Performing Arts Festival Berlin

Safety first! #WeStayAtHome

Safety first - in order to contain the corona epidemic, the PAF team limits the office routine to the bare essentials. Inquiries reach us ideally by e-mail. Due to our decentralized work in our individual home offices, we may ask for a little patience to answer them.

Like everyone else, we hope for a quick improvement of the situation and that thus the Performing Arts Festival Berlin can take place as planned from 19-24 May 2020.


© Paula Reissig

Open Call: 1:1 - Conversations About Artistic Practice

This year, the Berlin Performing Arts Festival is offering the format 1:1 for the second time. It provides artists within the city’s independent arts community the opportunity to meet with an invited dramaturg to discuss and mutually reflect upon a question the artist is pursuing over the course of their work.
Submission deadline is April 13, 2020. 



© Paula Reissig

Open Call: "&friends Besuch" at PAF 2020!

"&friends Besuch" is the networking format of Performing Arts Festival, Hauptsache Frei, 6 tage frei, FAVORITEN, RODEO and IMPLANTIEREN, to promote the encounter of artists from different federal states. The Performing Arts Festival now gives artists from Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt am Main, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg the opportunity to discover the aesthetics and working methods of the Berlin independent scene by participating in the festival and exchanging ideas with colleagues.

© Paula Reissig

Series of Programming 2020

The selection of the schedule of programming for this year’s Berlin Performing Arts Festival have been made. From the numerous submissions have chosen ca. 40 productions.



The Berlin Performing Arts Festival signed the Berlin declaration of the many with about 140 additional berlin culture institutionen. 



© Benjamin Renter

About the Berlin Performing Arts Festival

The Berlin Performing Arts Festival celebrates the diversity of Berlin’s independent performing arts community at numerous theaters and performance venues throughout the entire city. Since 2016, this annual week-long festival has presented the work and artistic positions of Berlin’s performing artists and groups working in all genres.