Summer Break

July 6 to August 4, 2019

The Performing Arts Program is going on summer break! The office will be closed during this period.
We wish you all a sunny and relaxing summer!

Open Call: pro.formance 2.0 – A Modular Seminar Series

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

The seminar series is intendes for experienced artists and culture makers who have already been working within the independent performing arts for some time and is composed of modular seminars that can be flexibly combined,

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7th Industry Get-Together of the Independent Performing Arts Community

September 5 to 7, 2019
Venue: Sophiensæle, Sophienstr. 18, 10178 Berlin

With the title Solidarities of an Independent Performing Arts Community – Beyond Bubbles, we will focus on the theme of solidarities over the course of cultural policy updates, multi-day workshops, a variety of further education and exchange formats, discussions and gatherings.

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Theater Scoutings Berlin

Discover the theater and performance of Berlin's independent performing arts community with Theater Scoutings! We will accompany you each month to a diverse range of venues and introduce you to what makes Berlin theater one-of-a-kind.

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New Handbook: Working Independently

Collective, Networked, Solidary – A Handbook on Work Structures in the Independent Performing Arts

Handbook as a PDF version for Download

Rehearsal Space Platform Berlin

Space from the Community for the Community.


The Rehearsal Space Platform is a website for everyone who would like to offer, search for or book rehearsal space.

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Performing Arts Guide
Since the end of 2018, the info portal Performing Arts Guide has provided a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of Berlin's independent performing arts.

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Performing Arts Programm Berlin

Advising, Networking, Strengthening: A Program for the Independent Performing Arts Community

The Performing Arts Program is intended for all independent theater and dance makers in Berlin and is specifically oriented to the circumstances and needs of the members of the community. We are working to structurally strengthen and professionalize the independent performing arts and increase their visibility since 2013.

The Berlin Performing Arts Program is a program of LAFT – Landesverband freie darstellende Künste Berlin e. V.

LAFT Berlin

The LAFT Berlin – Berlin State Association for the Independent Performing Arts e.V. – was founded in 2007. It represents the interests of its 360 members, including the essential performance venues, groups and independent artists of Berlin, in dealing with politicians and the public. It supports its members through networking activities, consultation, coordination and services.

More information about LAFT Berlin is available at