Berliner Philharmoniker

Frequently Asked Questions



Autographs of Sir Simon Rattle or individual musicians are not kept in stock at the Philharmonie.

Admission to the Philharmonie

Doors open at least one hour before the performance.

Film and sound recordings

Film and sound recordings are not permitted in the Philharmonie Hall.

Lost and Found


Please contact our lost property office if you think you have lost something at the Philharmonie.

Contact Lost Property Office


The use of the cloakroom is included in the ticket price of Foundation Berliner Philharmoniker concerts.

Concert talks

We offer introductions to Foundation Berliner Philharmoniker concerts in the main hall and in the chamber music hall. This may be a lecture, a discussion with one or more artists or some other form of communication about what you are about to hear in the concert hall. They begin one hour before the concert, and last about 30 minutes.

Lunch Concerts

For security reasons, the number of visitors to the lunch concerts is limited to 1,500. Therefore, each visitor is given a chip at the entrance to the Philharmonie by a visitor services staff member. This chip is then handed back to enter the foyer where the concerts take place. It is not possible to reserve chips or to remove them from the Philharmonie for re-use. The bringing of folding chairs is not permitted for safety reasons. There are a limited number of seats available for visitors with disabilities.


Programmes for Foundation Berliner Philharmoniker concerts are available for 3 euros.

Guided Tours

Guided tours of the Philharmonie and the Chamber Music Hall are held daily at 1.30 pm (except 24, 25, 26, 31 December and 1 January). 
Guided Tours

Dress Code

At the Philharmonie, there is no "dress code". Our audiences wear suits and evening wear as well as jeans and T-shirts. Most guests, however, consider a concert at the Philharmonie as a special event for which they dress accordingly.


Limited metered parking is available in the grounds of the Philharmonie:

per hour: € 2, -
per day: € 16, - (weekdays)
per day: € 6, - (Sundays and holidays)
Reduced rate ("Kulturtarif") for concert visitors: € 6, - (weekdays and Saturday from 18:00 to 02:00)

Parking facilities are also available at the Sony Center (entrances on Ben-Gurion-Straße and Bellevuestraße), and in the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden (entrance to the parking garage on Reichpietschufer) and in the parking garage on Schöneberger Ufer.


Ticket sale


For detailed information on this season's subscription series, please refer to the following page:

Subscription series



Concessions can be requested at the box office for each concert.

Visitors with disabilities (grade B) receive a free ticket in the same price range for an accompanying person.


Email newsletter While we do not provide an English newsletter for the Berlin Philharmonie, you might be interested in the English Digital Concert Hall newsletter.

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