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The Komische Oper Berlin is located in the heart of the city, between the Brandenburg Gate, the Museumsinsel, and Checkpoint Charlie. The theatre building in Behrenstraße was built at the end of the 19th century according to plans drawn up by Austrian architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer. The building was destroyed during the last days of the war, although fortunately the stage and auditorium survived almost unscathed. The Komische Oper was ceremonially inaugurated on 23rd December 1947 with Walter Felsenstein's production of Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus. In 1965/1966 there was a fundamental expansion of the entire complex, designed by the architect Kunz Nierade. The neo-baroque, richly decorated auditorium - which today provides space for 1,190 visitors complete with new, comfortable seating and an integrated, multilingual translation system - was largely left in the original condition dating back to its creation in 1892, while the main facade in Behrenstraße was designed in the functional style of the 1960s. In 2005 the foyer was given a contemporary re-design by architect Stephan Braunfels, and now offers over 1,000 square metres of elegantly mirrored floor space for the provision of refreshments during intervals, for special events, and for chamber concerts, among other things.
Cloakroom
Use of the cloakroom is free for visitors to the Komische Oper Berlin, and is insured according to the displayed conditions of insurance.
Vouchers
(Gift) vouchers for all performances and
concerts are available the whole year round
at our ticket desk!
Oper and Dinner
This is our new arrangement for a special evening at the opera: why not combine your visit to the performance with a glance behind the scenes and a three-course dinner!
Introductions
Participation in the production introductions is free with the purchase of an entry ticket. Entrance to audience discussions and matinées is free.
Not only can you hear and feel that nothing but the very best is good enough for our audiences here at the Komische Oper - you can also feel it when you take your seat. 2009/10 season we installed new seating which provides you with more leg-room and comfort than before. The best feature of the new seats is their built-in translation system, something which is currently unique amongst German opera houses. Nearly every seat is fitted with a display on which you can choose to view the performance’s accompanying text. In principle this functions like a normal subtitling system... but in fact it is much more sophisticated: you can individually select whether to follow the text in German or in English, and you can turn off the display if you don't want either. Special masking foil also prevents the displays of the people on either side of you from interfering with your enjoyment of the opera. Does that sound astonishing? That's because it is!
If ever you can't manage to arrive on time for curtain-up, we will endeavour to arrange late admittance for you. The decision as to whether and when this will happen rests with the stage manager or conductor for that performance. We must ask for your understanding about this: people who arrive late don't have any automatic right exists to late admittance or to access of the seats they have booked. This is because our main priority is to provide performances that are free from interruptions. Consequently late admittance can't be granted in all instances, but only at selected moments - such as during a scene change or an especially "loud" section of orchestra music. As a rule, in the event of a late admittance, our ushers will offer you seats in the second tier.
You are of course permitted to take pictures (before curtain-up and during the interval) of the foyer designed by the architect Hans Braunfels, and our neo-baroque auditorium. You can also purchase small souvenirs at the ticket desk, in the upper foyer, and at the information stall of our sponsoring group Freunde der Komischen Oper Berlin e.V. These include postcards, cups, notebooks, bags etc. 

Please be aware, however, that image and sound recordings are fundamentally prohibited during the performance. This is due to reasons of copyright and so that other guests and the performers especially are not disturbed during the performance. If you want to remember the most beautiful moments of our opera performances, we recommend you look in our programme booklets and at the numerous photo galleries on our website.
Refunds on tickets sold are fundamentally excluded. If a different work is being performed than the one indicated when the tickets were purchased, a refund is possible before curtain-up. The right to make cast changes is reserved and does not constitute good cause for ticket refunds. Expired tickets will not be refunded. For further details, please see our General Terms and Conditions. 
The Komische Oper Berlin has six wheelchair-accessible seats in the 6th and 8th rows on each side in the stalls. 
Wheelchair users can enter the Komische Oper Berlin via the stage entrance, which is located between the opera house and the Hotel Westin Grand. From there, our admittance staff will accompany you into the auditorium/the lower foyer, where you will find the culinary offerings of konzeptbar GmbH. Unfortunately, the upper foyer and tiers are currently only accessible via the stairs. 
Anyone accompanying a severely disabled person with a disability certification marked B will receive free admission. Severely disabled people themselves do not receive any concessions.

Enjoy an expert guided tour behind the scenes before the performance, followed by a sophisticated three-course meal in the special atmosphere of the opera canteen before the curtain goes up! 
Don Juan, the epitome of the seducer, inspired Mozart to one of his most influential operas. Frivolous, witty and profound all at once. The perfect opportunity for Herbert Fritsch, the master of theatrical folly, whose highly musical style of staging is tailor-made for this "light-hearted spectacle" about fatal passions.
A tenor, a soprano and three musicians travel around Europe on the Gastarbeiterroute –the road people who worked in Germany or Austria took to travel to their counties of origin during holidays. Berlin – Munich – Vienna – Belgrad – Sofia – Istanbul
What is the »Opera-O-mat«? A question-and-answer tool designed to facilitate selection of a successful night at the opera.
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