Your concert visit during corona times

We look forward to welcoming you to the Philharmonie Berlin. On this page, we have put together the most important information for your concert visit. We especially ask you to follow our hygiene rules to protect yourself and others from contracting the coronavirus. We update this page at regular intervals and in accordance with the latest regulations of the Berlin Senate. Provisions in the hygiene rules may change at short notice before events. We therefore ask you to take another look at this page shortly before your concert visit.

Currently, the following applies to all events at the Philharmonie Berlin: admission will only be granted to people who have been vaccinated or have recently recovered, and who additionally have a current negative test result or proof of booster vaccination, and who wear an FFP2 mask.

Admission to our concerts

To be admitted to our concerts, you will need the following documents:

  • Your ticket
  • Your proof of full COVID-19 vaccination protection with a vaccine licensed in the EU
    or
    recovery
  • Your recent negative test result (rapid antigen test not older than 24 hours or PCR test not older than 48 hours; no home tests)
    or
    your proof of booster vaccination
  • Your photo ID
  • An FFP2 mask

Under 18s are exempt from the 2G rule – for them a negative test result (see above) is sufficient. A student ID will not be accepted as a substitute for a current test result.

If you are not able to be vaccinated, you can only attend the concert if you present the relevant medical certificate and a PCR result at the entrance. A rapid test result is not sufficient.

Persons without the appropriate certificates cannot be admitted. Please note our current hygiene regulations as well as the detailed questions and answers about attending the concert. Visitors who do not comply with the regulations may be excluded from the event. In this case, there is no entitlement to a refund of the ticket price.


Hygienehinweise für Ihren Konzertbesuch
 

Wearing an FFP2 mask throughout the building and also during the concert is mandatory. Please bring your own mask. A medical certificate does not exempt you from the mandatory wearing of masks.

Only fully vaccinated or recovered persons with a current negative test result from an official test centre will be admitted to our events. Persons with a booster vaccination are exempt from the additional test requirement.

Please adhere to the entrance and time indicated on your ticket.

Entrance map

 

Follow the coloured paths of our route guidance system.

Currently, we are allowed to seat our audience without spacing.

There are only a few lifts available. Use the stairs if possible.

Keep at least 1.5 m away from other people.

Keep at least 1.5 m away from other people.

Please hand in your jackets and larger bags at the cloakroom.

Our events take place with an interval.
We are temporarily suspending the catering service at the Philharmonie Berlin during the intervals. Our catering truck in front of the Potsdamer Strasse entrance will continue to be open for you before and after the concerts.

Use the disinfection dispensers.

Always cough and sneeze into the crook of your arm.

People with covid symptoms and people who have had contact with COVID-19 sufferers in the last 14 days are not permitted to enter the Philharmonie.


FAQs about concert operations during corona times

Ticket sale

When and how can I purchase concert tickets?

You can find out about the start of advance sales for upcoming concerts under our sales information. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone and at the box office.

How are concert guests seated in the auditoriums?

According to the current specifications, we are allowed to seat our audience without spacing. A maximum of 2,000 people may be seated in the audience in the main auditorium, and the Chamber Music Hall may be fully occupied. You book your tickets seat-by-seat and can choose your preferred seat during the purchase process.

Can I pass on my concert tickets?

If you are unable to attend at short notice, you can pass on your ticket.

What happens if the concert I booked is cancelled?

In the event of a cancellation, the ticket price will be refunded.

Concert visit

What are the admission requirements for attending a concert?

To be admitted to our concerts, you will need the following documents:

  • Your ticket
  • Your proof of full COVID-19 vaccination protection with a vaccine licensed in the EU
    or
    recovery
  • Your recent negative test result (rapid antigen test not older than 24 hours or PCR test not older than 48 hours; no home test)
    or
    your proof of booster vaccination
  • Your photo ID
  • An FFP2 mask

 You can find a list of the test centres in Berlin at direkttesten.berlin. As an additional protective measure, we also recommend that guests with full booster vaccinations get tested before attending a concert.

Under 18s are exempt from the 2G rule – for them a negative test result (see above) is sufficient. A student ID will not be accepted as a substitute for a current test result.

If you are not able to be vaccinated, you can only attend the concert if you present the relevant medical certificate and a PCR result at the entrance. A rapid test result is not sufficient.

Persons without the appropriate certificates cannot be admitted. 

 

What are the admission requirements for children and young people?

The 2G rule does not apply to children and young people under the age of 18. They must however show either a recent negative test result (rapid antigen test not older than 24 hours or PCR test not older than 48 hours) or proof of complete vaccination or recovery. Please note that children under 6 years of age must also show appropriate proof.

In order that the proof can be assigned accordingly at the admission control, it is necessary that children also bring an ID with a picture (e.g., child's or pupil's ID) to the event. The general mask requirement also applies to children over 6 years of age. We also recommend that younger guests wear a mask during the event.

Please note that our participatory concerts are suitable for children aged 3 to 5 and our family concerts for children aged 6 and over. We kindly ask you to observe these age recommendations so that your child can fully enjoy the concert. We would also like to point out that each child needs its own ticket.

 

Is a student ID valid as proof of a Corona test?

No, a student ID card will not be accepted at the Philharmonie Berlin as proof of a negative Corona test. Children and young people who cannot provide proof of vaccination or recovery require a recent negative test result (rapid antigen test not older than 24 hours or PCR test not older than 48 hours) to attend the event. All test centres certified by the state of Berlin can be found at direkttesten.berlin.

I have a medical certificate stating that I am unable to be vaccinated. Will I be admitted with a recent test result?

People who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are exempt from the 2G regulation and must present a recent negative PCR test (not older than 48 hours). Moreover, you must prove by medical certificate that you are unable to be vaccinated.

All test centres certified by the state of Berlin can be found at direkttesten.berlin.

 

Do I have to wear a mask during the concert? What kind of masks are accepted?

An FFP2 mask must be worn at our events. Even under the 2G rule, masks are still mandatory during the entire stay at the Philharmonie Berlin – for your own protection and that of other guests.  Please bring your own FFP2 mask with you. A medical certificate does not exempt you from the mask requirement.

The general obligation to wear a mask also applies to children from 6 years of age. We also recommend that younger guests wear a mask during the event.

What measures is the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation taking to guarantee safe concert operations?

In recent months, we have taken a variety of measures to ensure the best possible health protection for all concert guests, artists and staff:

  • Good ventilation prevents infections. Together with the TU Berlin, the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation has researched the behaviour of aerosols in the auditorium. The results show a high effectiveness of the air conditioning system, which is operated exclusively with fresh air supplied from outside.
  • Our events take place in accordance with the 2G+ rule. This means that only fully vaccinated or recovered persons will be admitted.
  • The route guidance system is designed to minimise contact with others.
  • Admission control is contactless – your ticket will be scanned from a safe distance.
  • The cleaning and disinfection of highly frequented areas and so-called high-touch points such as handrails and door handles has been stepped up, especially during events.
  • Hand sanitiser is provided throughout the building.

How do I get a test appointment?

You are responsible for booking an appointment yourself. We advise you to make an appointment at your preferred test centre as early as possible, as there is limited capacity at any one time. You will find all test centres certified by the state of Berlin at direkttesten.berlin.

Please allow sufficient time for the test. Especially at the test stations near the Philharmonie, you can expect a large crowd shortly before the concert begins.

Can I also present a home test result?

Results from non-certified test centres or other test results (such as home tests) will not be accepted for admission. You will find all test centres certified by the state of Berlin at direkttesten.berlin.

When can I enter the auditorium and take my seat?

The Philharmonie Berlin opens one hour before the concert begins.

Are there concert introductions?

No introductions will be able to take place up to and including March.

 

Are there intermissions and catering services?

All concerts take place with intermissions. Due to the general increase in the number of infections, we are temporarily suspending the catering service at the Philharmonie Berlin during the intervals. This will enable us to ensure that FFP2 masks can be worn at all times.  Our catering truck in front of the Potsdamer Strasse entrance will continue to be open for you before and after the concerts.


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