Corona Guidelines

General Measures

  • According to the current decision of the Berlin Senate of December 28, 2021, all shows currently take place under the 2G-Plus rule, i.e. you need proof that you are fully vaccinated or recovered as well as a daily negative antigen rapid test result (no self-test).
  • With the January 11 update to the Infection Control Measures Regulation the extended 2G-Plus rule will apply on January 15: Triple-vaccinated persons (with so-called »boosters«) are exempt from the additional testing requirement (but not double-vaccinated persons with »Johnson & Johnson« or double-vaccinated & recovered).
  • Double-vaccinated persons or recovered person will still need an additional proof that you are fully vaccinated or recovered with a daily negative test result (antigen test not older than 24 hours, PCR test not older than 48 hours at the start of screening). 
  • In addition, wearing an FFP2 mask also applies the entire visit, including during the performance.
  • Children up to the age of 6 are exempt from the 2G-Plus rule. Pupils up to the age of 18 who are subject to regular testing as part of school attendance identify themselves by their pupil ID card or BVG card. Pupils who are not regularly tested as part of school attendance (e.g. during vacations) must present a negative test result (max. 24 h).
  • Currently, all available seats in our auditoriums may go on sale again for performances. The basis for this is the amended Infection Protection Measures Ordinance of the Berlin Senate, which allows full seat occupancy in the auditorium while retaining the known conditions (including presentation of a vaccination or recovery certificate). (Status: November 15, 2021)
  • A new one-way system in the space next to our building has been introduced to provide everyone with enough room and distance from each other when entering or exiting the venue.
  • Hand sanitiser dispensers are provided throughout the building.
  • Surfaces are being regularly cleaned and disinfected.
  • To keep the cast and crews of different productions separate, and hence the risk of infection within the ensemble low, we are initially scheduling our performances in longer blocks instead of alternating the repertoire. Due to limited space, the Studio will remain closed for the time being.

Early October will see the successful completion of the years’ long refurbishment of our air conditioning system, meaning our building will soon finally be free of scaffolding. Our air conditioning and ventilation system is now one of the most modern of its kind and will contribute significantly to minimising the risk of infection in our performance spaces: ventilation is provided exclusively with fresh air drawn from outside which flows into the auditoriums from under the rows of seats, and the stale air is sucked up and away from above. The entire volume of air in the auditoriums is completely replaced with fresh air in a quater of an hour, thus significantly exceeding the currently recommended air replacement speed of 50m³/h.

Mouth and Nose Covering
It is mandatory for everyone to wear a FFP2-Mask throughout the building. A medical certificate does not release you from this obligation. If you forget to bring your mouth and nose covering, you can get disposable masks for a small fee from the evening staff. 

Buying Tickets
We kindly ask you to buy tickets in advance and preferably online. If this is not possible, you can of course purchase tickets at the box office but we would prefer it if you could use a cashless payment method. Please note that the 2G rule also applies at our ticket office. For contact tracing in the case of an infection, we are obliged to record, in addition to the usual data of the ticket purchaser, the names of those actually attending the respective performance. Please note that, for this reason, tickets are currently non-transferable. Should you wish to pass on your ticket, please contact our box office on +49 (0)30 89 00 23 so we can change the name registered to it. Please have your ID card with you on the evening of the event. If you do not have proof of testing or proof of full Covid19 vaccination coverage or your recovery we offer to refund your tickets. please contact in this case our ticket office at the e-mail address To refund purchased tickets, please provide us with your account details (IBAN and BIC), as we do not store this data for data protection reasons. Please return tickets at least two days before the performance. Later returns can unfortunately not be cancelled.

Please arrange to arrive at the theatre in plenty of time before the start of the performance to prevent queues. Admission is no longer via the café but through the foyer doors at the side of the building. Please pay attention to the new direction signs. Our admission staff will be happy to help you with any questions.

The Café Schaubühne still offers drinks and small meals and adheres to the current regulation for the gastronomy in Berlin. This means that you are asked to provide your contact details in writing or electronically. Here, too, the 2G rule will apply as of November 15. Again, please pay attention to the current signage and understand the reduced seating capacity. Once you are seated at your seat in the café, you may remove your FFP2 or medical mask to eat and drink. Please put them back on as soon as you leave your seat.

Consideration for Others
Your health and our own are important to us. If you feel ill or have symptoms of a cold, please stay at home. We also have to ask people who have had contact with COVID-19 patients during the last 10 days before the performance to refrain from attending a performance. You are welcome to contact our box office to rebook your ticket in another person’s name if you wish to do so.

Please note that the measures mentioned above may change at short notice depending on how the pandemic develops. We will keep you updated on a daily basis via our website, social media and our newsletter.

We’re looking forward to your visit and wish you enjoyable and stimulating evenings in our theatre!