All about your visit
Look forward to a special experience at the Philharmonie Berlin! Perhaps you still have questions before your visit: what should you wear? Are there any introductory events? Where can I get a programme booklet or something to eat and drink? You’ll find the answers here. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or telephone.
Admission and cloakroom
One hour before the concert begins, we open the Philharmonie for admission and box office. The box office for the main auditorium and guest events can be found via the northern entrance in Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße, for the Chamber Music Hall please use the southern entrance (see map).
Our cloakroom is free of charge. You may take bags up to approximately 8×12 inches (20×30 cm) into the auditorium, but please leave larger bags at the cloakroom.
The auditorium doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event and you can then go to your seat. If you arrive too late, we cannot grant admission out of respect for the performers and the audience.
Be well prepared for the concert! Forty-five minutes before each Berliner Philharmoniker concert, our knowledgeable, informative and entertaining experts will be waiting for you in the South Foyer of the Philharmonie Berlin to prepare you for the programme.
For other concerts, such as those by guest organisers or in the Chamber Music Hall, introductions cannot always be offered. Detailed information can be found in our concert calendar.
We don’t have a dress code at the Philharmonie Berlin. Our guests come in suits and evening dress as well as in jeans and a T-shirt. However, many guests consider a concert at the Philharmonie Berlin a special event and enjoy dressing up for a concert.
Our programme booklets feature introductions to the works, biographies and fascinating articles, and can be downloaded in advance as PDF files from the concert page in the calendar.
On site, you can obtain programme booklets for concerts of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation for 3 to 5 euros.
Catering and intervals
Our bars in the foyers provide refreshments one hour before the start of the concert and during the intervals. In addition, our catering van in front of the Potsdamer Strasse entrance is open before and after the concerts.
The interval last 20 minutes.
Photos, film and sound recordings
Photography, filming or sound recordings are generally not permitted during the concert. Please be considerate of the artists and switch off your mobile phone during the performance.
Photography is permitted in the Philharmonie for private purposes. Feel free to share your snapshots and photos on social media under the hashtag #BerlinPhil
The Shop in the Philharmonie – a place to browse, browse and browse. Here you will find recordings of the Berliner Philharmoniker as well as philharmonic ensembles and soloists. There is also a large assortment of music books with interesting and often unusual publications.
t +49 30 254 88-131
Lost and found
Any items left behind will be kept by our lost property office. If you have lost something, just get in touch with us.
t +49 30 254 88-118
f +49 30 254 88-249