INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONCERTS IN OCTOBER CAN BE FOUND HERE ...


Concerts in November and December

With successful concerts in the Philharmonie and the Villa Elisabeth as well as guest performances in Düsseldorf and Hamburg we were finally able to start the 20/21 season with new momentum after the long break which the Covid 19 pandemic has imposed on the cultural sector. We are glad to return with more concerts in November and December. We have compiled the most important information below.

Foto: Jörg Brüggemann / Ostkreuz
Programmes with several variations

Since very large orchestras are still not allowed the stage of the Philharmonie, we had to adapt or redesign most of the concert programs, especially our 'Wagner Perspectives' festival. However, we are very pleased to be able to present Sir Simon Rattle, Robin Ticciati, Leonard Slatkin and Marie Jacquot at DSO's rostrum, as planned, and an outstanding soloist cast featuring sopranos Anu Komsi, Dorothea Röschmann and Yeree Suh, mezzo-sopranos Julie Boulianne and Magdalena Kožená, baritone Matthias Goerne, bass John Relyea, violinists Alina Ibragimova and Alina Pogostkina, and violist Timothy Ridout. All concert programmes can be found here.

Tickets for November and December

In recent weeks, the Philharmonie's hygiene concept has been revised once again, and we are delighted that we now will be able to welcome 1000 guests to our concerts starting in November – detailed information on the new hygiene and admission rules can be found below on this page. Tickets for the concerts in November have been available since October 15th, tickets for the December concerts from November 16th – this staggering is still necessary so that we can adapt the hall plan to current developments. Our ticket office will gladly accept advance orders in writing at any time.

Subscriptions in November and Dezember

The subscription series in the Philharmonie will have to take a pause in November and December, too. However, as our subscribers are our most loyal guests, they will be able to obtain tickets at exclusive special rates for the reduced number of seats available, even before they go on public sale. Subscribers have already received detailed information about this by mail

Hygiene and new Rules

The health and safety of the audience and performers is our highest priority. For this reason, precautionary measures have been developed for your visit in coordination with the various venues to help contain the Covid 19 pandemic. The Philharmonie, in particular, has an excellent ventilation system that permanently blows disinfected supply air under the chairs into the auditorium and exhausts exhaust air upwards. Before and after admission, the door handles, handrails and sanitary areas are cleaned and disinfected.

The following, newly updated rules apply to all visitors:

NEW: Prices and seating plan

Seats in the Philharmonie Hall will again be sold on a seat-by-seat basis, so the usual ticket prices and price groups will again apply. 

NEW: Mouth and nose protection

In the entire building of the Philharmonie, the wearing of a mouth and nose protector (MNS = Surgical Mask or similar) is mandatory. Mouth and nose protectors must also be worn throughout the concert.

NEW: Keeping distance

The safety distance of 1.5 m between visitors inside the building must be maintained at all times. The observance of the distances in the hall is guaranteed by free seats and the arrangement of the seats in a checkerboard pattern. Mouth and nose protection must be worn throughout the concert.

NEW: Evening box office

The evening box offices in the Philharmonie are open again.
When buying tickets you must leave your contact details.

NEW: Catering

Before and after the concert in the Philharmonie there will be a drink bar in front of the entrance on Potsdamer Straße.

Advance ticket booking

When buying tickets you must leave your contact details.

You can obtain tickets from our visitor service by telephone, email or at their office as well as in DSO's ticket webshop. 

The advance ticket sale begins ...
– for the November concert October 15
– for the December concerts on November 16

Before the concert

Concert goers must carry a current identity card or an appropriate official document such as a passport with them in the Philharmonie.

Pre-concert talks at the venue cannot take place.

Free programme booklets will be available for you on the concert evening.

Concert duration

The concerts last a maximum of 75 to 90 minutes and take place without a break.

Philharmonie: Entering the Building
Download plan: Where to enter the building (pdf file)

On your admission ticket you will find the detailed information on your block, the staggered admission time, the exact entrance to take and the colour of the walkway that will take you to your block.

In order to avoid large crowds and to equalize the flow of visitors, admission is via different entrances. The footpaths and hall entrances throughout the building are colour-coded (see plan).  


Entrances RIGHT

Seating blocks on the right side of the hall: Enter via the Box office foyer

Path to Block A and B right via foyer stairs  Green 
➔ Admission 25 to 10 minutes before the concert

Path to Block C, D right via foyer stairs  Blue 
➔ Admission 40 to 25 minutes before the concert

Path to Block E, F, G, H and K right via foyer stairs  Purple 
➔ Admission 60 to 45 minutes before the concert


Entrances LEFT

Seating blocks on the left side of th hall: Enter via the garden and the East entrance

Path to Block A and B left via stairs / open staircase Buffet  Red 
➔ Admission 25 to 10 minutes before the concert

Path to Block C, D left via stairs / open staircase Buffet  Yellow 
➔ Admission 40 to 25 minutes before the concert

Path to Block E, F, G, H and K left via stairs / open staircase Buffet  Orange 
➔ Admission 60 to 45 minutes before the concert

Cloakroom

There are no cloakrooms, so please do not bring larger items of luggage. Bags larger than DIN A4 are not allowed. Jackets and overcoats can be placed on the seats of the unused chairs.

Accessibility

Visitors with walking disabilities and wheelchair users use the east entrance if possible. The lifts may be occupied by a maximum of 2 guests and a member of staff.

Information for Villa Elisabeth Concerts
Photo: Stefan Melchior

Mouth and nose protection: In the entire building of Villa Elisabeth, the obligation to wear a mouth and nose protector (MNS) applies until the hall doors are closed at the beginning of the concert.

The safety distance of 1.5 m between the visitors must be maintained at all times. Free seats and rows of seats ensure that the distances in the hall are maintained.

There are no cloakrooms, so please do not bring larger items of luggage. Bags larger than DIN A4 are not allowed. Jackets and overcoats can be placed on the seats of the unused chairs.

When buying tickets you must leave your contact details. You can obtain tickets from our visitor service by telephone, email or at their office. Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to purchase tickets online. The advance ticket sale for the November 29 concert begins October 15.

Concert goers must carry a current identity card or an appropriate official document such as a passport with them in the Philharmonie.


Season 19/20 Concert tickets

You still have tickets for cancelled concerts from March to June?

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