriter Festival
Büro Döring - Fachhandel für Ereignisse
Insel der Jugend
4.July, 18:00 - 22:00
Jazz concert featuring Ganna Ensemble and Leléka at Die Wiesenburg
Die Wiesenburg
Die Wiesenburg
20.July, 19:00 - 21:15
Jubiläumsausgabe Literarisches Terzett »Was ist denn hier passiert?«
Literaturhaus Berlin
Literaturhaus Berlin
22.June, 19:00 - 21:30
Kolonnaden Bar: Grand opening on Berlin’s Museum Island
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Kolonnadenhof der Museumsinsel Berlin
23.June, 17:00 - 22:00
Lea Streisand mit Lesebühne Rakete 2000
Büro Döring
Strandbad Plötzensee
18.July, 19:00 - 22:00
Live auf dem Mariannenplatz: Stipendiat*innen des Musicboard Berlin
Musicboard Berlin GmbH
Rondell am Mariannenplatz 2, vor dem Kunstquartier Bethanien
30.June, 16:00 - 20:30
Mulatu Astatke live @ Gretchen-Yard
Gretchen
Gretchen
12.July, 19:00 - 22:00
Open Air Video Screening & Artist Talk mit Katharina Voß / Janin Afken
Jung und Artig / Förderverein Berlinische Galerie e. V.
Bauhütte Kreuzberg
9.July, 20:00 - 23:30
Open Air Video Screening & Artist Talk mit Pilvi Takala sowie Thomas Köhler, Leiter der Berlinischen Galerie
Jung und Artig / Förderverein Berlinische Galerie e. V.
Berlinische Galerie
17.August, 19:30 - 23:00
Ostrock Deluxe Klassik featuring Die Ossis and the Berlin String Ensemble at Theater Ost’s open-air stage
Theater Ost
Theater Ost
20.August, 19:00 - 22:00
PANTOPIA FESTIVAL Vol. 01 – Neues Hören. Das Festival für Neue Musik direkt an der Spree
Ymusic GmbH // SPREEHALLE Berlin // Marc Sinan Company
SPREEHALLE Berlin + Areal auf dem ehemaligen AEG Gelände
18.June, 14:00 - 23:59
Panikherz: Open Air
Berliner Ensemble
Freilichtbühne Weissensee
22.August, 20:00 - 21:30
Pippi Langstrumpf, Inselabenteuer & Badespaß im FEZ
Astrid-Lindgren-Bühne
Astrid-Lindgren-Bühne im FEZ-Berlin Astrid-Lindgren-Bühn
3.August, 14:00 - 18:00
Playtime Poolside Kiki - Voguing Event im Pride Month Berlin
Berliner CSD e. V.
Haubentaucher
6.July, 17:30 - 22:30
Pre-Opening 48 h Neukölln: "buzları eritmek / breaking the ice / das Eis brechen"
48 h Neukölln
Eisstadion Neukölln
23.June, 17:00 - 23:00
Quatsch Comedy Hot Shot - Most Wanted Edition 2022
Quatsch Comedy Club
Strandbad Orankesee
24.June, 19:00
Queens Against Borders Pride Month Berlin Opening Ceremony!
Berliner CSD e. V.
Haus Zenner
28.June, 18:00
S.O.S. - Spots on Spandau, Sommer-Festival in der Altstadt
Stadttheater Spandau GbR
Sommerbühne des Stadttheater Spandau
8.July, 14:00 - 21:00
Summer fest at Schloss und Gutshof Britz
Kulturstiftung Schloss Britz
Schloss und Gutshof Britz
3.July, 11:00 - 18:00
Summer Concert of the Staatskapelle Berlin
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Schlossgarten Schönhausen
7.July, 19:00
State Opera for All - Open-Air Concert at Bebelplatz
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Bebelplatz
19.June, 13:00
Tag der Frösche // Day of the Frogs - Workshops, Performances, Lesungen
Floating Berlin
Floating Berlin
26.June, 14:00 - 23:00
Tanzvergnügen im Zenner
ZENNER
Zenner Biergarten
17.July, 14:00 - 22:00
Theatre pieces and performances in the park - seen at the Performing Arts Festival Berlin 2022
Kulturprojekte Berlin
Parkaue Lichtenberg
27.June, 16:00 - 19:30
Theme day: “Flugwege – Fluchtwege” (Flight paths – Escape routes)
Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen
Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen
25.June, 11:00 - 17:00
Vitsche in der ufaFabrik
Vitsche
ufaFabrik Berlin
29.June, 18:00 - 22:00
Wassermusik-Eröffnung: Kumasi, Sunny War (+ Open Air Kino)
Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW)
Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW)
16.July, 19:00 - 23:30
Wassermythen - Theater Anu im Strandbad Halensee
Theater Anu
Strandbad Halensee
13.July, 19:00 - 22:00
[FULLY BOOKED] Opening Open-Air Cultural Summer Festival
Kulturprojekte Berlin
Flughafen Tempelhof
18.June, 18:00 - 23:00
[Fully Booked] MAUERLAND-BORDERLAND - Theater at the Tempelhofer Feld
Drehbühne Berlin
Tempelhofer Feld / Am Luftgarten
25.June, 19:00 - 21:00
[Fully booked] Peter und der Wolf - Familienkonzert des Akademischen Orchester Berlin e.V.
Gärten der Welt
Gärten der Welt - Arena
2.July, 16:00 - 18:00
„KGB-Sounds“ Open-Air-Konzerte mit Künstler*innenbands
Arbeitskreis Kommunale Galerien Berlin
Terasse vor der Galerie im Körnerpark
11.September, 15:00
„Life Will Win“ - Benefizkonzert auf dem Bebelplatz zur Unterstützung der Ukraine
Botschaft der Ukraine in Deutschland
Bebelplatz
20.June, 19:00

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