We offer introductions and artis talks for many performances. Please check the schedule.


You want to volunteer in the arts? To build up our voluntary service, we are looking for people of all ages to support us at events and to communicate our programme to the public. We will invite you to performances at the Volksbühne and meet you backstage with the team!

Contact & Information
Marco Barsda

Mapping Volksbühne

The journalist and author Timo Feldhaus is writing the story of the Volksbühne. As a series, in columns on the website and in the monthly newsletter, in interviews, studio visits and new video formats he asks the question: What is theatre’s purpose? When you look out from inside the Volksbühne, what do you see? And what goes on inside? Where is Romuald Karmakar? Feldhaus is a full-time employee. He knows everyone. And he also knows: the current discourse
needs to be viscerally understood. And sometimes that hurts. Mapping the Volksbühne promises unusual questions, provides new insights and an expanded perspective on performances, cities and stars.

Episode #1: Mohammad Al Attar, Omar Abusaada / Iphigenie

Episode #2: Susanne Kennedy / Women in Trouble

Episode #3: Albert Serra / Liberté

Episode #4: Jan Bonny, Alex Wissel / Rheingold

Education Programme

Approach our productions from different perspectives. Take part in introductions, workshops and guided tours, providing yourself and your class with a vivid glimpse into the thought and work processes of the theatre. In this way, we supplement your lessons and expand your school’s extra-curricular realm to include the theatre.

On request, we are happy to provide an introductory talk about the ongoing productions in our programme. Volksbühne staff members will give you and your class insights into the creative process and shed light on the creative steps leading to the presentation of a performance.

Presentation-related workshops – at the theatre or in your school
In a 3 to 4-hour workshop and using the theatre’s resources, pupils become familiar with a production’s subject matter and aesthetics. Through a practical and creative exploration of the play or performance, a personal connection to the production is established.This direct theatrical experience turns the theatre visit into a memorable experience and helps students develop their own opinion of the production. On request, following the workshop and the performance, we can conduct a closing discussion with you and your class – at the theatre or in your school. As supplemental information, we will provide you with comprehensive folders containing secondary material and excerpts from the respective scripts.

Guided tours

Guided tours of the Volksbühne are conducted by Achim Busch, retired stage master; those of the Volksbühne’s trade workshops are coordinated by Frank Mittmann, workshop manager.

P14 – the youth theatre of Volksbühne Berlin

P14 offers young people the opportunity to gain experience in the theatre business and to try things out for themselves. The youth theatre operates according to the motto: MACHT EUER THEATER SELBER! (Make Your Own Theatre!). The project’s aim is to involve and accompany young people in the production process. In addition to creating sets, the project participants also perform tasks related to production and communicate internally with members
of the theatre in the various departments. Assisted by the theatre’s different ‘Werkstätten’ (internal trade workshops), the young people are responsible for costumes, technical equipment and staging. P14 participants work according to their interests, allowing everyone to take part in the productions of the youth theatre.

Contact & Information
Vanessa Unzalu Troya, P14 Jugendtheater der Volksbühne
+49 (0)30 2406 5688

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