Closure of the Philharmonie Berlin until 19 April

Due to the Coronavirus

(Photo: Heribert Schindler)

Following the announcement yesterday by Dr. Klaus Lederer, Berlin Senator for Culture and Europe, to cancel all events in venues with more than 500 seats from 11 March to 19 April 2020, the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation will close both halls of the Philharmonie (main auditorium and Chamber Music Hall) with immediate effect. In addition to the events of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, all guest events in both venues are affected. The daily guided tours of the Philharmonie and the lunch concerts will also no longer take place until 19 April.

Visit the Digital Concert Hall

The Philharmonie Berlin is closed, but the Berliner Philharmoniker will continue to play for you – in the Digital Concert Hall. The orchestra invite you to visit their virtual concert hall free of charge for 30 days.

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What happens to my tickets?

Tickets for the following concerts of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation in the period when the Philharmonie will be closed will be refunded:

Thu-Sat 12 -14 March 2020: Berliner Philharmoniker and the Vocalsolisten Stuttgart/Sir Simon Rattle
Sun15 March 2020: Organ Matinee
Tue 31 March 2020: Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and Ensemble Modern
Fri and Sun 17 and 19 April 2020: Fidelio concert performance / Kirill Petrenko

To this end, we would ask all ticket holders to contact us either by email or by telephone. Subscribers who have paid for their tickets by direct debit will automatically be refunded the respective amount. All other subscribers can contact the subscription office by email or by telephone. It is not necessary to return the tickets.

Every donation would be welcome!

It is of course also possible for you to donate the amount of the purchased ticket to us, which we would be very happy about. The current crisis is also an enormous burden for the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Philharmonie, so every donation would be welcome! You will of course receive a receipt for the amount donated. If you are willing to do this, please contact our box office.

Replacement dates:
We can offer replacement dates for the following concerts. The tickets remain valid:

Sut 14 March 2020: Tel Aviv-Berlin; new date: 9 April 2021
Wed 25 March 2020: Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic; new date: 1 November 2020
Fri 3 April 2020: Julia Lezhneva and La Voce Strumentale. new date: 12. April 2021

Guest events

Ticket holders for guest events should contact the respective organisers directly.


Further information

For practical hygiene measures and further general information about risk assessment, please refer to the Robert Koch Institute website.