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Theater im Keller

Weserstr. 211 | near Hermannplatz, 12047 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 6231452
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A Fun Evening out!

Our evening at the Theater in Keller was everything we hoped for. The ambience was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bonn, Germany
via mobile
So much fun!!!

Came here with my class and had an absolute blast! Great entertainment and the intimate atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Vancouver, Canada
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The Theater im Keller was founded on January 3rd, 1987, and offers its visitors more than 150 performances every year. Despite the German name (Theater im Keller translates into "theater in the basement"), the theater is on the ground floor rather than in a basement. The name originated in the early years, when the productions took place in a basement vault. As demand grew, Michael Brenncke, the theater's director since 1987, decided to move the production into the premises of a former storefront. Since then, the studio theater has established itself as a small playhouse in Berlin's "Reuterkiez" district, and its reputation has spread well beyond the city limits. Primarily, travesty shows are produced and performed here, because that is precisely what the Theater im Keller is renowned for. Since 2009, a contemporary, stylish bar and lounge can be found in the foyer.
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Hours Today: 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Weserstr. 211 | near Hermannplatz, 12047 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 6231452
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our evening at the Theater in Keller was everything we hoped for. The ambience was very comfortable, and the staff friendly and helpful. More importantly the entertainment was first class! Non-German speakers may have some difficulty with the various acts, but the singing and acting...More

Thank Pikahpaws
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Came here with my class and had an absolute blast! Great entertainment and the intimate atmosphere really made it that much better! The show is in German, but the actresses made an extra effort to let us know what they were saying so that we...More

Thank eoram
TheaterImKeller, Inhaber at Theater im Keller, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Dear Eoram, thank you so much for this 5 Star rating! It´s always our effort to integrate our non-german speaking audience. Maybe we see you again soon? :-) Best wishes.... Team Theater im Keller

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Well, this was a surprise for me. First turned out as a restaurant , but after also a theater. So cool ! :) The show was magnificient ! I haven't had a laugh like that since i don't know when. Lights, music, dance, all were...More

3  Thank MateiTM
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best shows I've been to. We all laughed ourselves to tears. Most of it was in German, with a couple songs in English, but it didn't stop my non-German speaking friends from liking it as much as I did. The whole extras...More

3  Thank Vally S
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I was really lucky to have the opportunity to attend this show during my visit in Berlin. That was fantastic! So much fun, art, attraction and energy these artists had. I can call them "super stars". Also the owner was very nice and friendly. We...More

Thank Nilou91
Reviewed 15 October 2016

A fun thing to do while visiting Berlin. I think I was the only tourist there. Basically a comedy show. Don't worry if your German is limited - it still is extremely funny. Several times during the show (I took in the classic show) the...More

Thank LeisureZootLarry
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Me and my partner went to the mid-week drag show (the only non-Germans in the audience) and had a great time! Whilst it is about 50/50 German/English (majority of songs in English though) - the drag queens' comic timings were on point. Even the comedic...More

1  Thank Tom G
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Sassy, kinky, witty and hilarously funny. Very entertaining, full of glitz and glamour with some full on choreography. Unfortunately, my German was not good enough to catch some of the dirty jokes, but they sure seemed funny. Recommend to anyone visiting Berlin!

1  Thank June K
Reviewed 3 May 2015

How can you visit Berlin and not do the Cabaret thing? A group of six of us, some straight and some gay, had dinner in the attached tapas restaurant (quite good, and good drinks) and then attended the transvestite show (not really in a basement)....More

2  Thank ProfessorEnglish
Reviewed 19 April 2015

TRAVESTIE IM KIEZ. This Show is not to be loss! Wonderful. A group of 6 artists, each of them very professional and very passionate, give life to this Travestie spectacle with dance, music and high level of irony. Congratulations to them. Complimenti! I will STRONGLY...More

2  Thank VSanna
No Berlin neighbourhood is more popular with the young
and jet-set crowd than the old worker's district of
Neukölln. With so many Turkish settled here, the area
became known as “Little Istanbul“. Today the
percentage of foreigners is still high and visitors
still frequent the Turkish shisha bars. In the
daytime, they also visit the designer shops and sit by
the canal in one of the street cafés up and down
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