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 corona virus. We update this page at regular intervals and in accordance with the latest rulings 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.

Admission to our concerts

To be admitted to our concerts, you will need the following documents – digitally or, if you prefer, as a printout:

  • Your ticket.  Tickets will not be personalised, so you will need to register before entering via the Corona Warning app, the Luca app, or at our information desk. If digital registration is not an option, please use our visitor data form. You are welcome to fill it out in advance and bring it with you to the concert. 
  • Your negative test result from the day of the event for an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (rapid antigen test or PCR test).
     
    • or proof of complete Covid 19 vaccination with a vaccine approved by the European Union (the last vaccination must have been given at least 14 days ago).
    • orproof of your recovery (positive PCR test result at least 28 days but no more than six months ago or, in the case of a more recent infection, in conjunction with at least one vaccination against Covid-19).
  • Your photo ID

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 requirements, e.g. do not wish to wear an FFP2 mask without a valve, may be removed from the event. In such cases, there is no entitlement to a refund of the ticket price.

Our concerts take place subject to the respective authorisation. Should changes to the schedule, such as concert cancellations, be necessary due to other instructions from the Senate, we will of course refund the tickets purchased.


    Hygiene information for your concert visit

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

    Only people who have tested negative, have been fully vaccinated or who have recovered from a covid infection will be admitted to our events.

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

    Entrance map

    Follow the coloured paths of our route guidance system.

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

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

    Bags no larger than 21cm by 30cm may be taken into the auditorium.

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

    Keep at least 1.5 m away from other people.

    Our events take place with an interval. Bars are open during the interval.

    Always cough and sneeze into the crook of your arm.

    Use the disinfection dispensers.

    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

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    When and how can I purchase concert tickets?

    Advance booking for events of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation until the end of October for the general public begins on 9 August at 09:00 online and by telephone. From 16 August, you can also purchase tickets during opening hours at our box office in the foyer of the Philharmonie Berlin. 

    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.  Personalisation on tickets for the Welcome Back Week is also not required.

    What happens if the concert I booked is cancelled?

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

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    What are the admission requirements for attending a concert?

    You can only attend the event if you can present the following three documents:

      • Your ticket. Tickets will not be personalised, so you will need to register on entering the Philharmonie via the Corona Warn app, the Luca app, or at our information desk.
      • Your negative test result from the day of the event for an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (rapid antigen test or PCR test).

    or proof of complete Covid 19 vaccination (the last vaccination must have been given at least 14 days ago)

    or proof of your recovery (positive PCR test result at least 28 days but no more than six months ago or, in the case of a more recent infection, in conjunction with at least one vaccination against Covid-19). 

      • Ein personalisierter, tagesaktueller negativer SARS-CoV-2-Antigen-Testbescheid oder eine Impfbescheinigung, die belegt, dass Sie seit mindestens 14 Tagen vollständig geimpft sind. Wenn Sie in den vergangenen sechs Monaten mit dem Virus infiziert waren und Ihre Erkrankung mind. 28 Tage zurückliegt, akzeptieren wir auch einen entsprechenden ärztlichen oder behördlichen Bescheid.
      • Your photo ID

    We recommend that you bring your ticket and your test/vaccination/recovery certificate with you as a printout or save them on your smartphone so that you can easily have the documents at hand when being admitted.

    What are the admission requirements for children and young people?

    Children aged 6 and over are also required to show a negative test result from the day of the event or proof of full vaccination or recovery. In order that the result or proof can be assigned accordingly at the admission control, it is necessary that children also bring photo ID (e.g. children's or school ID) to the event. Children up to and including 14 years of age must wear a medical mask at all times during their visit to the Philharmonie Berlin. For young people aged 15 and over, FFP2 masks are mandatory. Please note that a separate ticket is required for each child.

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

    Despite the requirement that every concert guest has a negative test result or is fully vaccinated or recovered, our hygiene and safety measures apply. For this reason, FFP2 masks are mandatory during the entire stay at the Philharmonie Berlin for your protection and that of other guests.  Please remember to bring your own mouth and nose covering, and note that only FFP2 masks without a valve are acceptable. A medical certificate does not exempt you from the mandatory wearing of masks.

    Children up to and including 14 years of age may alternatively wear a medical mask.

    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.
    • Only people who have tested negative, are fully vaccinated or who have recovered from a covid infection 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.

    <All staff involved, the admission staff and the artists are tested regularly.</p>

    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 test-to-go.berlin.

    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 test-to-go.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 October.

     

    Are there intermissions and catering services?

    All concerts take place with intermissions. The bars in the foyers are open one hour before the start of the concert and during the interval. Please keep a minimum distance of 1.5 m when queuing.

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