VIVID Grand Show

A declaration of love to life


Young R’eye is separated from her father and transformed into an android – half human, half machine. Although her life is now subject to external control, her yearning for freedom lives on. And, indeed, one day she does begin moving to a different beat. With the bright-eyed wonder of a child, she beholds the world with new eyes and perceives the overwhelming beauty of things that we often overlook.
Te creative team – working in five time zones from Melbourne via Berlin to Las Vegas – could not be more international. The final flourish: Philip Treacy, “the world’s most famous milliner” (THE TIMES). The gifted hatmaker works for Queen Elizabeth II, European royals, Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Lady Gaga, Emma Watson and Madonna.

VIVID is a declaration of love to life. Featuring more than 100 stunning artists on the world’s biggest theater stage. A production budget of 12 million euros for spectacular costumes and stage sets of unparalleled dimensions. A kaleidoscope of physical perfection and outstanding artistic performances that may prompt tears of joy. Welcome to Berlin’s #1 theater for dazzling entertainment. Welcome to your Palast.

 Revue shows are not musicals. Coherence is primarily achieved through visual imagery rather than narrative storytelling. Meaning they are also perfect for guests with no knowledge of German.

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April 2019
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For a hundred years now, the theater has been known as Berlin’s number one address for big show entertainment. Max Reinhardt performed in the arena of what was then the Circus Schumann for the first time back in 1910. At the time, it was still housed in the building at Am Zirkus 1 on Schiffbauerdamm, which was originally intended as a market hall. When Reinhardt established the precursor to the Palast known as the Großes Schauspielhaus on this site in 1919, he commissioned the modernist architect Hans Poelzig to design a magnificent theater.

From 1924, the newly-appointed artistic director, Erik Charell, created the revues that characterise the reputation and aesthetics of the “Golden Twenties” in Berlin to this day. In 1980, the old Palast had to be closed due to major subsidence and structural damage to the building. On 27 April 1984, the new Palast opened at Friedrichstraße 107 as the last major grand construction project of the German Democratic Republic (GDR).

At Friedrichstraße 107, the glamourous revue tradition lives on. The biggest names in show business have graced the stage at this legendary theater. To name just a few: Shirley Bassey, Joe Cocker, Phil Collins, Udo Jürgens, Hildegard Knef and Liza Minnelli.

How to get there 

The Palast can be easily reached by public transport.

U-Bahn (metro)
Line U6, directly at U Oranienburger Tor

Friedrichstraße station (S1, S2, S25, S26, S3, S5, S7, S9 and regional rail transport), five minutes by foot
Oranienburger Straße station (S1, S2, S25, S26), five minutes by foot

Line 147, get off at Friedrichstraße/Reinhardtstraße
Line 142, get off at Torstraße/U Oranienburger Tor

Lines M1 and 12, get off at U Oranienburger Tor
Line M5, get off at S Oranienburger Straße, five minutes by foot


Traveling by car

Parking spaces are available directly outside the Palast (on Johannisstraße, at the corner of Kalkscheunenstraße) from 1 hour before the start of the performance (for in-house events only). These spaces can be booked in advance online or by calling our ticket hotline +49-30-2326 2327. A fee of 6 euros applies.

Book guest parking

The nearest multi-storey car park (70 public spaces, open 24 hours) is just 250 metres from the theater’s main entrance at Reinhardtstraße 27a (ApartHotel Residenz Am Deutschen Theater). Please note that the automated pay terminal only accepts Maestro cards!

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