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YDO for day care centres - Deutsche Oper Berlin

We have set ourselves the goal of using the resources of our theatre to foster and expand cultural education for young children in the mid to long term. The encounters take place at the Deutsche Oper Berlin or in the kindergarten.

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5 daycare performances in May and June 2024 in the opera foyer

A jazz fairy tale for children aged between 4 and 7

Four musicians and a narrator guide the children through the story of the Magic Dragon Mo, who deals with questions about his own vocation and the desire to belong and find his place in the world. A great Magic Dragon adventure in which Mo discovers his own abilities.

Duration ca. 60 minutes
Suitable for children aged 4 and over

Tickets, dates, further information


A mobile music theatre for children from 3 to 6 years old

Children are a great audience: open, curious, enthusiastic. They don't miss the curtain or the orchestra pit and have no fixed idea of how an audience should behave.

Children are born explorers. Two musicians visit them in the nursery with their equipment and take them on a musical-theatrical journey of discovery. Together they ask themselves: How are sounds created? What is music made of? Who or what is this mysterious TIRILI?


Dates in day-care centres

We travel light, without an elaborate stage set, because we perform on location, in day-care centres in Berlin and Brandenburg.
20, 21, 22, 28 November 2023;
18 January; 11 June 2024

Requirements for bookings in Kitas in Berlin and the surrounding area. 

  • The event is designed for an audience of up to 40 children.
  • Large room, min. 30 m², length in one direction min. 8 m
  • A clean, free playing area of at least 4 x 3 m that can be used as a stage
  • At least 2 m distance between the stage area and the auditorium
  • The performance space is available for set-up and preparation 45 minutes before the start of the performance
  • In addition, another room will be made available as a dressing room for the musicians

If you are interested, please send us an E-Mai



Dates at the opera

Expedition TIRILI" is now also making a stop in the rank foyer of the Deutsche Oper Berlin for a few performance dates and invites you to experience the sounds on the sand-coloured carpet and on brightly coloured seat cushions.
24 February, 11.00 and 12.30 ( family performance )
5 March; 12, 13 June 2024, 10.00 a.m. each (children's performance)

Tickets can be booked in the webshop!

Direction and cast

Production Franziska Seeberg
Performance Cathrin Romeis / Nina Rotner
Stage management Madeleine Kandschur (FSJ Kultur of the JDO)
Musical advice and rehearsal direction Thomas Prestin
Stage, costumes Janina Janke
Collaboration in play development Julia Bihl
Participating day care centre PFH-Kita Kastanienallee
Premiere 17 January 2020


Take a look at the trailer!


In the run-up to the production, the kindergarten experimented with sounds and themes as part of "TUKI ForscherTheater". This process flowed into the development of this "TUKI Stage" production, which is now being performed in Berlin daycare centres. Expedition TIRILI was supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.


9 concerts 26, 27, 28 April 2024 / Tischlerei

To eavesdrop and participate

Two musicians guide the children and their adult companions through the world of sound of the instruments they have brought with them: A voice, a double bass, a tuba, a trombone and whatever else can surprisingly become an instrument. These sounds can also be experienced physically.

Duration 30 - 40 minutes
Suitable for children from 3 years

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Concerts for Kids


Since autumn 2023, Junge Deutsche Oper has again had a partnership with a Berlin day-care centre. Together with our music theatre teacher, the children discover the world of sounds and music theatre. The nursery teachers are also involved and are given music theatre pedagogical methods to help them make further musical and theatrical discoveries with the children in the nursery.