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Get involved! Workshops & Clubs

Don’t just watch musical theatre; make musical theatre. In our workshops and projects children, teenagers and families are active onstage and backstage. Young Opera provides everyone with a stage! For our projects and productions we want your stories and experiences, your ideas and opinions – onstage and behind the scenes. In our family workshops and tours, our generational performances and our children-friendly open day families can experience musical theatre together at discount rates.

Understand yourself! (9 – 12)


Musical theatre for acting enthusiasts

They were the »Berlin Musikanten« struggling with »Donkey Shot« against windmills, transforming the backstage area into a reverberating maze of sound and setting up the » tailor’s workshop for catchy songs«. Now the Children’s Club is signing up new members!

Make an impression! Here are pictures, a trailer and more

Project leader: Friederike Dunger

Registration: stang@deutscheoperberlin.de / In planning

Understand yourself! (14 – 18)


Club for musical theatre aficionados

The youth club is reforming as a group with fixed membership in the autumn of 2019. It will be developing its own performance piece for the stage, which will be presented in the Tischlerei. Regular participation in rehearsals is a prerequisite for membership.

Make an impression! Here are pictures, a trailer and more

Project leader: Leonie Arnhold

Registration: jungedeutscheoper@deutscheoperberlin.de /
In planning

Opera Mice (6+)


A year of discovering opera

The Opernmäuse ('opera mice') are back and they're taking over the opera house! Looking, listening, learning..., they're peeking behind the scenes, taking tours and workshops, being asked for their impressions at rehearsals of our children's productions and generally peering and probing into every nook and cranny of the Opera. All we can say is: Go for it!

A registration for this season is unfortunately no longer possible.

We accept new registrations for the season 2020/21 with the start of advance sales.

In a fur costume

"I came to Berlin from Afghanistan, and first lived in a hotel with other refugees. There we got a flyer from a project by the Junge Deutsche Oper. At first I didn't really know what theatre is, but I understood during the workshop. Once I was a wolf in a fur costume, and the kids were really scared! My German has gotten much better since I started doing theatre. I love speaking in front of a lot of people. This year I even became a student representative."

Hessam Alawuddin is 17 and has participated in a number of projects by the Junge Deutsche Oper, such as in the Jugendclub.

Winter Holiday Music Lab (8 – 14)


"Who tells you to do what?"

60 youngsters spend a week with artists exploring this question. They write music and songs, develop performance pieces, build sound sculptures and bring everything together for a performance in the Tischlerei.

Dates: 3 to 9 February 2020 [Winter holiday]

Who tells you to do what?

Loud! ... The new participatory project (14+)

Get involved in a large-scale youth production

Develop a piece of music together, rehearse it with like-minded youngsters, be coached by pros and tread the boards at the end. We’re looking for teens aged 14 and up who want to be part of the next big youth production.

Kickoff: 15 February 2020

Rehearsals: Rehearsals: from 29 February on weekends; Easter holiday 2020

Registration: stang@deutscheoperberlin.de


New youth production with Berlin teenagers

Be loud! Our new youth production finds 40 youngsters teaming up with artists to make themselves heard. And also to explore what it is to listen. Who actually has something to say? What do the things that excite us sound like, and who do we show the result to? Since 2015, a transcultural, participatory production has been mounted annually, with a motley bunch of young people spending a number of weeks developing a work of musical theatre, to be presented in the Tischlerei.

Dramaturgy Kristina Stang, Jörg Königsdorf
With 40 youngsters

In German language / 90 mins

The LAUT! project is supported by "Zur Bühne", the support programme of the German Stage Association within the framework of "Kultur macht stark. Alliances for Education".

"Türöffnertag" ... The Door Opener Day (6+)

For young and old "Sendung mit der Maus" fans

On 3 October 2019, doors to mysterious places will open all over Germany. We invite families to explore the Deutsche Oper Berlin behind the scenes.


Date: 3 October 2019, 14.00 [participation free of charge].

Registration: jungedeutscheoper@deutscheoperberlin.de
[limited places]


Berlin Mondiale

Working closely with the residents of a refugee centre

The Deutsche Oper Berlin has been partnered by “Berlin Mondiale - Working with Refugees in the Arts”. As part of this network we are working closely with the residents of a refugee centre and co-hosting a range of projects and programmes that provide refugees with access to the musical-theatre art form and to the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Project leader: Sören Schrader

Further Info under www.berlin-mondiale.de