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Theatre Mitte
The provocative interpretations, four-hour productions and alternative operettas staged by Frank Castorf, one of the most talked-about and controversial directors in town, restored the popularity of the 'People's Stage', but his deconstructions and modernisations of Russian novels and American plays have become a bit predictable. Yet the theatre continues to uphold its tradition, under his direction, of presenting the unexpected. The theatre is also home to a gallery, a small studio theatre (Parasit), and the hip, eclectic Roter and Grüner Salons. Former after-hours hangouts for the East German theatre elite, these two very different halls retain their old-style decor.


Venue name: Volksbühne
Address: Linienstrasse 227

Opening hours: Box office noon-6pm daily
Transport: U2 Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
Price: Tickets €10-€25; €6-€12.50 reductions
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