Ballhaus Naunynstraße
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Ballhaus Naunynstraße

Theater Performance Konzert Lesungen

In the location's words:

Since its reopening in 2008, Ballhaus Naunynstraße in Berlin-Kreuzberg has been a crystallization point for artists of predominantly migrant and post-migrant origin. The search for new aesthetic and content-related impulses at the Ballhaus triggered a discourse on post-migrant cultural production in recent years that has permanently changed the German-speaking theater landscape. As a pioneer of this art production, artistic director Wagner Carvalho stands for continuity and expansion of its content and aesthetic perspectives. Parallel to the continuation of post-migrant histories, the promotion of young talent and the creation of experimental fields are focal points of the Ballhaus' work. The productions explore the social and professional realities of people's lives in an inter- and transcultural society. The multidisciplinary works experimentally assert a theater that radiates aesthetically and politically into society. The team at Ballhaus Naunynstraße works regularly with a permanent network of artists and curators. The program includes a repertoire of theater, dance, film, music, debates, and interdisciplinary festivals. Ballhaus Naunynstraße was built in 1863 as a dance hall in a Berlin Gründerzeit building and was used as a restaurant for private parties until the end of the 1930s. During World War II, the "Reichshauptstadt Berlin" takes over the hall building and uses it to house forced laborers. Shortly after the war, music and dance operations are resumed before the Ballhaus is used only for storage from the 1960s. In the 1970s, preservationists save the building from demolition, which after its extensive renovation becomes the property of the Kreuzberg district office and has since been operated as a public cultural center.

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Ballhaus Naunynstraße Naunynstraße 27 10997 Berlin Navigation

Die Kasse ist an Spieltagen von 17.30 bis 20 Uhr geöffnet.