Accessibility

Tickets
Spaces and routes
Accessible bathrooms
Early boarding
Accessibility information
Audiodescription
Parking
Language
Contact

The Sophiensæle are constantly working on developing and improving our accessibility. To do this, we rely on your feedback. We look forward to your questions and suggestions at any time! Please don’t hesitate to contact Gina Jeske at or 030 – 27 89 00 35.

All performances will take place under consideration of current legal protection and hygiene measures [1]. Detailed information about the current Covid-19 hygiene rules [1] and tickets can be found HERE.

[1] Our protection and hygiene measures are based on the Infection Protection Act (IfSG) of 01.01.2001, the current SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Ordinance of the State of Berlin, the current Hygiene Framework Concept for Cultural Institutions in the State of Berlin and the current recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute on infection protection.</em >

Tickets

Due to the limited seating capacity, we recommend purchasing tickets online via our webshop. Online pre-sale ends 2 hours before the performance begins. Please book a “Sitzsack-Ticket” if you need a beanbag-seat.

Accompanying persons of people with severe disabilities (B) receive a free ticket. People with severe disabilities who require an accompanying person are requested to book a “Schwerbehindert-Ticket” or “Schwerbehindert (mit Rollstuhl)-Ticket” plus a free accompanying ticket. Please note the respective instructions in our webshop. Due to safety regulations, a maximum of two people in wheelchairs are permitted per event in the Festsaal and Hochzeitssaal.

The box office opens 2 hours before the performance begins. We also accept TELEPHONE RESERVATIONS. Our ticket telephone 030-283 52 66 is staffed from Monday to Friday between 4 and 6 pm. Further information on ticketsales can be found HERE.

Spaces and routes

The Kantine is at ground level and accessible without steps. The Festsaal (1st floor) and Hochzeitssaal (3rd floor) can be reached via an elevator (1.76 m x 2.71 m) when accompanied by the house staff. To use the elevator please contact our evening staff. The distance from the street to the elevator is approx. 60 m. The distance from the street to the ticket office is approx. 25 m. Find a 360° tour through the building HERE.

Accessible bathrooms

An accessible toilet (entrance door 1m in width) is available on the 1st floor and can be reached via the elevator. It can be accessed via the Festsaal foyer. For events in the Hochzeitssaal there is a WC on the 3rd floor with an entrance and cabin door 81 cm wide, the other cabin doors are 56 cm wide. From the 3rd floor as well as from the ground floor you can reach the accessible WC on the 1st floor by using the elevator.

Early boarding

Due to the currently valid Sophiensæle Covid-19 hygiene protection concept, we currently do not offer Early Boarding. IfDue to the currently valid Sophiensæle Covid-19 hygiene protection concept, we currently do not offer Early Boarding. If you are dependent on a specific seat due to mobility restrictions or other visible or non-visible disabilities, we recommend to arrive early to be able to choose a seat that suits you. At present, admission to all performances starts 30 minutes prior to the show and there is free seating. If you need a beanbag or wheelchair seat, please book it online via our webshop.

Accessibility information

We aim to provide individual “accessibility information” for each piece in our program. This includes information on lighting and sound, special effects such as fog, possible trigger content, the seating and audience situation and more. As of two weeks before the first performance date you will find the accessibility information below the announcement text of each performance on our website.

Audiodescription

We offer audio descriptions and touch tours for selected performances to make them accessible to blind and visually impaired people. In the touch tour, the stage space is explored, props and costumes are described. The performers introduce and describe themselves. In the audiodescription over wireless headphones the processes on stage are described. This gives access to the visual elements of a performance: movement, gestures, facial expressions, stage design, costumes and props are described.

Tickets for audio description are limited. Please register with Gina Jeske at or 030 – 27 89 00 35.

In cooperation with Berlin für Blinde/Förderband e.V. we offer a pick-up service for blind and visually impaired people from the nearby S-Bahn and subway stations Hackescher Markt and Weinmeisterstraße. To make use of the pick-up service, please contact us at the latest 48 hours before the performance.

Dates

Judith Förster: Showdown
Tuesday, January 11. The touch tour begins at 4:45 pm. The performance with German audio description begins at 6 pm.

Julia Plawgo: Non-playable Character and Juan Pablo Cámara: La cosa piel
Wednesday, January 12. The touch tour begins at 6:30 pm. The double bill with German audio description begins at 8 pm.

Workshop on Hyperspace by James Batchelor
Sunday, January sixteenth from 3 to 5 pm. Register with Gina Jeske at or 030 27 89 00 35.

Online Dates

James Batchelor: Hyperspace
Film with German audio description
January tenth to sixteenth

Clay AD: Indication of Spring at the End of Time
Film with English audio description
January tenth to sixteenth

Judith Förster/Stella Horta: Showdown AV
Film with German audio description
January seventeenth to twenty-second

Parking

Parking spaces for disabled people are available in the immediate vicinity: One parking space at Sophienstraße 21 (approx. 50 m away); two parking spaces at the corner of Rosenthaler/ Neue Schönhauser (Neue Schönhauser Str. 9, approx. 230 m away).

Language

For all productions, you will find information about any required language skills in our print and online media.

Contact

For further information and registration please contact us at 030 – 27 89 00 35 or .