Rehearsal Space Café 2020

In 2020, the Rehearsal Space Café will become the Stammtisch, or regulars' table, for space providers throughout the city, providing an opportunity to converse with colleagues about the everyday joys and burdens of "offering space", learning about which solutions others have developed deal with identical problems, to network and to discuss the occupancy rate and prices. Or, to be brief, to discuss everything that concerns you in a pleasant round of like-minded colleagues.
Each event will be dedicated to a specific topic that, when necessary, will be examined more deeply by invited experts.

Next dates:

Rehearsal Space Café on the Sustainable Operation of Rehearsal Spaces
March 16, 2020, 10:30 am to 13:30 pm
Vierte Welt, Adalbertstraße 4, 10999 Berlin
Experts: Lyam Bittar (editor with a common good balance), Urte Töpfer (certified common good adviser)

Smaller structures often think that sustainability is a luxury that they cannot afford, even if all participants place a high value upon it. In conversation with Urte Töpfer and Lyam Bittar, we will examine the steps that small organizations can take in order to shape their work from the standpoints of social and ecological sustainability. In doing so, they will present the idea of the Common Good Economy. The Common Good Economy sees itself as an open-ended, participatory and locally growing process with a global reach and provides tools and advisement sessions for individuals and companies in order to realize its core idea: an economic system built upon values supporting the common good.

Please register to attend by sending an email to: redaktion(at) with the name of your space(s) and a link to your website or your presence on the Berlin Rehearsal Space Platform.


Rehearsal Space Café to Present Spaces on the Berlin Rehearsal Space Platform
February 17, 2020 from 10:30 am to 13:30 pm
Lettrétage, Mehringdamm 61, 10961 Berlin

At this event, we will concentrate on the presentation of your spaces on the Berlin Rehearsal Space Platform and beyond.
As a first step, we will analyze your current situation together: which potential users have already been reached by the existing communication? Which ones could still be reached? In the second part of the event, we will actively work on your presentation material as well as your information on the Berlin Rehearsal Space Platform in order to ensure that the potential of the spaces has been fully achieved. To do so, you can either bring the presentation materials, along with images, on a USB drive or work on your own laptop.

The first five spaces that register to attend the event will also receive a professional photo shooting session for their space.

Rehearsal Space Café #17 at Theaetrdiscounter Berlin

November 18, 2019,

from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Theaterdiscounter, Klosterstraße 44, 10179 Berlin

The café was followed by the workshop Strategy Planning for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Culture Sector with Matthias Schulze-Kraft (Lichthof Theater).

Rehearsal Space Café #16 at TIK - Theater im Kino
September 9, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Boxhagener Strasse 18, 10245 Berlin

The café was followed by the workshop Occupational Safety with Claudia Schroedter.

Rehearsal Space Café #15 at
Projektraum K-Salon
September 9
, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Projektraum K-Salon, Bergmannstraße 54, 10961 Berlin

On September 9, 2019, we will visit the project space K-Salon: a multifunctional space that can be used for exhibitions, work meetings, conferences, workshops, presentations, readings, advisement sessions, film and photo shoots and as a showroom.

Rehearsal Space Café #14 at RAW//cc
June 24, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Intelligenzraum RAW//cc e.V., Revalerstraße 99, 10245 Berlin

The Rehearsal Space Café has offered the opportunity for informal conversations between providers of rehearsal space and people searching for space for their rehearsals, projects and more since 2017. Beginning in January of 2019, every meeting has been dedicated to a specific topic and supplemented with workshops led by experts.
This time, we will meet in the space operated by RAW//cc, a cultural institution that supports the arts by enabling a mutual and sustainable design process. The Rehearsal Space Café offers the opportunity for informal conversations between providers of rehearsal space and people searching for space for their rehearsals, projects and more. You are also welcome to suggest topics in advance!

Proberaum Café #13 im Ballhaus Ost
April 1, 2019, 3:00 bis 4:00 Uhr
Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, 10437 Berlin

Rehearsal Space Café #12 at Katapult
November 12, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Katapult, Wilhelminenhofestr. 91, 12459 Berlin

Katapult recently moved into its new home and we‘re very excited to visit this location for the first time. Katapult is managed by artists, for artists with the goal of supporting the development of the contemporary performing arts in all of their forms throughout Germany and Europe.It provide space for open training sessions, co-working, creative processes, performances and workshops.

The Rehearsal Space Café offers the opportunity for informal conversations between providers of rehearsal space and people searching for space for their rehearsals, projects and more.

Rehearsal Space Café #11 at Tanzraum Wedding
October 15, 2018, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tanzraum Wedding, Oudenarder Straße 16-20, 13347 Berlin (formerly Osramhöfe)
Tanzraum Wedding is the newest provider of rehearsal spaces on the rehearsal space platform and, with its four newly renovated spaces in the former Osramhöfe, is making a lovely contribution to Berlin's rehearsal space landscape! We are very pleased to welcome Tanzraum Wedding to the community and to celebrate the first rehearsal space café of the season inside of it.

Rehearsal Space #10 at Kunstkooperative Berlin
May 28, 2018, 6:30 pm
Kunstkooperative Berlin, Oranienstraße 163, 10969 Berlin
Discover new spaces with the Rehearsal Space Café! This time we visit the Kunstkooperative Berlin. Based at Oranienplatz, Kreuzberg, the Kunst Kooperative Berlin (Art Cooperative Berlin) functions as a production house as well as event organizer and host. Its program ranges from theater and dance to public reading and concerts and include its own productions as well as guest events, both local and international co-productions. The KKB is open in terms of both style and subject.

Rehearsal Space Café #9 at K77
April 9, 2018, 5:00 pm
K77 Studio, Kastanienallee 77, 10435 Berlin
The Rehearsal Space Platform has offered the Rehearsal Space Café since January 2017: this is an event where the editorial team of the Rehearsal Space Platform and the users of the platform visit a rehearsal space in Berlin, personally meet the people who operate it and can use the opportunity to ask questions directly on location and mutually discuss them.
This time, we will meet at K77, a small studio and performance venues in a formerly squatted building in Prenzlauer Berg. K77 is still operated today within the framework of the house project K77. The studio functions both as a location for teaching, over the course of continuous classes and workshops, a weekly CI Jam and Open Mornings, as well as a rehearsal space, location for artist residencies and as a stage and performance venue where the artists have the opportunity to present their work.

Rehearsal Space Café #9 at FLUGWERK
January 29, 2018, 5:00 pm
Flugwerk, Osloerstraße 12, 13359 Berlin
This time, we will meet in FLUGWERK, a workshop stage for theater, performance and visual art. Artists and collectives are invited here to work, exchange experiences and network. The work is regularly opened up for discussion over the course of public rehearsals, tryouts and showings. The goal is to making working processes visible as well as to develop new working methods and spaces for communication about artistic practice.

Rehearsal Space Café #6 at
TATWERK | Performative Forschung
June 19, 2017, 5:00 pm
TATWERK | Performative Forschung Hasenheide 9, second courtyard, entrance 1, 3rd floor, 10967 Berlin
The last rehearsal space café of the season is happening on June 19!
Following exciting visits to Aula im Kubiz’, AK—ZENT, HAUSER/Dramatische Republik, Centre Français de Berlin and Studio Verlin, we will now visit TATWERK | Performative Forschung.
We invite you to an exciting exchange of information and to compare various forms of operating rehearsal spaces in an informal setting where providers of rehearsal space can enter into an open dialogue with artists and producers.

Rehearsal Space Café #5 at Studio Verlin
May 22, 2017, 6:00 pm
Studio Verlin, Klosterstraße 44, 10179 Berlin
It has already almost become a tradition: once a month, the Rehearsal Space Platform visits a rehearsal space in Berlin. Studio VERLIN is the daily rehearsal space of Constanza Macras | DorkyPark and is also used as a performance venue for smaller formats. The studio is suitable for a series of different events and formats. It can be used all day as well as in the evening both during the week and on weekends.

Rehearsal Space Café #4 at Centre Français de Berlin
April 24, 2017, 5:00 pm
Centre Français de Berlin, Müllerstraße 74, 13349 Berlin
The fourth event was held at Centre Français de Berlin (CFB), a German-French culture center. The 220-seat theater is open to all art forms and features a stage that is 10 meters x 5.50 meters, a large projection screen as well as outstanding acoustics and a good collection of stage equipment. In addition, CFB offers four conference rooms ranging in size between 25 and 85 square meters with comfortable working atmospheres and a view of nature. Artist residencies have been organized at CFB for the two years and it can be used both as a rehearsal space as well as a performance venue. As CFB is not yet established as a performance venue and is dependent upon its own financial resources, rental prices must be negotiated for all events other than cooperation projects supported by CFB.

Rehearsal Space Café #3 at ITZ Berlin
March 6, 2017, 5:00 pm
Hauser/Dramatische Republik, Schudomastrasse 32, 12055 Berlin
ITZ is a team of culture managers, theater educators actors and directors have developed a concept for an intercultural theater center in Neukölln for our non-profit association ITZ Berlin. This center brings together theater education as well as a performance venue and rehearsal space for professional theater under one roof and future plans may include a theater school.
ITZ Berlin has once again had a permanent location since the beginning of 2014. Our home, HAUSER, is only a few steps away from S-Bahnhof Sonnenallee. The members of the association have transformed a run-down commercial space at Esperantoplatz into a welcoming and inviting rehearsal and performance space. This location provides the opportunity to meet and rehearse, it offers space for small-scale productions, concerts, film screenings, literary readings, panel discussions, meetings, exhibitions, parties and much, much more. The large windows of our space are a kind of programming all by themselves. They offer an invitation to look inside while allowing us the chance to see the outside world. They are an expression of openness, light and transparency.

Rehearsal Space Café #2 at AKT-ZENT
February 13, 2017, 4:00 pm
AKT-ZENT Internationales Theaterzentrum Berlin has existed since 1995 and was founded by Dr. Jurij Alschitz and Christine Schmalor. AKT-ZENT offers additional training program for professional theater makers in the form of seminar series, workshops, labs and master classes. AKT-ZENT has served as the research center of the German International Theater Institute (ITI) since 2011.
Dank der Proberaumförderung des Berliner Senats, bietet AKT-ZENT professionellen Gruppen die Möglichkeit, den Raum zum begünstigten Preis von 5€ die Stunde zu mieten bei einer Probendauer von mindestens 5 Tagen.
A new era begins for AKT-ZENT in 2017 as it changes its name to the World Theatre Training Institute. The new name fits the new aspects of the institution: academic and artistic research into the theory and practice of training methods for professional theater which also includes the transfer of this to other areas of society.


Aurora Kellermann | Editor Rehersal Space Platform
Phone: +49 30 / 33 84 54 51