Frequently Asked Questions

General

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.

Programme booklet

Programmes for Foundation Berliner Philharmoniker concerts are available for 3.50 euros.

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.

Cloakroom

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

Lost and found

May I have an autograph?

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

Tickets & subscriptions

Concessions

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.

Concert subscriptions

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

Visiting the Philharmonie

Accessibility

Because of Hans Scharoun’s unique architecture, the Berlin Philharmonie and the Chamber Music Hall are listed buildings. As a result, accessibility is unfortunately not possible in all areas. Further information on entrances accessible to disabled persons (see appendix) and assistance provided by our event service is available on request.

Disabled Parking

The public parking areas on Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. (West of the Philharmonie) have a limited number of designated disabled parking spaces. We regret that the reservation of parking spaces is generally not possible.

Car parking

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

Every started hour 2,50 Euro
Daily rate 20 Euro
Lost ticket 20 Euro
Overnight rate 7:00 - 05:00 am 7 Euro
Sunday flat rate 6 Euro 

 

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.

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

Film and sound recordings

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

Admission to the Philharmonie

Doors open at least one hour before the performance.

Live in cinemas

Where do the cinema broadcasts take place?

I run a cinema and would like to participate. Who do I contact?

Can I show Digital Concert Hall concerts in my school / nursing home / club?

Use of the Digital Concert Hall is permitted exclusively for private purposes. Public presentations require a separate clearing of rights.